The importance of training young truck drivers to prevent accidents
Last year, a group called the Workforce Development Committee, formed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) helped push a bill called the DRIVE-Safe Act in the Senate and the House of Representatives. If passed, this legislation would allow drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to haul freight interstate once they are 18 years old. Although 48 states allow drivers to haul freight within their borders after they turn 18, current federal regulations forbid them from moving that freight across state lines until they are 21.
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Story by : Vishnu Rajamanickam, staff writer at freightwaves.com
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