Legislative Action Center

 
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Key Issues

Pilot Program to Allow Drivers under 21 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a notice seeking public comment on creating a pilot project to allow commercial drivers 18-20 years old to operate in interstate commerce.  A previous pilot program applied to military veterans in that age group. The agency is seeking input on the training, qualifications, driving limitations, and vehicle safety systems that it should consider in developing options or approaches for a second pilot program for younger drivers. IFDA has prepared comments that you may edit, or just send.

Our Issues

Ask Your Legislators to Support the DRIVE-Safe Act
The DRIVE-Safe Act is critical legislation that addresses the massive driver shortage affecting the movement of commerce in our country by promoting opportunity and enhanced safety training for emerging members of this growing workforce. H.R. 1374 and S. 569 address the massive #truck #drivershortage, increase safety, and provide young adults with well-paying careers. 
 
*These letters are customizable. Please feel free to substitute the words "my company"  in the letter for the name of your actual company and to add a line about who you are and what you do in the district. You may also use the mailing address of any of your DCs to write to that legislator on behalf of your company.
Federal Minimum Wage - Please Write Your Legislators
The House of Representatives may vote on the “Raise the Wage Act” later this summer.  The measure would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2024. While unlikely to see action in the Senate, the legislation will be a 2020 campaign issue.  This letter is customizeable, please add your company name.  You may also use the addresses of multiple distribution centers to reach more representatives.

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