Truck Driving Opportunities For Military Veterans
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Military Veterans Becoming Truck Drivers - Frequently Asked Questions
Does my military driving experience count?
In many cases, yes. For drivers who already have CDL's, many companies will count driving experience in their hiring. Veterans without CDL's who have military driving experience may be eligible for the Military Skills Test Waiver program.
What is the military skills test waiver program?
Drivers with at least 2 years of military driving experience, who finished their service within the last year, are eligible for a waiver from taking the skills portion of the CDL exam. The written part must still be taken.
What kinds of CDL programs are available for military veterans?
Veterans who are looking to become truck drivers will normally be eligible for GI Bill benefits, which can help pay for school as well as pay them during their company training. The Veterans Administration also runs an On-The-Job Apprenticeship program.
How do I find trucking companies that participate in the VA Apprenticeship/On-The-Job-Training Program?
Many companies participate in official government programs, while many more are either going to, or specifically target veterans in their hiring with their own in-house programs. See above for the link to our list.
What is the "Hiring Our Heroes" program?
Hiring Our Heroes is a program run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help military veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses find employment opportunities.