Young NY Drivers Allowed to Get Class “A” CDL
There might be a less wrinkled face behind the wheel of the big rig that crosses you on the highway in the near future.
New York State MP Donna Lupardo said Governor Kathy Hochul signed a law she introduced to create a Class “A” young adult commercial driver’s license program for ages 18 to 18. 20 years.
Currently, New York State law allows drivers between the ages of 18 and 20 to obtain a Class “B” CDL license to drive within state limits, but they cannot apply for a driver’s license. class “A” before turning 21. The new law allows young drivers to obtain the Class “A” license to drive semi-trailers and other large vehicles under strict training and safety guidelines.
Endwell Democrat says the legislation is helping address the truck driver shortage by attracting young drivers at a critical time in their lives when they are choosing a career.
The bill was introduced in the State Senate by Senator Tim Kennedy, a Democrat representing the 63e Neighborhood in the Buffalo region.
According to a press release from Lupardo’s office, New York is the latest state in the country to allow young drivers the opportunity to earn their Class “A” CDL before the age of 21.
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