Government, Business, Safety

Federal Rule Will Allow States to Waive Permit Tests for Veterans

Veterans A soldier inspects his truck in Nevada. (TT File Photo)

A new federal rule will allow state driver’s licensing agencies to waive the requirement of the commercial learner’s permit test for individuals who worked in a military position that required operating a truck within the last year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2018
Business, TCA

Missouri Carrier CFI Embraces Veterans, Women as Drivers

CFI Debra/Flickr

If you see an eye-catching new big rig on the interstate, you might be able to thank a Joplin trucking company for it.

Emily Younker | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
August 22, 2018
Government, Business

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million for Veterans' CMV Driver Education

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Oct. 18 that it has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help military veterans become commercial bus and truck drivers.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

FMCSA Eases Requirements for Veterans to Become Commercial Drivers

Herald Post/Flickr

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced changes to its final rule intended to ease the transition for military personnel to civilian careers as commercial motor vehicle drivers by simplifying the process to obtain a learner’s permit or driver license.

October 12, 2016

Responses Mixed on Federal Pilot Project to Allow Young Vets to Run Interstate

Sgt. Jason Fetterolf/U.S. Army National Guard

While the idea clearly has strong supporters, not everyone agrees that allowing young drivers behind the wheel of big rigs is either safe or a wise solution to one of trucking’s biggest headaches: the driver shortage.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2016

Veterans’ Military Experience and Skills Create Ideal Match for Fleets Seeking Drivers Amid Shortage, Executives Say

Bulldog Hiway Express

America’s long-running military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have been a boon to the trucking industry, providing a supply of experienced men and women who can help alleviate the ongoing driver shortage.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2016

Pilot Program Allows Vets Ages 18-21 to Work as Interstate Drivers

U.S. Army

Federal trucking regulators have announced plans to conduct a three-year pilot project to allow truckers between the ages of 18 and 21 with military truck driving experience to operate in interstate commerce.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016

Kenworth Partners With Fastport, TCA on Recruitment of Military Veterans

Kenworth Trucks/Truck PR

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Trucks Co. said it is partnering with Fastport and the Truckload Carriers Association in a bid to ramp up efforts to attract more military veterans to the trucking industry.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 2, 2015

ATA Pledges Members Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over Two Years

American Trucking Associations last week pledged that member companies will hire 100,000 military veterans over the next two years.

December 8, 2014

J.B. Hunt Pledges to Hire 10,000 Veterans

John Sommers II for TT

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has launched an initiative to hire 10,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020.

December 5, 2014