New DBE Trucking Contract Process Embraces Equity and Inclusion

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) are moving forward to develop a new change in construction contract framework to include disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) trucking companies as subcontractors. MDOT will collect roster data from DBE truckers and post to a public website the number of DBE trucking companies, types of trucks, and work locations, making it easier for DBE truckers and other contractors to connect and do business together. The new subcontracting requirement will allow MDOT to track information on DBE truckers on construction contracts. The goal of this process will be to attract a more diverse group of trucking companies to the MDOT marketplace.

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