Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill to lower the age requirement to get a commercial driver’s license in Alabama and the change will go into effect in early 2020.
The intention is to attract more people to the business of driving trucks.
According to long-time truck driver, Justin Dean Faust, who is now a CDL instructor at Trenholm State Community College, the new law allowing drivers to obtain licenses at an earlier age might help younger drivers so they wouldn’t mind the sacrifice of making a good living on the road away from family, so early in their careers.
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