On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) helped introduce, alongside U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), the Ceasing Age-Based (CAB) Trucking Restrictions Act to alleviate trucker shortages that have contributed to the nation’s significant supply-chain bottlenecks. Under current law, drivers under the age of 21 are prohibited from transporting goods delivered at a U.S. port of entry to another location within the same U.S. state.
“From food and fuel to furniture and fertilizer, Iowa truckers work overtime to keep our shelves stocked and our supply chains moving. However, federal overregulation has exacerbated trucker shortages and prevented household goods that our families rely on from reaching market,” said Rep. Feenstra. “I’m proud to help introduce commonsense legislation to eliminate bureaucratic red tape, streamline our supply chains, and ensure that qualified, safe drivers can more efficiently transport everyday goods.”
More specifically, this legislation would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide that the transportation of goods from a port of entry to another location within the same U.S. State as said port does not constitute interstate transportation.