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90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge

Commit to accelerating the development of trucking apprenticeship programs.

During the 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge,  The U.S. Department of Labor partnered with the White House and U.S. Department of Transportation to promote 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. Get started today by connecting with DOL's Transportation and Logistics Intermediary, FASTPORT.

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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.

Learn more about apprenticeship in the transportation industry.

Ready to Join the Challenge?

Partner with FASTPORT

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

Become an Apprentice

Visit FASTPORT's website to connect with employers and start your apprenticeship journey.

Learn More

Contact the Office of Apprenticeship for more information.


Connect with FASTPORT to learn how to start or expand new trucking apprenticeship programs.

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