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Iowa college using FMCSA grant to help military vets obtain CDLs

Des Moines Area Community College received the $88,460 grant through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program to help military veterans to obtain a CDL.

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Seven scholarships awarded by Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships so far this year. The scholarship recipients each received $1,000 for their educational training.

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California ups paperwork requirements for CDL applicants, renewals

The new provisions require all new and existing CDL applicants and renewals to provide proof of California residency, along with proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or legal presence, as previously required.

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Air Force looking to give Airman truckers easier path to civilian CDL

The United States Air Force is creating a program that will allow military truck drivers to essentially swap their military license for a commercial driver's license when they exit the service without extra training.

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Progressive Insurance releases tool aimed to help bring more drivers into trucking

Progressive's New Trucker's Playbook walks potential truckers through the process of becoming a truck driver from getting a CDL to obtaining MC and USDOT numbers to getting the right insurance.

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Oregon looking to give one-year commercial learner’s permits

The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested an exemption from a portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s commercial learner’s permit requirement.

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10,000 vets have earned CDLs through FMCSA’s military waiver program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, the agency recently announced.

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Congress considering pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to haul interstate

U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher has introduced legislation that would allow a pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to do interstate hauling and delivery.

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Podcast: Entry level driver training conversations following rulemaking committee meeting

Will traditional training approaches survive the Entry Level Driver Training rulemaking? If statutory language is any indication, it's likely. Voices on training standards/practices in this podcast.

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Fast-track CDL program for vets

Prime Inc. recently launched the Military Fast Track Program in Fort Bragg, N.C., designed to help military personnel make a successful transition to the civilian labor market. The campaign is part of an incentive to help increase veteran employment opportunities following the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012, signed into law last year. Through the program, veterans have access to free professional training, shortened contracts, and opportunities to become independent contractors, according to the ...

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