As a military veteran transitioning to a career in the trucking industry, you may want to know if you can use your G.I. Bill® for CDL training. At Diesel Driving Academy, you can use a number of different VA tuition benefits programs to help cover training costs.
What VA Benefits Can I Use?
Veterans and servicemembers may be eligible for benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. In addition, spouse and family members may also benefit from training assistance programs.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Active duty and reservists may be entitled to receive a monthly education benefit through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB). Besides those, other VA programs that DDA participates with include:
- Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
- Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Why Choose Trucking as a Career?
Right now, there is a high demand for new truck drivers. Not only are there close to 51,000 truck driving jobs open that need to be filled, but that number is expected to grow in the next few years. With skills that easily transfer from the military to trucking, you’ll start a new career with incredible job security and high-earning potential.
A career in trucking offers many opportunities in an exciting, respectable, and well-paying industry. On average, an entry-level truck driver can earn $41,000+ in their first year of driving. Similarly, the average truck driving team can earn $70,000 – $100,000+ per year. Plus, trucking companies are offering incentives to new drivers, like sign-on bonuses, full health benefits, and plenty of home time.
If you’re ready to start a new career as a professional truck driver using your MGIB benefits, give Diesel Driving Academy a call! With training that is quick and affordable, you’ll be on the road in no time! 1-800-551-8900
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill