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The American Trucking Associations has publicly thanked Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and offered its support for her bill to create job opportunities and address the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers by studying lowering the age of commercial drivers in order to operate across state lines.

“In each of the continental United States, a person can get a commercial driver’s license and drive a truck at the age of 18, but federal law prevents them from driving across state lines until they reach the age of 21,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.

“It is illogical that a 20-year-old can drive the 500 miles from San Francisco to San Diego, but not the eight miles from Memphis, Tenn., to West Memphis, Arka…

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