CDA continues to advocate for legislative and regulatory changes that would create opportunities for drivers 18-21 to obtain CDL. In addition to lobbying in support of the Drive Safe ACT (HR 1374 & S. 659), CDA will submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week in support of a pilot program to study the safety implications of allowing non-military holders of CDLs’ between 18-21 to operate in interstate commerce.
CDA believes that expanding the pool of commercial drivers will help alleviate driver shortages as well as open up economic opportunity for drivers in this age range. CDA joins scores of other associations in the Drive Safe Coalition in supporting the legislation and the pilot program.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $102 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.