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House Bill Would Allow Interstate Trucking for 18-to-21-Year-Olds

Mar 22, 2018 at 08:02 AM CST

A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the House of Representatives March 21.

The Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy, or DRIVE-Safe Act, proposes a two-step program for prospective young drivers to complete once they obtain a commercial driver license. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), would require these drivers to log 400 hours of on-duty time and 240 hours of driving time with an experienced driver in the cab after earning a CDL.