Extended Comment Period For FMCSA Younger Driver Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that they will be extending the comment period for the potential pilot program that would allow non-military 18-21 year old drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.

The FMCSA stated the American Trucking Association (ATA) requested an extension to adequately gather safety data and other relevant information to fully address the present issues that will best aid the FMCSA.

The original comment period ended on July 15, with the extension, the comment period will now end August 14. The FMCSA is requesting feedback on the following:

  • Training
  • Qualifications
  • Driving limitations
  • Vehicle Safety Systems

All of which need to be taken into consideration when potentially developing a second pilot program for drivers under 21 without military experience. 

If you’d like to leave a comment, click here before the extended period ends on August 14.