Driving a semi-truck takes a lot of training and practice. Trucking companies tell their recruiters to search for the most reliable drivers they can get their hands on. The demand for such high standards makes military servicemen and women an ideal choice for employment.

Servicemen are taught trucking procedures while in active duty so they can be placed in transportation jobs immediately after service. The program is also available for soldiers who have ended their military service. Giving soldiers a steady career makes the switch to civilian life easier and gives them something to work for once they leave the service.

There are several trucking schools devoted to giving active duty men and women the chance to earn their CDL for free. The soldier’s tuition costs are covered by the military’s tuition assistance program. These military training programs allow trucking companies to fill the industry’s needs with a physically fit, high-quality workforce. The programs are also seen as a way to give back to the men and women who risk their lives to protect their country.