Workforce and Commercial Driver’s License

The Issue: Beer and beverage distributors provide competitive wages, benefits and long-term career opportunities. However, they face significant labor shortages, particularly for CDL drivers.

Why It Matters: Over 3,000 independent beer distribution facilities employ more than 137,000 Americans. These businesses play a critical role in supporting local economies and their labor challenges ripple throughout the supply chain of the smallest towns and biggest cities.

We Encourage Congress to:

  • Take steps to address the nationwide labor and CDL shortage and challenges to the supply chain, including apprenticeships, trade school and community college initiatives.