3 Blog Posts From the FMCSA Tag


Should 18-year-olds Drive a Big Rig?

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in February 2022 as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #685. If you would like to become a subscriber to our Sunday one-topic newsletter, click HERE. The minimum age to obtain a commercial driver’s license and drive a tractor-trailer within state boundaries is 18 in all states. Federal guidelines require the driver […]

Should 18-year-olds Drive a Big Rig? NMA E-Newsletter #685

The minimum age to obtain a commercial driver’s license and drive a tractor-trailer within state boundaries is 18 in all states. Federal guidelines require the driver of 18-wheelers to be at least age 21. That appears to be changing. With the passage of the November 2021 $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Act, Congress requires the Federal […]

As More Trucks Hit the Road, More Fatal Accidents Occur

The number of trucks on the road increased in 2016 to 11.5 million from 11.2 million in 2015, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As such, it makes sense that the number of accidents, particularly those including fatalities, also increased. In the report “2016 Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts,” published by […]

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