Thanks to fracking, Texas is producing more oil and natural gas than ever before. This has sparked a manufacturing renaissance and new economic opportunities to export products made right here at home.
However, the Port of Houston is the only major U.S. port that does not have a transportation corridor for area manufacturers to get fully loaded containers directly to the port. This weak link in the supply chain puts Texas businesses at a competitive disadvantage. The Port of Houston’s inability to receive full containers creates a 10% premium on supply chain cost for Texas manufacturers shipping products to customers overseas.
SB 1524/HB 3854 will solve this problem by modernizing Texas trucking regulations while improving safety and reducing the impact on our public roads.