Veterans Wanted To Help Move America Forward!


The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates more than 10% of professional drivers are veterans. If you're a veteran or service member soon to be released from active duty and you're thinking, "What's next?" Truck driving may be a great fit. Drivers are in high demand due to freight shipping needs and truck driver shortages. More and more support and programs are available to veterans looking to enter the trucking industry.

In 2022, the US government announced the "Trucking Action Plan to Strengthen America's Workforce," encouraging veterans to consider truck driving jobs. Many veterans have the skills and experience to succeed in trucking. To fast-track veterans to be ready to work, the Department of Defense offers opportunities to gain skills and credentials before leaving the service. Industry partners and employers sponsor internships and pre-apprenticeships for service members nearing release from active duty through SkillBridge.

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers programs to help service members transition to a truck driving career, including the military skills test waiver and the Even Exchange. Veterans may tap into their GI Bill benefits to attend truck driving school.

Here is a comprehensive list of federal resources to help service members interested in becoming truck driving professionals.

Trucking can be a great fit if you are looking for career security, flexibility, family-sustaining wages, and an opportunity to see our nation. Check out Nebraska trucking jobs today.

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