Biden Administration Announces Broad Infrastructure Plan

04/01/2021

Alexandria, Virginia:

TCA President John Lyboldt has issued the following statement in regard to the Biden Administration’s broad infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan:

“TCA acknowledges the dedication of President Biden and his administration to improve our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure; however, we remain vitally concerned that the proposed plan does not address creating a fully sustainable funding mechanism to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and other components which are sure to be challenged by Congress.

Additionally, the inclusion of any language that jeopardizes the independent contractor business model, which has proven itself in our industry as a pathway to the American dream, is unnecessary in a plan that should be devoted to the development of a world-class network of interstates dedicated to serving the American public.

TCA remains committed to supporting sound efforts that seek to rebuild our roads and bridges to a standard that is the envy of the world and which allows for our professional truck drivers, including independent contractors, to efficiently and safely deliver our nation’s freight. We will be at the table on these issues, rest assured.”

Please reach out to TCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, David Heller, or TCA’s Manager of Government Affairs, Kathryn Pobre if you have any questions about the impact of this bill.