veterans

Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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Bills aim to bring more veterans to trucking

Legislators have introduced bills that would, if passed, expand the number of VA medical professionals allowed to conduct DOT physicals, as well as extend the CDL exemption for military veterans to active-duty service members and reservists.

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The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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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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