The bipartisan infrastructure bill included a big favor to the trucking industry.
A bipartisan provision to lower the commercial driving age to 18 will likely be in the infrastructure bill. Advocates are calling it an industry handout.
Add-on provision could let truckers work more than 80 hours a week.
“We did not see that coming at all.”
Autonomous vehicles are poised to disrupt the unhealthy trucking business. Mining could be next.
The industry has given lawmakers language that will set 73-hour maximum work weeks for drivers.