Lawmakers hear support for an 18-year-old trucker bill at Duluth roundtable

Lawmakers hear support for an 18-year-old trucker bill at Duluth roundtable

Lawmakers hear support for an 18-year-old trucker bill at Duluth roundtable

Two Midwestern members of Congress received positive feedback on the proposed 18-year-old interstate truck driving rule change. Minnesota’s Ben Stauber and Wisconsin’s Tom Tiffany recently held a roundtable discussion on supply chain issues in Duluth, where many agricultural and industrial products move by truck, rail, and ocean-going vessels.

Tiffany says the current law requiring drivers to be 21 to cross state lines needs to be changed. “You could drive a truck intrastate from like, say Milwaukee to Superior at 18 years of age, but you can’t drive from Superior to Duluth which is right across the bridge.