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Is allowing 18-to-20 year-olds to drive an 80,000-pound truck in interstate commerce the solution to the driver shortage? The Trump administration thinks so. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, joined Sen. Deb Fischer, R- Neb., and Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., to announce that the Department of Transportation will launch a pilot program to permit 18-to-20 year-olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.

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