In June of this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the Under 21 Military Driver Pilot Program, allowing interested servicemembers between the ages of 18 and 20 with the military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.
Now, they’re offering a service to help qualified candidates find these trucking jobs – a job listing website.
“The website features motor carriers throughout the country who are seeking to hire 18-20-year-old drivers as part of FMCSA’s Under 21 Military Driver Pilot Program,” states the FMCSA press release. “Interested service members, reservists, National Guard, active duty, or military veterans who possess the equivalent of a CDL can use the job listing resource to learn more about job opportunities that are available with participating motor carriers.”
The Under 21 Military Driver Pilot Program will run for three years and the safety records of the participating drivers will be compared to those of a control group of drivers, helping the FMCSA to determine whether age has a considerable impact on the safe driving of commercial vehicles.
“We are excited to offer this resource to help military service members find jobs in the trucking industry. With our country’s economy growing at record pace, we know motor carriers around the country are looking to hire skilled drivers. We encourage service members, National Guard, and reservists to visit this online directory and look for a trucking job today,” said Jim Mullen, FMCSA Deputy Administrator.
The Under 21 Military Driver Pilot Program listings can be found here.
Information on other DOT veteran-serving programs can be found here.