SAGE CDL Training for Veterans and
Military Service Members
Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available
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If you are a military
veteran who wants to obtain your CDL using your Post 9/11 GI Bill® or other
veteran's educational benefits,
Truck Driving Schools has been a trusted
nationwide leader in CDL training to vets for over 20 years.
For veterans, truck driving school can be
a great solution. The military gave you the tools to succeed and the
experience trucking employers are looking for. Now, you just need to get a CDL so you can be hired and start earning a good middle class income with
excellent pay and benefits.
Trucking companies want veterans as truck
drivers and are hiring now.
can connect you with military-friendly
trucking companies and get you on the road to success so you accomplish your
objectives. You've earned it.
What are the
Truck Driving School Advantages?
||Approved for Post 9-11 GI
schools have CDL training programs approved so eligible vets can use the
Veteran's Administration (VA) funded GI Bill® benefits in order to pay
for truck driver training if full, if you qualify. SAGE
truck driving school programs approved for veterans' funding allow a qualifying veteran to complete the
SAGE CDL training program with little or no out-of pocket costs.
SAGE has experienced counselors who can assist you in determining from
the VA whether you qualify for VA funded truck driving school.
||Housing Assistance Benefit
Available. Train Nationwide.
Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®,
housing assistance can be available for those veterans who need to cover
housing costs while attending truck driving school. The benefit
varies based on a number of factors. SAGE can work with you to see
whether you qualify. SAGE can also help arrange for housing while
you attend our fast, focused truck driver training at many locations
across the country. As a veteran, you can choose any approved
program you want to attend, and housing costs may be paid as an
additional veterans benefit.
SAGE was founded in
1989 by a veteran with the mission of providing the best truck driver
training in the industry. And many SAGE managers, instructors and
staff are proud veterans like you. SAGE has been a nationwide
leader in CDL training for service members, veterans and their families.
We believe that every service member, veteran, and member of a military
family should have the opportunity to pursue a financially rewarding
career in the exciting trucking industry. In honor of those
serving in the US Armed Forces, SAGE provides top truck driver training
programs for active duty military, guard, reserve, veterans, and
military family members.
||Train to the Highest
Standards You Are Used To.
military veteran seeking to get a CDL and start a civilian career as a
truck driver, you want a school that meets the highest standards.
Training standards are important to trucking companies, and are an
important factor for veterans to consider. SAGE programs are
highly rated by graduates, trucking companies and the industry.
SAGE programs are designed to meet or exceed the highest industry
standards veterans expect -- and deserve! Contact us and we'll
explain the SAGE difference.
||Fast Training So You Get to
Work. Learn So You Can Earn.
SAGE has comprehensive CDL training programs
for veterans that are designed to provide you with the skills you need
to succeed, and to get you to work fast. We understand that
veterans are serious about their CDL training, and they expect
professionalism. SAGE is committed to getting veterans to work
quickly. You're ready to "move out," and so are we.
One-on-One Training in the Truck.
For veterans interested in obtaining a
trucking job after serving in the military, you want the best training
to ensure success as a CDL driver. Much like the military, our
training and curriculum is designed to be uniform nationwide so that
students receive consistent programs at all SAGE schools. But we
also recognize that every student driver is different. Students
learn at different rates and have a variety of learning methods.
So every veteran can be sure that they will receive individual,
one-on-one instruction over the road in the truck. This is the
level of attention every driver -- and every veteran -- deserves to have
when learning to drive a tractor-trailer.
||Job Placement Assistance
with Carriers Nationwide.
SAGE graduates are veterans who now have jobs in trucking after serving
in the military. Some schools only offer employment assistance
with two or three trucking companies. As a result, students can be
stuck with limited choices for their career. SAGE provides
industry-leading access to many of the top-paying companies who hire
veteran graduates of trucking schools. No matter what region of
the country you are from, SAGE will provide lifetime job placement
assistance with local, regional and national trucking companies that
contact us daily to hire our students. SAGE job placement
assistance helps veterans apply to and evaluate the pay and benefits of
many carriers, so veterans know they have the "power of choice."
To work with the best, you need to train with the best.
||Extra Monthly Pay from
Apprenticeship Carriers We Work With.
Some military veterans who get a CDL from SAGE
may qualify for a unique program offered by several of the trucking
companies SAGE works with. These companies have veterans
"Apprenticeship" programs. For those veterans
who meet the qualifications and are hired by one of these carriers, the
veteran is entitled to an apprenticeship monthly educational payment up
to about $1,000 per month that is in addition to the normal pay
earned as a driver. These programs usually last for one year of
employment. Eligibility is determined by the hiring carrier, not
SAGE, but SAGE will work with our veteran CDL trainees to see if they
qualify. The apprenticeship opportunity is one of the
outstanding benefits of working with SAGE.
||Experts in Processing VA
We know truck
driver training for veterans. We understand the needs of military
veterans who want to get their CDL. And we can help make the
process of applying for and getting your GI Bill®
benefits easier than you think. Contact one of our experienced
school staff, who will work with you to determine if you qualify for
veterans education benefits for truck driving school. The road to
success is easier than you think.
||Top-Rated Truck Driver
Training Makes a Difference.
veteran, you want to make the best choice in choosing a truck driving
school. SAGE has been a top-rated truck driving school for over 20
years, and there is a reason why. We provide an exceptional value,
individual attention, a reputation for excellence and a guarantee that
we will make a 100% effort to get you a great job in the trucking
industry. Companies hire SAGE graduates -- and especially veterans
-- because they recognize that SAGE's program is dedicated to
comprehensive training and safe drivers.
Credit for Prior Experience and Training.
At SAGE, we know that the experience of being
in the military is valuable. We can evaluate the prior skill and
training that a veteran has to determine whether some credit can be
given. For example, if you were an 88M MOS (heavy truck operator)
in the Army, we may be able to adjust your training to give credit for
this prior experience. Not all prior training qualifies for the
credit, and some hiring carriers require completion of a full program.
But we'll evaluate every veteran's training to determine whether some
credit is appropriate.
The following locations
have programs approved to accept GI Bill benefits: Billings, MT; Muncie, IN; Casper, WY; Grand
Junction, CO; Denver, CO; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Lebanon, PA; Schnecksville, PA;
Missoula, MT; Cheyenne, WY; Caldwell, ID; Vestal, NY; North Salt Lake, UT;
Rome, NY; Ft. Pierce, FL; Blackfoot, ID; Kingman, AZ; and Indianapolis, IN
are all approved by the state to accept veterans' GI Bill educational