Teenagers To Soon Be Help The Truck Driver Shortage
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Fox 9 News stopped by our South St. Paul campus on Wednesday to discuss putting 18 year olds behind the wheel of a big rig to drive interstate. Now this has not gone into effect quite yet, but it's something that could be happening soon and it's a topic that has the industry talking.
In earlier versions approved by both the House and Senate, the minimum age of interstate truck drivers would have been reduced to 18-years-old as part of a pilot program.
On Tuesday, House and Senate negotiators released a final version of the bill that included an amended version of the measure. It limits the pilot program to veterans and members of the military who are at least 19-years-old.
Check out the full story on the Fox Website.