The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is proud to support the Veteran Improvement Commercial Driver License Act of 2023.
This week, Representatives Chuck Edwards (R-NC), Chris Pappas (D-NH), Eli Crane (R-AZ), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced H.R. 2830, the Veteran Improvement Commercial Driver License Act of 2023.
Companion legislation in the Senate, titled S. 656, was introduced by Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) in March.
This legislation will reduce the barriers veterans face when accessing truck driver training with their GI Bill benefits.
The bill allows truck driver training schools that open new branch locations to provide training to veterans using GI Bill benefits without the two-year wait required under current law.
“This commonsense legislation helps reduce the barriers that veterans face in getting high-quality training for good paying truck driving careers,” said Commercial Vehicle Training Association Chairman Jerome Redmond. “Because of their extensive training, exceptional professionalism, and mission-focused approach, veterans are ideal candidates to join the trucking workforce. The relief provided under this bipartisan proposal will give veterans additional choices when seeking out professional truck driving careers.”
CVTA is proud to join other industry stakeholders in supporting this proposal, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
CVTA thanks the sponsors for introducing this important proposal and urges Congress to quickly pass this bill into law.
The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. CVTA represents 395 training locations in 46 states. Collectively, CVTA members train 100,000 drivers annually.
CVTA advocates for policies that enhance safety on our nation’s highways and reduce barriers to accessing high-quality training and becoming a commercial motor vehicle operator.