Podcast: FHWA grants meant to replace trucks at ports

May 20, 2024

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Shailen Bhatt, administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, discusses a $148 million round of grants aimed at reducing emission from large trucks at ports. Also, OOIDA advises everyone to avoid lease-purchase agreements at all costs, but some might wonder why. We’ll take a look. And FMCSA has made some changes to the pilot program designed to bring drivers under 21 years of age into the interstate trucking workforce. We’ll have an update.

0:00 – Newscast

10:22 – FHWA grants meant to replace trucks at ports

24:59 – OOIDA: Avoid the problems with lease-purchase agreements

40:23 – FMCSA tweaks under-21 pilot program to attract more people

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