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Age Requirement Commercial Truck Drivers

Jun 26, 2018 at 08:21 AM CST
There has been an ongoing debate in the trucking industry about whether the minimum age for commercial drivers should be lowered. Those who support the lower age requirement say that it will provide job opportunities, address the driver shortage problem, and keep the economy going. However, those who oppose the lower age requirement say that drivers under the age of 21 are much more likely to be involved in serious accidents. Congress is considering legislation that will allow 18-year-olds with a commercial driver’s license to drive commercial trucks across state lines.