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Sen. Cotton supports bill giving young truck drivers ability to haul interstate freight

Sep 05, 2018 at 09:07 AM CST
Existing law restricts drivers under 21 with a commercial driver’s license to haul goods from one state to another, but the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act, or DRIVE-Safe Act would allow the drivers to complete an apprenticeship with an experienced driver before taking the wheel alone to haul interstate freight. On Aug. 16, Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, along with original co-sponsors U.S. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., introduced the bill in the Senate. Cotton became a co-sponsor Aug. 27.