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Biz Roundup: DOT helps military truck drivers find jobs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently added a job opportunities website to help 18- to 20-year-olds who have the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license find and apply for jobs with interstate trucking companies.

“Our country has a shortage of truck drivers. This resource will help military service members translate their training into good-paying jobs safely operating commercial vehicles across the country,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The website features motor carriers across the country that are seeking to hire young drivers as part of the motor carrier association’s Under 21 Military Driver Pilot Program, which was unveiled in June.  Service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, active-duty military personnel, or veterans who have the equivalent of a CDL can use the job listing resource to learn about job opportunities with participating motor carriers.

The page is at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/under21militaryjobs.

The pilot program will allow a limited number of drivers between 18 and 20 operate large trucks in interstate commerce. The safety records of these drivers will be compared to the records of a control group to help determine whether age is a critical safety factor.

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