TRUCKERS' SHORTAGE * USA - FMCSA: Pilot program for under-21, military-trained drivers
* DC - OOIDA, other trucking orgs mostly on board with pilot program for under-21 truckers
--- Trucking industry stakeholders and highway safety advocates are on different pages when it comes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed pilot program that would allow some under-21 truckers with military driving experience to operate across state lines... The pilot program will allow a limited number of military-trained drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate ... Several trucking and safety organizations submitted comments to the docket, with trucking organizations generally on-board with the proposal and safety organizations generally opposed to it...
(Photo: Military trucks in motor pool) -- Washington, DC, USA - Overdrive, by Matt Cole - September 26, 2016