Shift Gears for a Rewarding Career
MILITARY SKILLS TEST WAIVER
Information for military personnel to get a commercial driver's license without the driving test.
EVEN EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Participating states allow qualified military drivers to be exempt from the CDL knowledge test.
UNDER 21 MILITARY DRIVER PROGRAM
Assesses the safety impacts of allowing qualified military drivers 18-21 to operate CMVs.
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:
- High pay
- Flexible hours
- Health and life insurance
- Retirement plans
Resources for the Road
STATE RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
HOW TO GET A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
STATE-RELATED CDL INFORMATION
Service members and veterans with military driving experience are excellent candidates for careers in the commercial motor vehicle industry.
UNDER 21 MILITARY DRIVER PROGRAM OUTREACH TOOLKIT
Want to spread the word? Download our outreach toolkit with social content, posters, a presentation, and other helpful resources.
MILITARY JOB ASSISTANCE RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
Government and non-profit sponsored programs and services designed to help military personnel and veterans learn about career resources and opportunities.
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY GRANTS
FMCSA provides funds to educational institutions that provide commercial driver training. Grants help institutions recruit and train active duty personnel, veterans, and their families for professional bus and truck driving careers.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VETERANS TRANSPORTATION CAREER CENTER
Information highlighting a few of the exciting careers in the transportation industry which are most common in the military community.
FEDERAL RESOURCES FACT SHEET
Information highlighting federal programs and resources that are available to transitioning service members and veterans as they prepare to secure a meaningful career with family-sustaining wages in the trucking industry.