Yes you can use the GI bill for CDL training. And due to your outstanding work ethic (which has already been determined), you’ll likely excel in a truck driving career.
Transitioning from a career in the military back into the civilian world can be a stressful time for many servicemen and women, as veterans leaving the service often struggle to match their skill set with a civilian career. However because of the disciplined and determined mindset of many veterans, trucking can be an excellent fit.
Professional truck drivers serve America by providing communities with the food and other commodities needed to keep the country running, similar to the service experienced by many veterans. Trucking companies appreciate the skills, knowledge and attributes learned during service and know many veterans will follow the same approach in any job they take.
As the trucking industry continues to grow, the number of truck drivers needed to fill these positions continues to grow as well. If you are soon to be or have been recently discharged from the Armed Forces, you may be eligible for education benefits through the Veterans Administration.
There are truck driver programs that specialize in truck driving for veterans. While some companies offer low-cost tuition for veterans and paid training, your benefits could cover the cost of training needed to obtain your CDL and begin a successful career in trucking. Veterans looking to find an approved truck driver training program can fill out the form on the top of the page to be connected with schools with courses in truck driving for veterans.
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