FMCSA Helps Qualify Vets For Jobs


According to the latest AMSA Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be implementing a series of regulatory changes to ease the transition of military personnel and veterans into civilian commercial motor vehicle jobs. The main changes will involve commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements.

The proposed changes are:

  • Extending from 90 days to one year the time in which active duty and recently separated veterans can take advantage of a Military Skills Test Waiver. The waiver, which FMCSA first implemented in 2011, lets states waive CDL skills tests for service members with two years of safe driving experience with similar vehicles. Today, 46 states and D.C. offer the waiver, which has already provided almost 2,000 military personnel a quicker pathway to a job.
  • Updating federal regulations to let more than 60,000 service members trained and employed in the operation of heavy vehicles immediately qualify for a CDL while on active duty.
  • Allowing a service member who is stationed in one state, but licensed in another, to obtain a CDL from the first state before being discharged.


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