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Safe Drive 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. 

Fact Sheet 

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

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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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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. 

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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: 

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Post 2

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:  

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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:

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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:  

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2023