Lowering Minimum Age of Truck Trivers

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law last month in the US includes funding for "setting up an apprenticeship pilot program for commercial driver’s license holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce," as reported by TruckinInfo. "It calls for specific probationary periods; and for apprentices to be accompanied in the passenger seat by an experienced driver. In addition, the trucks driven by these apprentices are to be equipped with an active braking collision mitigation system, automated or automatic transmission, forward-facing video event capture system, and a governed speed of 65 . . .

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