Infrastructure Lacks Critical Funding

Denise GillinBusiness Insurance, News

By Kevin Rettberg for AssuredPartners

With the September House passage of the latest infrastructure spending bill tagged somewhere around $3.5 trillion, there is still one issue that this bill has not addressed: commercial truck parking. To understand why this is an issue, we need to provide context.

It goes without saying, but there is consensus that our nation’s highways and roadways are infrastructure, and as a country there is a continued investment of billions of dollars to maintain and improve them. Another point of agreement, especially having gone through the COVID pandemic, is that our commercial truck drivers are the lifeblood of our economy. Finally, the work that has been done in the industry to make the job safe is also unquestioned. Therefore, what seems to be lacking is an agreement on a long-known problem: our commercial drivers need additional parking while in transport.

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