military

Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Labor, Driver Shortages Delay Commercial, Military Moves

U.S. Transportation Command headquarters sign U.S. Transportation Command oversees moves for members of all military services and DOD civilians. DOD has been altered to the labor and truck driving shortages in the moving industry. (Defense Intelligence Agency Public Affairs)

The moving industry is facing mammoth labor and truck driver shortages during the peak military moving season and an explosion of moving demands in the commercial market, possibly delaying unscheduled summer moves until August or September, according to American Trucking Associations' Moving and Storage Conference.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2021
Government, Business

ATA Donation to Army Museum Shows Industry’s Commitment to Military, Spear Says

Vintage Liberty truck First-series Liberty Truck from early 1918 production. (US Signal Corps, National Archives via Wikicommons/Designated Public Domain)

The trucking industry is lending its support to the new National Museum of the United States Army.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT Starts Work on Military Access Project

Colorado Route 94 near Colorado Springs State Route 94 is the main road connecting Colorado Springs, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force base. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado is beginning work on the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the infrastructure that serves the military bases in Colorado Springs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Expanding Specialties for Military Driver Pilot Program

Military driver An Army specialist maneuvers his tactical vehicle. (DIVIDS)

FMCSA is proposing to expand the military occupational specialties associated with its pilot program that allows people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a CDL to operate trucks in interstate commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business

DOD Pulls Back $20 Billion Contract for Military Family Moves

Military Moving Ridofranz/Getty Images

Military officials have pulled back a sweeping multibillion-dollar contract intended to address military families’ long-standing problems with delays and damaged goods during their roughly 400,000 annual moves to assignments around the globe.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2020
Government, Business

Joseph Campbell Wins Kenworth Truck as Part of Military Hiring Program

Joseph Campbell accepts the award with his family Joseph Campbell, winner of the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, accepts the award with his father, Joseph H. Campbell Sr. (from left), mother Littie A. Campbell, and wife Debra Campbell, in Washington. (Courtesy Paul Feenstra)

Military veteran Joseph Campbell, a driver for Roehl Transport, won the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award on Dec. 6 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business

FMCSA Launches Job Listing Site for Military Driver Pilot Program

Soldier driving a truck U.S. Army

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a website to help people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license find trucking jobs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Launches Interstate Pilot Program for Drivers Ages 18-20 With Military Experience

Military driver A motor transport operator drives the M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. (Sgt. Jason Fetterolf/U.S. Army National Guard)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting applications for a pilot program that would allow people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license to operate trucks in interstate commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Final Round of Comments on Military-Driver Pilot Program

Army driver behind the wheel U.S. Army

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a final round of comments on its plan to soon begin a three-year pilot program to compare the safety records of current or former military heavy truck drivers younger than 21 with a control group of current interstate drivers from 21 to 24 years old.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 11, 2018
Government, Business

DOT to Launch Pilot Program for Former Military Veteran Drivers Ages 18-20

Military driver Getty Images

Federal regulators July 3 announced plans to permit 18-20 year-olds with the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce in a pilot program that will monitor their driving safety records.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 3, 2018

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