Veterans

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June 27, 2016

Ride of Pride Truck Presented to Schneider

As part of a program founded in 2002, DTNA presented the 2016 Ride of Pride truck to Schneider during a special ceremony commemorating military veterans

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.

May 26, 2016

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.

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.

December 7, 2015

Trucking Industry Pledges Support for Wreaths Across America

Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.

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.

September 23, 2015

Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended

Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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.

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