FMCSA seeks comments on military driver program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a three-year pilot program which allows a limited number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce if they received heavy-vehicle driver training while in the military and are sponsored by a participating motor carrier.

Currently, under-21 CDL holders are restricted to intrastate driving.

FMCSA is also proposing criteria for a working group to consult with the agency in conducting, monitoring, and evaluating the pilot program.

Additionally, the agency seeks public input during the next 30 days on the pilot program.

Click here to read the Federal Register notice and provide comments.