Drivers under 21 can get CDL in another state

November 19, 20210

The debate over whether drivers under the age of 21 need CDL are lasting for months. Finally, in another US state, the authorities came to a vital decision.

On November 16, New York Governor Katie Hawkul signed a law that allows those between 18 and 20 years old to get their Class A driver’s license (CDL). New York was the last state that approve this permit.

According to a press release from the Trucking Association of New York (TANY), after passing the “strict program” young truckers can drive only within New York.

“Legislation was a priority issue for TANY during the 2021 legislative session and an important part of our workforce training initiative,” the press release said. “As we still aim to encourage students to pursue careers in trucking, it was crucial that they could get a Class A CDL before they turn 21.”

To deal safety problems legislation provides for young truckers the training that fully complies with the FDA’s requirements for entry-level driver training.

The training establishes a minimum of three hundred hours of driving under the direct supervision and control of an experienced trucker.


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