New Federal Law Makes It Easier for Veterans to Get Commercial Drivers' Licenses

. December 3, 2012

President Obama last month signed into the law the Military Commercial Drivers' License (CDL) Act of 2012, making it easier for veterans to obtain CDLs. A driver needs a CDL to operate a large truck or bus.

Under thel aw, service men and women will be able to obtain CDLs in the state where they are stationed, regardless of their permanent residence. Previously, states could not issue CDLs to a person who was not a permanent resident.