Veterans

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June 25, 2015

Over 10,000 Veterans Used the CDL Skills Test Waiver

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program since it began in 2011.

June 16, 2015

Meritor Gives $50,000 to Help Wounded Veterans

Meritor announced that it has made a $50,000 contribution to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which mentors and gives financial assistance to veterans who are pursuing degrees.

June 9, 2015

Phillips Industries Raises Money to Support Wyakin Warrior Foundation

Phillips Industries recently raised and contributed over $30,000 to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, an organization that helps severely wounded, injured, or ill post 9/11 veterans.

June 8, 2015

Truck Driving School at Fort Drum First in Army to be PTDI-Certified

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified the first contract training course at a U.S. Army installation, broadening both the marketability of veterans and the pool of properly trained military drivers.

March 1, 2015

Expanding the Driver Pool

In the face of a shrinking, aging driver population with high levels of driver turnover the trucking industry and individual carriers are looking for ways to expand the driver pool. Part 3 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

February 9, 2015

Volvo Offers Financing Discount for Veterans

Volvo Trucks is offering veterans a discount off of approved finance rates for new highway or vocational trucks obtained through a Volvo Trucks dealer.

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.

December 29, 2014

Wreaths Across America Hits Milestone at Arlington

For the first year ever, Wreaths Across America received enough money and volunteer help to place a wreath at all 230,000 graves at the Arlington National Cemetery.

December 17, 2014

Video: Driver Shows Off Patriotic Volvo Truck

In the latest installment of the Volvo Trucks web series Welcome to My Cab, Tim Baumgartner, owner of Crockett's Interstate Towing, shows off his patriotic Volvo VNL called "The Freedom Flyer." Emblazoned with the American Flag, bald eagles and soldiers, the Vietnam veteran's truck has won several awards and participates in many parades.

December 8, 2014

Penske Truck Rental Donates To Paralyzed Veterans

Penske Truck Rental donated $318,118 to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at the charity’s offices in Washington D.C. The funds were raised during Penkse’s #OneWay4PVA campaign for paralyzed veterans.

December 8, 2014

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans This Weekend

Carriers and drivers are gearing up to deliver wreaths wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans across the country this Saturday, Dec. 13, as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Program.

December 5, 2014

J.B. Hunt Commits To Hiring 10,000 Vets By 2020

J.B. Hunt Transport announced a company-wide initiative to hire 10,000 U.S. military veterans by the year 2020. The company was recently recognized for the ninth straight year as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs, ranking as the third most military friendly employer in the transportation industry.

December 2, 2014

ATA Commits to Hiring 100,000 Veterans

The American Trucking Associations announced on Tuesday it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.

November 11, 2014

Wabash National Holds Military Appreciation Event

Wabash National held its third annual event for active military and veterans within the company’s workforce to honor their service to the country. Over 300 Wabash National associates were recognized.

November 11, 2014

Penske Companies Among Top 100 Military Friendly

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics were listed on the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. It is the fourth straight year the brands have made the list.

November 10, 2014

ATA Leadership Thanks Veterans For Service

The American Trucking Associations leadership thanked military veterans for their service, encouraging the millions of men and women who served to consider joining the trucking industry.

November 6, 2014

TravelCenters Offer Complimentary Meals on Veteran’s Day

TravelCenters of America is inviting all truck drivers who are veterans to have a complimentary meal on Veteran’s Day.

October 21, 2014

FMCSA Awards $1 Million in Grants for Training Veterans as Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday said it awarded $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges across the country to help train nearly 400 returning military veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.

September 10, 2014

TCA Holds Gala for Wreaths Across America

The Truckload Carriers Association raised $265,000 at an annual gala Tuesday night benefitting the Wreaths Across America campaign.

July 28, 2014

DOT Expands Veterans Assistance Program for Commercial Driver Positions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into commercial truck and bus drivers positions has been expanded.

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