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More than 60 members of Congress call for streamlined licensing process for motor fuel haulers

Through a letter dispatched to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg last week, more than 60 members of Congress urged changes to the licensing process for motor fuel truck haulers as means to draw in more applicants to the workforce.

In their letter, the representatives called for removal of or updates to supposedly redundant pricey barriers currently guiding the Department of Transportation (USDOT). These have become particularly burdensome, the members argued, amid ongoing supply chain and inflation concerns, coupled with a national shortage of qualified drivers. The last increases the difficulty to deliver products in a timely way, and the shortage is particularly acute in the motor fuel industry.

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