TXTA Statement on select saturday services for cdl

TXTA Contact: Kimberly Leggett

AUSTIN—Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) President and CEO John D. Esparza released the following statement regarding the announcement by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) adding Saturdays services for select commercial driver license offices:
“TXTA has been working with Governor Abbott’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety to assist in reducing the current supply chain congestion. The ongoing lack of commercial driver license (CDL) drivers combined with the backlog of CDL appointment times contribute to the driver shortage and as a result, the supply chain challenges we are experiencing. TXTA applauds DPS for opening CDL office locations for three Saturdays in November for CDL transactions only. This will include written and skills testing, applications, renewals, and any other transactions that are specific to CDL. Drivers needing CDL related services should use the online scheduler at the DPS website. We encourage CDL holders and CDL candidates to take advantage of this service provided by DPS.”