Hiring Veterans

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November 14, 2016

Transport America Launches Vet Apprenticeship Program

Transport America, a subsidiary of TransForce, was recently approved by the Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration to offer an apprenticeship program to help military veterans transition into the transportation industry.

October 18, 2016

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million to Help Train Veterans as Drivers

The FMCSA has awarded close to $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help train military veterans and their families for jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers.

October 12, 2016

FMCSA: New Final Rule Eases Way to CDLs for Military Vets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a final rule that simplifies for current and former military personnel the process for obtaining a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

July 15, 2016

Carrier Pledges 1,200 Veteran Hires by 2020

Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.

July 8, 2016

Carrier Partners with Army to Help Soldiers Obtain CDLs

R&R Trucking has reached a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Army post at Fort Knox, Ky., to assist soldiers in obtaining a commercial driver’s license.

June 13, 2016

New Award Recognizes Top Rookie Military Veteran Drivers

Nominees are being sought for an award recognizing a veteran, guard member or reservist who has made a successful transition from military service into truck driving.

April 20, 2016

Missouri Wants Exemptions to Help Turn Veterans into Truckers

The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.

April 5, 2016

Video: How the Wyakin Foundation Helps Veterans Find Work

In this On the Spot video, Brent Taylor of the Wyakin Foundation explains how the organization helps veterans find employment in sectors like the trucking industry. Senior Editor Tom Berg spoke with him at the East Manufacturing booth at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

April 4, 2016

Trucking Firms Pledge Support for Guard, Reserve Employees

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Scores of trucking company representatives joined counterparts from associations and service providers in affirming their backing of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces by signing a pledge at a meeting during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 15, 2016

FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

February 1, 2016

Meritor Extends Shoes for Soldiers Program

Meritor announced a one-year extension of “Shoes for Soldiers” and will donate up to $70,000 from remanufactured brake sales and corporate matching funds to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

October 8, 2015

Truck Driver Training Grants Aimed at Vets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded nearly $2.3 million in grants to train veterans and their families as truck and bus drivers.

January 19, 2015

Werner Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

Werner Enterprises announced that it has hired more than 5,100 veterans in the last three years, surpassing a pledge it made in 2012 to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years.

June 3, 2014

J.B. Hunt Partners with Hiring Our Heroes to Hire Career-transitioning Veterans

This partnership with Fastport and Hire Our Heroes enables veterans and military spouses to gain a better understanding of the tremendous employment opportunities available in the transportation industry.

November 26, 2013

Hiring Veterans

“Veterans make excellent employees,” says Boyd Stephenson, who heads the American Trucking Associations’ driver licensing efforts. “They’re conscientious, they’re focused, they’re responsible; they’re everything you could want in an employee.”

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