May 26, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Veterans, J.B. Hunt, Military Friendly Employer, Careers
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Veterans, Veterans Day, Wabash National, Military Friendly Employer, Military Support
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.
Tags: Penske Logistics, Penske Truck Leasing, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, CDL, Veterans, Veterans Day
November 6, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America is inviting all truck drivers who are veterans to have a complimentary meal on Veteran’s Day.
Tags: Petro, Veterans, TravelCenters of America, Veterans Day
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Training, Veterans
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association raised $265,000 at an annual gala Tuesday night benefitting the Wreaths Across America campaign.
Tags: Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Charity Fundraiser
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Drivers
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