Trump team looks at dropping driving age
The Trump administration is advancing a program to let some younger workers drive big trucks across state lines, signaling an openness to lowering the driving age.
The federal government requires commercial drivers to be at least 21 to drive a large truck across state lines. But a Department of Transportation pilot program will soon allow some drivers as young as 18 to drive cross-country for private companies. It would be available to some National Guard members and others with military experience. House Republicans introduced a bill in March to lower the commercial driving age to 18 for anyone driving interstate who passes the required tests. President Donald Trump hasn’t announced a position, but his administration is using the program to lay the groundwork.