Four branches of the Department of Defense (DoD)–Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force–provide extensive training operating heavy-duty trucks and buses. These services provide additional training for other heavy-duty specialty vehicles (e.g., gasoline haulers, construction vehicles, and military equipment transport oversize/overweight [non-track] vehicles).
Both FMCSA and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators have reviewed the basic training programs for heavy vehicle operations, based on the military occupational specialty (MOS) code of the service members, and determined them to be equal to, or greater than, the standards required for civilian CDL applicants.
The MOS, ratings, or job skills approved for the pilot program include:
Details regarding these MOS, ratings, and job skills are in the Federal Register Notice announcing the program.
Interested covered drivers will be required to: