Biden and Senators reach $ 579 billion infrastructure deal


Monday June 28, 2021 Trucking News and Briefs:

$ 109 billion allocated for roads and bridges in bipartite infrastructure deal

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he and a bipartisan group of 10 senators had reached a $ 579 billion infrastructure deal, including $ 109 billion for roads, bridges and major projects. Combining the new spending outlined in the framework with the base spending, the deal amounts to $ 973 billion over five years and $ 1.2 trillion over eight years.

Overall, the bipartite infrastructure framework would provide $ 312 billion for transportation projects and an additional $ 266 billion for other infrastructure projects, such as water infrastructure, broadband, environmental projects and Moreover.

Roads and bridges get the biggest slice of the pie, $ 109 billion. The framework also provides $ 11 billion for security, $ 7.5 billion for electric vehicle infrastructure and $ 16 billion for ports and waterways. Other funds are allocated to public transport, passenger and freight rail transport, and airports.

The Biden administration said the framework would be funded by “closing the tax gap, redirecting unspent emergency relief funds, targeted corporate user fees and the macroeconomic impact of infrastructure investments.” .

The deal will have to go through the House and Senate before it goes back to Biden’s office to be signed.

Suttles Truck Leasing, LSP Transport recognized by NTTC

LSP Transport of Bryan, Texas, and Suttles Truck Leasing of Demopolis, Alabama, were named the 2020 North American Safety Champions by the National Tank Truck Carriers at the 2021 NTTC Annual Conference and Exhibits in Indianapolis.

LSP Transport has 20 years of experience in the chemical transport industry. The company, which had operated under a different name until 2015, became a wholly owned subsidiary of LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (LSPI) and is now a private fleet dedicated to delivering products for LSPI. The company’s safety program is managed by Joe Maple, who is the Director of HSE Transportation for LSP, where the safety of drivers, the community and the environment is a core value.

Suttles Truck Leasing, part of the Dana family of companies, was acquired in November 1999. Suttles operates over 20 million kilometers per year, offering a wide variety of products and services ranging from the transportation of dangerous goods to facilities from tank washing to equipment rental. Suttles Truck Leasing’s safety culture is led by Gene Patten, where a culture of making their associates, customers and the general public safe is the number one priority.

“| “This year’s competition was incredibly competitive in all mileage classes; these two operations should be extremely proud. Almost 75% of the contest operators improved DOT frequencies compared to the previous year. With Heil’s continued support, we are delighted to recognize the incredible safety performance of LSP Transport and Suttles Truck Leasing.

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