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Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) 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. 
 
The application period is currently open. For more information, please view the SDAP Public Information Webinar which covers training qualifications, participation requirements, and instructions.
 
TRAA is proud to have supported these provisions under the DRIVE Safe Act (S.659) and the IIJA!

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      TRAA is the national association representing the U.S. towing and recovery industry. We act as the "voice of America's towing industry" by offering representation, education, and leadership at the federal level. Much of our focus is on representing the interests of the towing and recovery industry on Capitol Hill including promoting positive legislation and opposing potentially negative legislation. TRAA is the industry's watchdog on Capitol Hill!