ABA thanks Senator Deb Fischer for introducing S. 1672, the Commercial Driver Act.
In 48 states, drivers are allowed to operate a commercial truck intra-state at 18 years of age. Current federal law requires drivers to be over the age of 21 to operate across state lines. Because of the federal restrictions on driver age, long and medium-haul trucking operations only hire drivers at 21 years of age – leading to a smaller pool of potential truck drivers. The Commercial Driver Act would allow states to reduce barriers for commercial truck drivers and will help to address the driver shortage by expanding the pool of eligible truck drivers and create new career opportunities for recent high school graduates.
For More information on the Commercial Driver Act Click Here (link attached section by section)