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November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Transport America Launches Vet Apprenticeship Program

Transport America recognizes one of their drivers and military veteran, Robert Harp, on Veteran's Day with a custom military truck wrap. Photo: Transport America

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.

Tags: Veterans, Transport America, Hiring Veterans

November 11, 2016 - Industry News

Baylor Trucking Honors Veterans With Pay Increase

Veteran drivers at Baylor Trucking drive special patriotic-wrapped trucks. Photo: Baylor Trucking

Baylor Trucking, Milan, Ind., has expanded its Veteran's Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.

Tags: Veterans, Driver Pay, Baylor Trucking

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs: Veterans Make Safe and Reliable Truck Drivers

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

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

Image: U.S. Department of Transportation

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.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, Grant Funding, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Offers Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans

CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

Tags: Recruiting, Veterans, CRST, Driver Pay

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Partners with Army to Help Soldiers Obtain CDLs

Photo via R&R Trucking

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.

Tags: U.S. Army, CDL, Driver Training, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

June 27, 2016 - Press Release

Schneider Presented With Ride of Pride Truck

This year’s Ride of Pride truck is a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine. (PHOTO: DTNA)

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

Tags: Veterans, Freightliner Trucks, Schneider, Daimler Trucks North America, Ride of Pride

June 13, 2016 - Industry News

New Award Recognizes Top Rookie Military Veteran Drivers

Screenshot via TransitionTrucking.org

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.

Tags: Veterans, Awards, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, Fastport

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Ride for Freedom themed trucks from Mack (left) and Volvo. Photos: Mack Trucks and Volvo 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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Military Support

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Firms Pledge Support for Guard, Reserve Employees

Employer reps sign their statements near the conclusion of the event. Photo: Bud Smith

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.

Tags: Veterans, Employee Morale, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, MATS

March 15, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Meritor Extends Shoes for Soldiers Program

Photo: Meritor

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.

Tags: Charity, Meritor, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Pledges Support for Wreaths Across America

Photo via 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.

Tags: ATA, Charity, Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Grants, Hiring Veterans

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended

Photo: Werner

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

Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Gives $50,000 to Help Wounded Veterans

Meritor presented the Wyakin Warrior Foundation with a 50,000 check to help wounded veterans. Photo courtesy of Meritor

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.

Tags: Meritor, Veterans, Donations

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Charity, Phillips Industries, Veterans

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

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

PTDI-certified training offers soldiers "upward mobility" and a career after the Army.

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.

Tags: Driver Training, Military, Veterans, Professional Truck Driver Institute

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Offers Financing Discount for Veterans

This Volvo VNL 670 is adorned with graphics saluting all military service members. Photo courtesy of Volvo

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

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Vehicle Financing, Veterans

January 19, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

Operation Freedom Fleet Truck. Photo: Werner.

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.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Werner Enterprises, Hiring Veterans

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Hits Milestone at Arlington

In honor of National Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 13, 2014, Schneider delivered wreaths to the Houston National Cemetery in Texas. Photo by Schneider

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.

Tags: Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Trucking Moves America Forward, Christmas

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Truck Rental Donates To Paralyzed Veterans

Penske presented the check to at the PVA's Washington D.C. offices: Photo via Penske Truck Rental

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.

Tags: Veterans, Penske Truck Rental, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Donations

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Share the Road, Wreaths Across America

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