Baylor Trucking, Milan, Ind., has expanded its Veteran's Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.
Baylor drivers who have served in the Armed Forces are getting an additional $.01 per mile increase. Local drivers get a $1 per hour increase, and office associates get a 1% salary increase.
"For the sacrifices these brave men and women have made for our country, this program is another way our company can say thank you," said Cari Baylor, president.
The Veteran's Recognition Program at Baylor also includes specially wrapped trucks decorated with the U.S. flag, the Constitution and patriotic themes for veteran drivers. Company drivers and owner-operators are honored in speial veteran ceremonies. Each Veteran receives a star truck decal notating his/her branch of service. Veterans returning from recent deployment are provided specialized training to further develop their truck driving career.
Cari Baylor had the opportunity to spend time with General Stanley McChrystal and questioned, "What can we do to support those coming home?" McChrystal's response, "Hire them."
Baylor Trucking was founded in 1946 by Chester Baylor, who started out with just one truck after returning from World War II.