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Rail Employee Training Modernization Act Debuts

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio-12) on July 29 introduced the Rail Employee Training Modernization Act, which would allow railroads to utilize virtual instruction modules to speed the process of moving new hires through training into the field.  The new legislation is “aimed at eliminating cumbersome red tape by allowing aspiring freight rail employees to complete…

Balderson Introduces Latest Workforce Bill to Help Keep America's Trains Running On-Time

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced the Rail Employee Training Modernization Act today, aimed at eliminating cumbersome red tape by allowing aspiring freight rail employees to complete certain training requirements virtually. "This is yet another example of the ways government bureaucracy is making the ongoing supply chain problems worse, not…

Balderson Calls on DOT to Streamline Licensing Process for Prospective Motor Fuel Haulers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson this morning led more than 60 Members of Congress in a letter sent to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to streamline redundant, burdensome, and costly barriers preventing haulers from pursuing in-demand careers. "The licensing process for truck drivers should…

Balderson Joins Call for Action to Address Skyrocketing Fertilizer Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson today joined more than 90 Republican House colleagues in a letter on behalf of American farmers calling on the Biden Administration to tackle rising fertilizer costs. "The Biden Administration is turning a blind eye to the turmoil that skyrocketing fertilizer and fuel costs are causing for America's farm families," said…

Balderson Joins Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Introduce Commercial Driver's License Reforms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill today to address the nation’s ongoing supply chain shortages by eliminating regulatory barriers preventing eligible drivers from entry into the trucking workforce. “This legislation eliminates regulatory barriers to filling in-demand truck driver jobs,” said Congressman Balderson. “I’m proud…

Balderson to Biden: Addressing Supply Chain Crisis Should Be Top Priority

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Troy Balderson, along with 160 House Republican colleagues, joined in a letter to President Biden Wednesday evening urging the Administration to reevaluate its priorities and reverse course on the harmful policies that have led to a worsening of the country’s supply chain crisis and subsequent higher prices on everyday items. “The destructive policies…

Thornwood Crossing bridge project awaits funds from infrastructure bill

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NEWARK -- The dream of a semi truck-friendly economic development corridor from Ohio 16 to Interstate 70 could become reality in a few years. The last remaining piece of the puzzle is a $15 million connection from Thornwood Crossing to Thornwood Drive in Newark, bypassing the crumbling Showman Arch Bridge on Cherry Valley Road with a new bridge over Raccoon Creek on a new…

Supply chain leaders call for the bipartisan passage of Drive-Safe Act

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National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and American Trucking Associations (ATA) were among 117 organizations urging Congress to pass the DRIVE-Safe Act in a letter sent to the country’s transportation leaders last week. They say the legislation provides a remedy to the nation’s growing shortage of truck drivers by promoting opportunity and enhancing safety training for…

Bipartisan legislators reintroduce bill strengthening financial security for infrastructure projects

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U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), along with U.S. Sens. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Troy Balderson (R-OH), reintroduced legislation Monday that would increase the financial security of federal infrastructure projects. The bill, Promoting Infrastructure by Protecting Our Subcontractors and Taxpayers Act of 2021, would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation…

Bill to Allow Younger Interstate Truck Drivers Reintroduced

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A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who are under 21 to cross state lines after completing safety training and apprenticeship opportunities. Under the proposed Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe)…

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