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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.

February 18, 2014

Pam Transport Launches Veterans Hiring Program

Pam Transport, an irregular route common and contract carrier headquartered in Tontitown, Ark., recently launched Honor Road, its new civilian career transition program. This program allows military members and veterans to build a new career while earning pay from Pam Transport and benefits from G.I. Bills.

December 26, 2013

Crete, Shaffer to Offer On-the-Job Training for Veterans

Crete Carrier Corp. and its refrigerated division, Shaffer Trucking, have gotten approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide on-the-job training to veterans and other eligible trainees through the GI Bill.

December 16, 2013

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans With 540,000 Wreaths

Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 30,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 14. This is the organization’s 22nd year laying wreaths at the Nation’s cemetery and marks the largest number ever delivered.

December 16, 2013

2013 Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 30,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 14. This is the organization’s 22nd year laying wreaths at our Nation’s cemetery and marks the largest number ever delivered. Across the country, 540,000 remembrance wreaths were placed in honor of veterans at 908 locations (including Arlington).

December 11, 2013

TCA Enlisting Trucking Volunteers for Wreaths Across America Project

Trucking companies are helping with the annual effort to decorate more than 400,000 military graves with balsam fir laurels this Saturday.

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.”

November 19, 2013

Times and Wars Have Changed, But Military Vets Still Need Jobs

The “Hiring Military Veterans” feature in the current issue of Heavy Duty Trucking was an easy assignment for me to take on, because I was in the Army from 1965 to ’67 and afterwards went to work “in the real world” – anywhere outside the service. Jobs were plentiful for a while, so no complaints from me. And I appreciate the service and experience of millions of other vets, then and now.

November 10, 2013

FMCSA Releases Study Outlining Opportunities for Returning Veterans

A new study released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommended a series of regulatory changes to further ease the transition of military personnel and veterans into much-needed civilian jobs driving commercial motor vehicles.

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