Plans for Expedited Licensing in Arkansas

Commercial big rig white industrial long haul semi truck transporting frozen cargo in refrigerator semi trailer driving on the multiline interstate highway road with one way traffic direction

LITTLE ROCK (TBP) — Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Trucking Association are working together to speed up the licensing process for commercial truck drivers. More examiners are being hired with pre-approved overtime. Saline County Fairgrounds is being utilized for a testing location beginning May 31, 2022 for 45 days.

Chris Spears, ATA President and CEO, stated, “This is truly an earn-while-you-learn program. But it’s more than just a paycheck for apprentices: by participating in a registered program, they are eligible for things like child care, housing allowances, and other support as they start down this new career path.”


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