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Pilot Program to Allow Under-21 Veterans to Drive Trucks in Interstate Commerce

The U.S. DOT plans to launch a pilot program that would allow 18-20 year olds who have the military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce. The results could play a vital role in lowering the age of eligibility for some truck drivers.

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House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

No less than 42 trade associations are urging House transportation leaders to back a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.

Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

ATRI’s Murray Details Research Efforts on Key Trucking Issues

Among the research projects currently on the front burner at the American Transportation Research Institute is an effort to determine if “we can identify younger drivers with the same characteristics as safe, older drivers,” said Dan Murray, vice president of ATRI, in his keynote speech at the National Private Truck Council’s annual meeting.

OOIDA Leading Fight Against House Bills to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with other groups, is opposing two bills before the House of Representatives that would allow for lowering the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial driver’s license.

Bill Would Create Pathway for Under-21 Truck Drivers

Two U.S. House representatives have introduced a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.