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Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program Toolkit

FMCSA needs your help to make the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program a success! We are looking for qualified motor carriers and drivers to participate in the program. Review the materials below to learn more and spread the word. 

Access Materials: Fact Sheets | Flyers | How to Apply Guides | Talking Points | Social Media


Fact Sheets

Find all the information you need to understand the ins and outs of SDAP.

Motor Carrier Fact Sheet

Find all the safety qualifications and information for motor carriers in one place.

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Apprentice Driver Fact Sheet

All the information for future apprentice drivers can be found in this detailed document.

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Flyers

Print and use these informational flyers for Motor Carriers and Apprentice Drivers to spread the word about the SDAP program. 

Motor Carrier Flyer

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Apprentice Driver Flyer

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How to Apply Guides

Motor Carrier How to Apply Guide

All the steps and information needed for Motor Carriers to successfully apply to the SDAP program can be found here!

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Driver How to Apply Guide

All the steps and information needed for apprentice drivers to successfully apply to the SDAP program can be found here!

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Talking Points 

Help broadcast the news about SDAP to motor carriers, drivers, and other key audiences in the driving industry with these talking points. 

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Social Media Content

Let others know about the SDAP program and its benefits on social media using the messages and graphics below. 

Motor Carrier Social Media Content

"Motor carriers drive into the future with SDAP graphic"

FMCSA is now accepting applications for the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program. Seize the chance to hire qualified drivers aged 18-20 with intrastate CDLs for interstate commerce. Get all the details about the program at: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safedriver 

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What You Need to Know About SDAP

FMCSA is now accepting applications for the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program. Seize the chance to hire qualified drivers aged 18-20 with intrastate CDLs for interstate commerce. Get all the details about the program at: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safedriver 

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"Empower your workforce with SDAP graphic"

Shape the future of your workforce by participating in the FMCSA’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program. SDAP allows qualified 18-20-year-olds with intrastate CDLs to operate CMVs interstate. This can enhance your profit margins and offers another critical advantage: drivers who conclude apprenticeship programs tend to stay loyal to their companies. Learn more about the program and apply today: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safedriver  

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"FMCSA's SDAP enrollment quick start guide graphic"

Motor carriers, the FMCSA has made it easier for you to join the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program. Use our easy to follow "How to Apply" guide to ensure a quick enrollment. Discover more: bit.ly/43YpFPm

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"Short on drivers? Discover SDAP graphic"

Has the nationwide driver shortage been a hurdle for your business? If so, look no further than FMCSA’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program to bolster your driver lineup. SDAP extends a unique opportunity for intrastate CDL drivers aged 18-20 to venture into interstate commerce. Learn more and apply: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safedriver  

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Steps to apply for SDAP

Motor carriers, the FMCSA has made it easier for you to join the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program. Use our easy to follow "How to Apply" guide to ensure a quick enrollment. Discover more: bit.ly/43YpFPm

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Apprentice Driver Social Media Content

Photo of young truck driver

Interested in expanding your trucking career nationwide? Apply for FMCSA’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program to get a head start while you’re 18, 19 or 20. Learn more about SDAP and how to apply: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sdap/apprentice-driver-resources

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Photo of young truck driver

With FMCSA’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program you’re able to sharpen your interstate driving skills with the assistance of an experienced company and driver. Learn more about SDAP and how to apply: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sdap/apprentice-driver-resources

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Photo of young truck driver

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 20 and would like to drive trucks interstate when you turn 21, check out FMCSA’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program now to get a head start. The program offers a path for you to work with an approved motor carrier to start working nationwide. Learn more: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sdap/apprentice-driver-resources

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How drivers can apply to SDAP

Are you 18-20 years old with an intrastate CDL license and ready to jumpstart your nationwide trucking career? With FMCSA's Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program you can do just that. Learn more about the program and apply directly to approved motor carriers: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sdap/apprentice-driver-resources

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