In most states, barbers have to spend 1,000 hours or more in training before they get a license. To drive a 40,000-pound truck there’s no minimum behind-the-wheel driving time required. In the coming months, the minimum age to be licensed to drive commercial trucks interstate will drop from 21 to 18 for thousands of drivers as part of a pilot program announced by the Biden administration. The ramifications of sending inexperienced drivers on the road are evident in the fiery crashes along the nation’s highways that kill people in smaller vehicles and tie up traffic for hours.
ALANA SEMUELS , Time Magazine FULL ARTICLE
From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.