As we honor those men and women who served in our armed forces it is important to keep in mind the hardships that many face once returning home. Unemployment among veterans is unacceptably high. In the trucking industry we are faced with a shortage of qualified drivers. The transportation bill now before Congress seeks to address both problems by encouraging programs that train veterans for careers in the trucking industry and by reducing regulatory barriers for veterans seeking employment as truck and bus drivers.
The Transportation Bill can be read here.