Government, Business, Safety

New York Allows Trucking Companies to Give CDL Road Tests

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The state of New York is now permitting trucking companies and other qualified third parties to administer road tests for commercial driver licenses, a move to help address a shortage of commercial drivers in the state.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2022
Government, Safety

Florida Awards $8.2 Million for CDL Training at Five Colleges

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at Daytona State College Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis presents a check for $3.9 million to Daytona State College President Tom LoBasso, $1.3 million of which will go to the school's CDL training program. (Daytona State College)

Five state colleges in Florida will be able to train at least 1,200 new truck drivers yearly thanks to an $8.2 million grant from the governor.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Spotlight Veterans in New CDL Bill

CDL driver training A student and instructor practicing at a commercial driving school. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Legislation designed to guarantee approval of veterans benefits without delay at certain commercial driving schools was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 20, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Bureau of Prisons Expands CDL Training for Women

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Efforts are underway in federal and state-level prison systems to help inmates train for and transition into careers in trucking upon their release, with the Federal Bureau of Prisons expanding its commercial driver license programs to focus on women.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Alabama Sees Success With Trucking Workforce Initiatives

Felicia Adu Boyd Bros. Transportation driver Felicia Adu (Alabama Trucking Association)

Creating a coordinated campaign involving trucking company titans and state education officials to foster workforce development in the trucking industry is paying off for the Alabama Trucking Association.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Legislators Optimistic About Ohio Bill to Provide Resources for CDL Training

Student Driver If it becomes law, the legislation would incentivize employers to train employees to obtain a commercial driver license. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Two Ohio legislators are optimistic their bill will pass in the General Assembly that would pay 50% of employer expenses to train truck drivers under a four-year tax credit capped at $25,000 per company.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2022
Government, Business

Coalition Formed to Recruit, Train 500 New Truck Drivers

Panelists for the Drive for 500 CDL symposium at the Chamber of Commerce Panelists for the Drive for 500 CDL symposium at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on May 2. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

A coalition of trucking advocacy groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and employment website Indeed teamed up beginning May 2 to offer 500 full scholarships to members of the military and their spouses interested in obtaining a commercial driver license.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 3, 2022
Government, Safety

Illinois Allows Easy Transfers of Out-of-State CDLs Through March 31

Image of trucker holding CDL Illinois joins New York, California, North Carolina and Texas as states that have taken measures to ease the issuing of commercial driver licenses. (smederevac/Getty Images)

Transferring an out-of-state commercial driver license to Illinois is easier due to a temporary measure by the Illinois secretary of state that is set to expire March 31.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

New York Works to Expand Road Testing Availability for CDLs

Kathy Hochul Gov. Kathy Hochul by Hans Pennink/AP

Efforts are underway in New York to enable more people to conduct road tests for commercial driver licenses to reduce a long backlog exacerbated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2022
Government, Business

White House Unveils Plan to Recruit Truck Drivers

A military truck driver One key emphasis of the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan is encouraging veterans to consider trucking as a post-military career. (Lance Cpl. Tristen L. Krause/U.S. Marine Corps)

The Biden administration is launching a multifaceted program in partnership with industry that aims to expand recruiting efforts in trucking through various efforts, and elevate the appeal of what one senior administration official described as “well-paying, solid careers.”

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2021