The trucking industry, as a whole, values the contributions to society that members of the military make, and shows it in many ways.
Members and former members of the United States Armed Services have a number of opportunities to choose from that are targeted directly at military and ex-military personnel to help them with CDL training and job placement.
Many companies also have specific initiatives for veterans to take advantage of, as well as giving hiring preference to ex-military applicants.
In many cases, yes. If you have been safely driving CMV's in the military for at least 2 years then that experience can be used instead of having to take the CDL skills test. You will still be required to take the written permit exam, and the endorsement exams.
The Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills are Federal programs that help former military personnel and reserves to pay the cost of their educational expenses and tuition.