Southeast AlabamaWorks plans its next distribution cluster meeting for Oct. 22 to bring together people across the distribution, trucking and logistics industries to discuss a new law that lowers the age requirements to obtain an Alabama Class A CDL from 21 to 18.
The event will be at 10 a.m. CDT at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce on Jamestown Boulevard in Dothan.
Truck drivers, insurance agents, trucking companies, logistic operations, training providers and other stakeholders will have an open dialogue about the legislation which goes into effect in February 2020.
The sponsors of HB479, Rep. Dexter Grimsley and Sen. Donnie Chesteen, will attend to discuss the legislation. Elected officials will be joined by Mark Colson, Alabama Trucking Association President, and Logan Hooks, NFP commercial risk advisor for transportation.
“This is a great opportunity for people who have questions about this legislation to come together and start a conversation about how this will all shake out,” says Ryan Richards, Southeast AlabamaWorks director.
Southeast AlabamaWorks serves a 10-county region in the southeastern part of the state and collaborates with business and industry to identify workforce challenges.