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Members of military can get CDL away from home

| October 22, 2012

Members of the U.S. military can now receive training for and obtain a commercial driver’s license in states other than their home state. President Barack Obama signed Friday, Oct. 19, the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act that OK’s states to issue a CDL to active service members who are stationed outside of the state in which they live, taking away a major obstacle for members of the military who want to pursue a CDL.

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  • MarsRiver

    I would like to submit to the President that these men and women are already background checked while in the care of the U.S.Military. A person wishing to pursue a driving career could be issued a special Armed Forces CDL by the government by simply making it a part of the Military I.D. Card upon completion of training. Many of these men and women are already driving large vehicles in far worse conditions within the military. Once Honorably Discharged they could then return to their Home State and grandfather their CDL when they provide their status documents and discharge papers. However, the same President who stated he felt our brave soldiers should shoulder the monetary burden of their own health care after being injured in wartime now wants to cut Defense spending by $500 Billion and on top of that seeks a pat on the back from our military members for this? How quickly we forget.

  • Marty Marsh

    To members of the military,stay far away from this program,they are doing you no favors, they are in need of warm bodies and the rewards are ugly.

  • Nottaprob

    I would like to see this Act. It’s not posted on the White House website. Searching only finds an old Home Security Act that has no wording of this. Would hope that the Govt would give a little love to older Vets too. I’d love to get my CDL but can’t afford it. This is possibly good for them, depending on their home state I’d think (Illinois is a B**** about their testing), but what about those out here who want a CDL now & can start driving in what is said to be a much needed occupation? strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.