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90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge

Commit to accelerating the development of trucking apprenticeship programs.

The U.S. Department of Labor has partnered with the White House and U.S. Department of Transportation on the 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge, which promotes the Registered Apprenticeship model as a solution to get more well-trained drivers on the road. View highlights from the White House event marking the end of the Challenge and a fact sheet summarizing its progress in expanding and improving trucking jobs.

While the Challenge has ended, you can still commit to accelerating the development of trucking apprenticeship programs and explore how the apprenticeship model can help support recruitment, retention and return on investment in the trucking industry.

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777 Expressed Interest in Apprenticeships

Including employers, industry and labor associations, education providers, intermediaries, career seekers and states

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102 New Apprenticeship Programs

Were developed and approved, surpassing the goal of 90 employers in 90 days

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574 New Truck Driver Apprentices

Were hired as a direct result of the challenge

The 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge increased the supply of truck drivers by creating new pathways into the profession through Registered Apprenticeship and laying the foundation for improving job quality to keep people in the profession. In just 90 days, nearly 800 organizations and career seekers connected with DOL to explore how Registered Apprenticeship can help meet critical supply chain needs. We also cut the amount of time it takes to launch a program to as little as 48 hours, which has nearly doubled the number of trucking apprenticeship programs nationwide.

How Can Your Organization Get Involved?

While the 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge has ended, your organization can still benefit from the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy in trucking. 

Employers and labor partners can:

  • Sign onto existing apprenticeship programs or start new ones.
  • Grow or replicate existing apprenticeship programs across markets.

Industry associations can:

  • Engage your members to sign on to existing national apprenticeship programs.
  • Identify and work with interested members to develop new pilot programs.
  • Develop and sponsor a new, association-level apprenticeship program for your members.

Want to Become a Truck Driver Apprentice?

A new portal has been created to connect career seekers to sponsors and employers who are looking for qualified individuals for their truck driver apprenticeship programs. This portal is hosted by FASTPORT, DOL's National Transportation and Logistics Industry Intermediary. If you’re interested in becoming a truck driver apprentice, please visit FASTPORT's website to be connected to employers across the country and start your apprenticeship journey.

Are you a veteran or transitioning service member? You are an excellent candidate to help address the challenges in the supply chain backlog and build the next generation's trucking workforce. Learn about the federal programs and resources available to help you secure a meaningful career in the trucking industry.

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Transportation Resources

Learn more about apprenticeship in the transportation industry.

Partner with FASTPORT

DOL's Transportation and Logistics Intermediary can help you start or grow a program.

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Contact the Office of Apprenticeship for more information.


Express interest in starting or expanding new trucking apprenticeship programs.

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