The United States is suffering from a truck driver shortage. The American Trucking Association says the shortage is driving up the cost of almost everything you buy – food, furniture, cars, and more.
The ATA says the industry needs to hire 90,000 drivers every year for the next 10 years to catch up with demand.
Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) is introducing a bill aimed at addressing the problem.
The bill would allow 18 to 20-year-olds to drive across state lines after meeting certain safety standards.
Currently, a federal rule bans drivers younger than 21 from transporting goods outside the state in which they're licensed.
The bill Hollingsworth is behind would lower that age to 18.
(This story was originally published May 21, 2018)
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