A CDL is now easier to obtain for veterans.
The Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012 made it past Congress and was signed by the president last month. The act attempts to make the process of obtaining a CDL easier for Veterans.
To obtain a CDL a veteran would have to establish residency, which takes a year before they could apply for a CDL. That has changed. It is now easier to obtain a CDL where the veteran is currently stationed. Couple this with the Military CDL skills Test Waiver and the CDL is now very obtainable. The test waiver allows a veteran to opt out of the skills test if he or she has safely operated military equivalents of a commercial vehicle for two years.