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Department of Transportation launches program to help become truck drivers

Jun 04, 2019 at 10:03 AM CST

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.