• Ruan will hire and train separating U.S. military personnel with military operational specialty (MOS) 88M (motor transport driver).
  • We will guide candidates through an accredited Department of Labor Truck Driving Apprenticeship and employ them to haul freight as a Class A CDL truck driver. 
  • We are partnering with Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA, for the initial six weeks of training.
  • Apprentices will haul retail store merchandise out of Cedar Falls, IA, enjoy being home daily, and earn between $45,000 and $50,000 the first year.
  • This program is currently available to separating U.S. military personnel who live in or are willing to relocate to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.


  • Hawkeye Community College is a recognized education partner of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is approved by the VA for Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA).
  • Separating military personnel will work with Hawkeye Community College to fund their training through the GI Bill, with additional funds available through the Trucking with the Troops grant provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
  • Ruan will provide the trainee a stipend during the six-week program of $300 per week.
  • During the six weeks of on-the-job training, Ruan will pay the trainee a training wage of $700 per week.
  • For the nine months that the trainee is an Apprentice-level driver, they will be monitored for progress and earn 90 percent of what a regular Ruan driver would make.