FMCSA Military Driver Programs

Graphic advertising the FHMCSA Military Driver ProgramCommercial truck and bus drivers are in high demand, with a current shortage of qualified drivers. Service members and veterans with military driving experience are excellent candidates for these careers. They offer relevant training, skills, experience, responsibility, and discipline.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is using May through June to highlight its Military Driver Programs for National Military Appreciation Month and Armed Forces Day.

Several FMCSA programs make it easier, quicker, and less expensive for experienced military drivers to obtain Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs). For more information, see the COOL CDL Credential Snapshot page (note the Military Waivers tab, featuring a clickable map with links to each state's program) and the FMCSA Military Driver Programs web page.