Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports, will convene a hearing titled, “Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness,” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The hearing will address the current challenges facing the freight industry, and the ways in which Congress and stakeholders can enhance our nation’s transportation infrastructure and supply chains to ensure the continued competitiveness of American freight movement. Witnesses will also have the opportunity to discuss other opportunities to strengthen U.S. freight and transportation policy.


  • Mr. Chuck Baker, President, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
  • Mr. Lamont Byrd, Director, Safety and Health Department, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Mr. Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
  • Mr. Chris Spear, President & CEO, American Trucking Associations

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

2:30 P.M.

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports (Hybrid) 


This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.





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