For the behind-the-wheel portion, training providers must certify that trainees demonstrated proficiency in a range of skills.The rule also establishes a registry of FMCSA-approved trainers from whom CDL applicants must receive training.
Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Karnes, the Air Force logistics vehicle operations superintendent, says, “This [will] ensure everyone is working off the same sheet of music. Once the program is wholly accepted and recognized by each state’s DMV, the intent is to provide a one-for-one swap for a military license to obtain a CDL for the applicable vehicle, without taking the additional tests. This helps us transition veterans into the commercial sector as well.”