Military Driver Programs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proudly supports America’s Armed Forces and is committed to assisting service members and veterans in transitioning to civilian transportation careers. Several FMCSA programs make it easier, quicker, and less expensive for experienced military drivers to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

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Shift Gears for a Rewarding Career

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EVEN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Participating states allow qualified military drivers to be exempt from the CDL knowledge test.

Delivering Great Benefits

The commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry is flourishing and qualified truck drivers are in high-demand. Transitioning military, Veterans, National Guard and Reserve service members with military driving experience can get a stable job, with benefits such as:

  • Travel
  • High pay
  • Flexible hours 
  • Bonuses
  • Health and life insurance
  • Retirement plans

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Resources for the Road

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OTHER FEDERAL INITIATIVES

FMCSA works closely with a diverse group of Federal partners to make opportunities available to service members and veterans.
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STATE-RELATED CDL INFORMATION

States issue licenses and assess the qualifications and validity of each of their drivers. Learn about some of the requirements to obtaining a CDL.
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Service members and veterans with military driving experience are excellent candidates for careers in the commercial motor vehicle industry.

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