CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

The approval allows new and current CRST drivers using the GI Bill to be eligible to earn additional monthly income as they transition into trucking careers with CRST. Applicants to the 12-month program will have the opportunity to earn up to an additional $13,400 tax-free from government funding.

The income levels are determined by the number of years served and the type of benefits received through the GI Bill. The program will complement CRST’s existing Heroes on the Highway military program for veterans joining the transportation industry.

CRST was recognized as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2016.

“We’re proud to do all that we can to support our drivers who come to us after military service,” said Jenny Abernathy, CRST vice president of capacity development. “The transition can be difficult, and this program gives our veterans a chance to learn the skills they need while earning a good income.”