Trucking Jobs for Troops
Through the new Troops to Trucks program, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is joining forces with the military and transportation-related businesses to create jobs for troops, putting former servicemen and women and National Guard and Reserves members to work in the transportation industry.
Easing the Transition
As a first step, DMV certified two military installations as third-party testers to train more personnel to operate commercial motor vehicles. Working in partnership with trucking and bus companies, DMV is providing potential transportation-related employment opportunities for military members after service.
“The Commonwealth is an ideal place to launch Troops to Trucks,” says Governor McDonnell. “Virginia has approximately 823,000 veterans, 63,000 active-duty military and 20 major military installations. The goal of the Troops to Trucks program, a first in the nation, is to help provide jobs for troops as truck or bus drivers, or in other transportation-related jobs after their service; and to members of the National Guard and Reservist even during their service.”