You’re 18 years old and just graduated from high school. You can serve in the nation’s armed forces. You can marry your high school sweetheart and become a parent. If you commit a crime, you’ll be tried as an adult.
But you can’t legally deliver a load hauled by a commercial truck across a state line.
One of the many provisions in the recent wrangling over a highway bill is one that would address this issue. It would create a pilot program allowing contiguous states to form “compacts” that could drop the age requirement for interstate drivers operating between those states.