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Sen. Cotton again seeks to allow trained truck drivers under 21 to haul interstate freight

Feb 28, 2019 at 09:44 AM CST

For the second consecutive year, the top issue in the trucking industry is the driver shortage, according to a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute, the nonprofit research organization of trade group American Trucking Associations. The report, Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2018, was based on a survey of 1,539 respondents, of which 47.5% were carriers; 41.3%, drivers; and 11.2%, other industry stakeholders. Hours-of-service ranked as the industry’s No. 2 issue, while driver retention rose two spots to No. 3.