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Long hauling at 18? Trucker shortage spurs proposal to let teens drive across U.S.

Sep 14, 2018 at 12:46 PM CST

They train truckers at Apex CDL Institute in Kansas City, Kan. So, yes, federal proposals to put teens at the wheel of big rigs crossing the nation would likely boost enrollment.

But institute director Jeffrey Steinberg thinks most 18-year-olds would make bad long-haulers.