- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Tidewater Community College has received nearly $200,000 in federal funds to help train military veterans as truck and bus drivers.

The college says it received the grant from the U.S. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It provides for 40 students at the college in its Truck Driver Training Program, administered through the Center for Military and Veterans Education.

According to the college, a recent report from the American Trucking Association found the U.S. will experience a shortage of nearly 50,000 truck drivers by the end of 2015.

Last year, Tidewater received $107,000 for the same program.

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