Government, Business, Logistics

Bureau of Prisons Expands CDL Training for Women

driver/BOP logo Driver photo by BanksPhotos/Getty Images

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
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage A student drives a semi truck while practicing for their commercial driver's license (CDL) test at Truck America Training of Kentucky in Shepherdsville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year, he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi in Richland.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Texas Expands CDL Testing to 6 Days a Week

Texas Expands CDL Testing to 6 Days a Week A semi truck used by students while earning their commercial driver's license (CDL) parked at Truck America Training of Kentucky in Shepherdsville, Ky. The nation's trucking shortage already stands at a record 80,000. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Texas is expanding truck driver license testing to six days a week in response to a nationwide shortage that has contributed to supply chain snarls across the economy.

Joe Carroll | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

FMCSA Continues Waivers for Expired CDLs, Medical Certifications

DMV building KatSnowden/Getty Images

As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a waiver offering regulatory relief to commercial driver license and commercial learner permit holders.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2020