veterans

Military vets training at U.S. Xpress can now use GI Bill to supplement salary

The company says veterans joining the program to become truck drivers can earn up to $82,000 in their first year with U.S. Xpress when combining their salary with the VA benefits.

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Florida governor proposes free CDLs for military veterans

Florida Gov. Rick Scott included a proposal in his budget that would cut fees for military veterans receiving their CDLs.

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Baylor Trucking honors military veterans with pay increases

The company is giving its drivers who served in the Armed Forces an increase of $.01 per mile, a $1 per hour increase for local drivers and a 1 percent salary increase for office associates.

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FMCSA to grant military vets longer waiver on CDL skills test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted an exemption to the Missouri Department of Revenue, which will apply to all states, that will give veterans more time to make the transition from the military to civilian life.

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Kenworth T680 up for grabs in contest for military vet truckers

Kenworth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Fastport have joined forces to find the trucking industry’s top military veteran rookie driver.

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Missouri seeking to extend skills test waiver for military veterans

FMCSA says since the issues in the request could be applicable in all states, it is seeking public comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all state licensing agencies.

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FMCSA proposes rule to help military veterans obtain CDL, get into trucking industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to make it easier for current and former military personnel to obtain a commercial learner’s permit or CDL with two regulatory changes.

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Trucking company honoring vets with military-themed wraps

Contract Transport Services, out of Green Bay, Wis., is honoring military veterans with trucks wrapped to honor each branch of the military, as well as donating two cents per loaded mile the five trucks run to a local veterans charity.

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Trucking industry helps make Wreaths Across America a success

Nearly 300 trucks transported 670,000 remembrance wreaths across the United States to 1,100 veterans' cemeteries as part of Wreaths Across America this year, as Overdrive's sister site Truckers News reports.

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Veterans Day: Truckers thanked for their service in U.S. military

Stories of truckers who served in the military and a few Veterans Day specials for drivers.

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