The U.S. Department of Transportation is working to connect young men and women serving in our military with good-paying job opportunities, while helping address our country’s shortage of qualified drivers. This initiative will provide data to analyze the safety impact of 18- to 20-year-old drivers with military training operating commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
The military driver pilot program will benefit our transportation system by providing well-qualified, safe truck drivers. Most importantly, through this effort, qualifying veterans, National Guard members and Reservists can use their military training to secure commercial jobs with competitive wages.
– U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao