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Biden will invest $30 million in the trucking
industry to hire more drivers after the
crippling supply chain crisis and backlash
over the vaccine mandates

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Posted By: Come And Take It, 12/16/2021 1:48:16 PM

Joe Biden announced Thursday a $30 million investment in U.S. trucking as administration officials meet with industry leaders in an effort to attract new drivers in the midst of a massive supply chain crisis. The White House said in a fact sheet on the new plan that the COVID-19 pandemic 'exacerbated longstanding workforce challenges in the trucking industry, including high turnover rates, an aging workforce, long hours away from home, and time spent waiting.' The new action plan, including the new investment, is an action from the administration's Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, which was launched in June to 'lead whole government effort' to address bottlenecks.


More smoke and mirrors crapola. $30M is chump change. Xiden just trying to look like he is doing something when in fact they are just throwing some taxpayer money to the trucking bosses as a bribe. Will not do anything at all. The massive shortage of truck drivers is due to the fact that so many of them cannot pass drug screenings anymore, especially due to widespread 'legalization' of pot at the state level. Combined with the stupid vax mandates that many companies are pushing and restrictions on hours the truckers can work, and you have an unsolvable crisis caused by meddling governments.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: billsv 12/16/2021 1:55:29 PM (No. 1009261)
They need to change the emission on standards go trucks in CA to solve the issue. Truckers cannot afford new rigs to met the CA emission standards
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LanceLink1 12/16/2021 1:58:31 PM (No. 1009263)
The other issue is California law dictating high level emissions standards that limit what trucks are able to operate in that state. In other words blame the truckers and not the goobermint greeny regulations.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared 12/16/2021 2:07:29 PM (No. 1009270)
Oh Yeah - That'll fix it. Here's all you need to know: Teamsters President Jim Hoffa in a December 1 Detroit News opinion piece argued there 'is no shortage of experienced truckers. However, there is a problem with these drivers getting fair pay and treatment from their employers.'
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon 12/16/2021 2:08:10 PM (No. 1009271)
Mayor Pete can don a lot lizard outfit and cruise the rest stop parking lots; maybe wrangle a few volunteers that way. Anything for the cause.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 12/16/2021 2:10:59 PM (No. 1009276)
Biden and his ilk caused the crisis, and now, he is throwing our money at it to try to fix it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Corndoggies 12/16/2021 2:19:51 PM (No. 1009282)
It takes more than a Class A CDL to be a “truck driver”. It takes common sense, planning, a sense of responsibility and a regard for safety, to name a few necessary traits. My husband and his driver friends talk constantly about this new class of driver and they are pathetic. Putting people behind a wheel is not the solution. That type of driver is called “meat in the seat” for a reason. There is not a driver shortage. There is a good driver shortage.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: marbles 12/16/2021 2:31:16 PM (No. 1009297)
More style over substance from the dems. Looks good, means nothing.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GoodDeal 12/16/2021 2:32:46 PM (No. 1009301)
How about canceling the emissions standards imposed years ago on big rigs so they can pick up loads at backlogged ports in CA? That's not going to happen. We must continue to fight climate change even if it kills the economy and puts people out of business and into bankruptcy courts.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Laotzu 12/16/2021 2:41:06 PM (No. 1009311)
The guy who caused the problem says he fixed the problem. I am confident that 1) I won't hear another word about ports from the media because the problem has been "fixed" and 2) the problem is now worse.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: coyote 12/16/2021 2:56:30 PM (No. 1009330)
The government should also stop the satellite tracking system, telling drivers how long they have to sleep, and other back-biting regulation.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 12/16/2021 3:17:43 PM (No. 1009353)
Not needed. Just get the damned Feds OUT of trucking regulations.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: john56 12/16/2021 3:23:30 PM (No. 1009358)
The $30MM will go to writing MORE restrictions and administrative rules that will make it harder to hire truckers, train truckers, keep truckers working, and get product to the consumer.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: sunshinehorses 12/16/2021 3:36:25 PM (No. 1009371)
If ;you have looked at truck drivers recently, a good many of them may not be citizens. The DOT website says you must present proof of citizenship or lawful presence. I would bet a good many of those I see on the road are refugees that have been given green cards. To me this is a ploy to get even more of those that do not belong in this country jobs and take jobs from those that do belong here. Oh and to pay them less than they deserve for the work they do.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 12/16/2021 3:41:13 PM (No. 1009376)
I'm 100% sure every penny will go to unions. Definitely none will go to a self-employed driver to expand their fleet.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono 12/16/2021 4:33:13 PM (No. 1009393)
$30M for how many entities? A penny for every pocket... The harm it does to the source will be greater than the help it gives to the recipients (a typical socialist band-aid).
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/16/2021 5:21:56 PM (No. 1009419)
Every time I get in a CCC (Concrete Construction Canyon) with an 18 wheeler I follow for at least a mile to see how stable he is. Especially night time and rain. An increasing number can't hold a lane that long. Sorry folks behind me. I'm not getting squished.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Vesicant 12/16/2021 5:45:54 PM (No. 1009447)
So why doesn't Dementia Joe get in a truck and fix the shortage all by himself? He's a fully qualified driver, right? Willin' by Little Feat:
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Reply 18 - Posted by: downnout 12/16/2021 5:52:23 PM (No. 1009456)
Every time I see the word “investment” as used by government bureaucrats I see millions of dollars flowing to political cronies.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: qr4j 12/16/2021 6:01:49 PM (No. 1009465)
$30 million, eh? Did a few Democrats sell their summer cottages to fund this? $30 million doesn't sound like much to fix the trucking industry. Seriously. How many new semi tractors does $30 million purchase? I Googled it. It would buy about 200 of them at an average cost of $150,000 a piece. That's four new semi tractors per state. Doesn't sound like much to me.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 12/16/2021 6:25:30 PM (No. 1009483)
I searched the Constitution and cannot find any provision for this “investment.” It must be under the “emanations and penumbras” of that hallowed document.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Faithfully 12/16/2021 6:44:29 PM (No. 1009501)
Yes he will. Non Union third world men who will work for a pittance and for guaranteed citizenship.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mean Gene 12/16/2021 8:19:55 PM (No. 1009574)
It doesn't matter how much he offers, people used to being supported for doing nothing won't take difficult jobs for even a lot more money. I know a vaccuum cleaner supply shop that can't find a front desk person at even $25/hour.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Strike3 12/16/2021 9:56:48 PM (No. 1009639)
Great, hundreds of new rookie 18-wheeler drivers to hit the road at roughly the same time.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy 12/17/2021 5:34:42 AM (No. 1009801)
30 million $$$ for new drivers while the goods are stuck at ports????Duh...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: franq 12/17/2021 11:06:29 AM (No. 1010098)
First, not the government's business. Second, a pittance. Fed spends more than that every three minutes.
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