military

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
Business

N.C. School's Driver Training Program Offers Military a Career Path

Instructor Billy Erskine and military graduate Sean Lenn Instructor Billy Erskine and military graduate Sean Lenn, courtesy of Erskine

Members of the military who earn a commercial driver license increase their chances of finding employment once they leave the service, Billy Erskine, director of the North Carolina Truck Driver Training School, told Transport Topics recently.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Army Tests Autonomous Truck Driving Systems

Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin

U.S. Army trucks using an autonomous driving system from Lockheed Martin logged more than 55,000 testing miles during a simulated warfare experiment program held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Lockheed Martin.

December 4, 2017
Business

Navy Reserves Veteran to Drive Schneider Truck in Ride of Pride

Navy veteran and Ride of Pride driver, David Price Schneider

Schneider, for the seventh year in a row, has been chosen by Freightliner to receive the 2017 edition of Ride of Pride, a truck series that honors past and present members of the U.S. military.

July 3, 2017
Government

House Advances Bills To Help Veterans Access CDLs

Legislation aimed at making it easier for veterans to access commercial driver licenses was passed by the U.S. House on June 26.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 28, 2017
Government

FMCSA Announces Pair of Proposals to Help the Military and Driver Shortage

Herald Post/Flickr

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on June 9 announced two proposed rules, one that would allow states to issue a commercial learner permit for up to one year, and the other a waiver that would help ease the transition for members of the military to become commercial truck and bus drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 9, 2017

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