military

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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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.

Transport Topics
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.

Transport Topics
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 | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2017
Government

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

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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 | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2017
Government

Legislation Advances to Ease Process for Military Personnel to Obtain Commercial Driver Licenses

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Legislation that would facilitate access for military personnel to obtain commercial driver licenses was easily advance by a House panel in May.

Transport Topics
June 2, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Plan Aims to Ease Transition for Veterans to Obtain Civilian CDLs

Staff Sgt. Ryan Matson/Combined Joint Task Force 101

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week issued a proposed rule that would make it easier for military personnel to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2016
Government, Business

FMCSA Proposed Rule Would Ease Transition of Military Truck Drivers to Civilian Employment

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will issue a proposed rule to amend commercial driver license regulations that would ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2016

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