Truck Driver Apprenticeship

Truck Driver Apprenticeship


Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers from Occupational Outlook Handbook

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver O*Net

ONET Title: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

ONET Code: 53-3032.00
Alternative Occupations Titles:

CDL Driver (Commercial Driver's License Driver); Driver; Line Haul Driver; Log Truck Driver; Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver); Production Truck Driver; Road Driver; Semi Truck Driver; Tractor Trailer Driver; Truck Driver; Commercial Bobtail Driver, Propane; Commercial Utility Driver, Propane; Commercial Transport Driver, Propane; Truck Driver, Heavy; Construction Driver; Truck Driver, Heavy; Truck Driver, Heavy; Driver Service Provider (Existing Title: Truck Driver, Heavy); Professional Tank Truck Driver; Construction Driver; Professional Tank Truck Driver; Construction Driver; Professional Tank Truck Driver; Heavy And Tractor Trailer Truck Driver

Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), requires the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to establish an apprenticeship pilot program that would allow drivers between the ages of 18-20 with an intrastate commercial driver’s license to operate interstate commerce under very specific conditions.

To meet this requirement, FMCSA established the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program (SDAP). This three-year program will help individuals ages 18, 19, and 20 explore interstate trucking careers and help trucking companies hire and train new drivers through an apprenticeship pilot program. Carriers interested in participating must register an apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. Click here for more information on the Safe Driver Pilot Program. Get started today by connecting with DOL's Transportation and Logistics Intermediary, FASTPORT.

90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge

During the 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge,  The U.S. Department of Labor partnered with the White House and U.S. Department of Transportation to promote the Registered Apprenticeship model as a solution to get more well-trained drivers on the road. View highlights from the White House event marking the end of the Challenge and a fact sheet summarizing its progress in expanding and improving trucking jobs.