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Pilot Program to Allow Under-21 Veterans to Drive Trucks in Interstate Commerce

The U.S. DOT plans to launch a pilot program that would allow 18-20 year olds who have the military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce. The results could play a vital role in lowering the age of eligibility for some truck drivers.

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Veteran Who Transitioned to Trucking Wins Free Trip To MATS

U.S. Army veteran Larry Berman’s life of service in the military and over the road earned him a trip to the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kenworth Donates T680 to Award Honoring Veterans Who Become Truckers

For the third consecutive year, Kenworth has donated a T680 Advantage to the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence program recognizing top rookie military veteran truck drivers.

SAF-Holland Donates $60K to Wyakin Foundation

SAF-Holland has announced its continued support of the Wyakin Foundation through its Gold Line Quality Parts product line with Vipar Heavy Duty members, donating $60,000 to the charitable group.

Trump Signs Bills to Help Veterans Become Drivers, Curb Human Trafficking

President Donald Trump signed into law two bills that affect the trucking industry – the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, which helps veterans attain commercial drivers licenses, and the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, which bans drivers who are involved in human trafficking from driving professionally for life.

Video: How the Wyakin Foundation Helps Veterans Find Work

In this On the Spot video, Brent Taylor of the Wyakin Foundation explains how the organization helps veterans find employment in sectors like the trucking industry. Senior Editor Tom Berg spoke with him at the East Manufacturing booth at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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“Veterans make excellent employees,” says Boyd Stephenson, who heads the American Trucking Associations’ driver licensing efforts. “They’re conscientious, they’re focused, they’re responsible; they’re everything you could want in an employee.”