Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Overhaul US Trucking System

The Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking (SHIP IT) Act would offer truck drivers up to $10,000 in tax credits and training incentives as part of new bipartisan legislation aimed at retaining and recruiting drivers. The SHIP IT Act also incorporates truck parking funding and an hours-of-service exemption for livestock haulers — long-sought measures by drivers and carriers. Lawmakers are calling the bill a “sweeping overhaul of the interstate trucking supply chain system, » similar to last year’s Ocean Shipping Reform Act (source: FreightWaves).