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US representatives introduce the Ceasing Age-Based Trucking Restrictions Act to help alleviate trucker shortages; bill would enable drivers under age of 21 to transport goods delivered at US port of entry to another location within same state

Wallenius Wilhelmsen highlights efforts made to overcome disruptions, capacity shortages in 2022, such as halting acceptance of spot bookings in Q4 and reducing exports from Asia to North Europe; company estimates over 10% of its capacity was unavailable

In survey of more than 1,100 Americans, 84% acknowledge that robots can be helpful by filling staffing shortages; majority also believe robots can make work safer for humans by filling less desirable jobs and work shifts, as well as physically taxing jobs

Shipping companies need to allow at least three months for crew changes as Ukraine conflict has led to influx of seafarers from South Asia to fill shortages, according to Boers Crew Services; visas are taking longer as embassies work with new countries

US government, through Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, has boosted base salary for wildland firefighters by either US$20,000/year or 50% nationwide; it aims to improve readiness for fire season, as low pay has been a barrier to hiring firefighters

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