Monday, November 11, 2013

FMCSA Plans To Implement changes For Veterans

On Friday, November 8, 2013 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced plans to implement regulatory changes to ease the transition of military personnel and veterans after the release of a study conducted by Congress in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 Century Act (MAP-21).

The proposed changes include extending the period of time from 90 days to one year for the Military Skills Test Waiver, allowing service members trained and employed in the operation of heavy vehicles to immediately qualify for a CDL while still on active duty and allowing service members licensed in one state, but stationed in another to obtain a CDL before being discharged.

These changes will help veterans to obtain their CDLs making it easier to find transportation jobs, which are expected to grow by more than 17% from 2010 to 2020.

See full details on the FMCSA’s website.

We want the thank all the veterans out there for their service to our country.

Truck Services of North America works to help you stay informed of situations that may affect you. For more information about any of our other services, contact us at, email or call 803.386.0320.

No comments:

Post a Comment