Trucking employment reached a record high at the end of 2015; with 5,300 truck driving jobs added in December, the for-hire trucking workforce surpassed over 1.46 million drivers according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Our Transportation company was among those increasing employee headcounts last year, and the Wisconsin-based trucking company is currently hiring both company.
While you read this, there is a transportation proposal called GROW AMERICA sitting on desks all across Capitol Hill,Foxx writes.
Secretary Foxx’s passionate plea to lawmakers is followed by statistics of American roads and bridges by state, and the results aren’t pretty.
It covers 6 years; it would increase investment in roads, bridges, transit, and freight facilities across the country; and, we sent it to Congress 4 months ago.
All together, 65% of roads in the United States are in “less-than-good” condition, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
The House of Representatives Transportation Committee didn’t respond to a request for comment on Secretary Foxx’s remarks. Other transportation bills have been written this session, but none have gained any traction.