FMCSA: Interstate 18 Year Old Military Drivers
Soon you may see 18-20 year old military interstate drivers in your office to obtain a medical examiner's certificate. The FAST Act military "pilot" program will allow selected military personnel 18, 19, and 20 years of age to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. The driver must have military "heavy vehicle training and experience". .FMCSA is looking for a small test number of military veterans of that age group to apply for the pilot program.
There is another discussion for a pilot program that will allow other 18-20 year old's to drive a commercial vehicle across state lines. We do not know what type of documents they will present when getting their medical certificate, but we will keep you informed on this effort that may in the future increase the number of interstate drivers of commercial vehicles. In the meantime, all drivers must be at least 21 years old to driver in interstate commerce.