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Alabama passes bill to allow under-21 intrastate truckers

May 21, 2019 at 06:54 AM CST
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Lawmakers in Alabama passed a bill Wednesday, May 15, that lowers the age for intrastate truck drivers to 18 years old. Before the passing of the bill, Alabama was one of only two states (the other being Hawaii) to require drivers to be 21 to obtain a commercial driver’s license to drive intrastate. The bill states that the number of people “willing and qualified” to drive trucks is insufficient in relation to freight volume and allowing 18-year-old drivers would help fill that gap.