FMCSA's three-year program will help trucking companies hire and train new drivers through an apprenticeship pilot.  -  File Photo: J.J. Keller

FMCSA's three-year program will help trucking companies hire and train new drivers through an apprenticeship pilot.

File Photo: J.J. Keller

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has opened applications for companies to apply to participate in the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, required the FMCSA to establish an apprenticeship pilot program that would allow drivers between the ages of 18-20 with an intrastate commercial driver’s license to operate interstate commerce under very specific conditions. To meet this requirement, FMCSA established SDAP. This three-year program will help individuals ages 18, 19, and 20 explore interstate trucking careers and help trucking companies hire and train new drivers through an apprenticeship pilot program. 

For more information, view the SDAP Public Information Webinar that covers training qualifications, participation requirements, and instructions about the application process. Contact safedriver@dot.gov with additional questions.

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