Today we want to inform you of two important issue updates. First, highlights of the Fiscal Year 2021 omnibus appropriations package and Covid-19 relief bill, which was unveiled earlier this afternoon. The bill is 5,593 pages, and we are still reviewing, but we wanted to provide FRA Members with a “hot off the presses” quick snapshot of key provisions in the bill that are pertinent to our sector.
On September 10, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a proposed pilot program that would allow younger drivers between 18 and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) across state lines. Currently, 49 states and the District of Columbia allow 18, 19, and 20-year-olds to drive trucks within state lines.