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Department of Transportation launches program to help become truck drivers

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 14:41:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year-olds who have the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to drive large trucks in interstate commerce.

“This program will help our country’s Veterans and Reservists transition into good-paying jobs while addressing the shortage of truck drivers in our country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

To learn more about this program and how to apply, click here.