It’s no secret that veterans possess the kinds of skills and training that many employers are looking for.
Hiring managers love to hire motivated, disciplined, self-starting employees who stay until the job is done. While some employers simply hope that their candidates possess these important characteristics, others go the extra mile and seek out veterans by specifically recruiting them, or even offering special programs catering to those with military experience. When it comes to hauling cargo, employers recognize the advantage of hiring veterans. Some companies go beyond simply welcoming veterans into the fold and go the extra mile by offering incentives and seeking candidates with military experience. Check out our list of five trucking companies that love to hire military veterans!
UPDATED! We just added one more company that would love to hire as many military veterans as possible. Check out CRST Trucking!
There is always a job out there for a truck driver and it pays a lot more than you may think. In this high demand industry, with your CDL A license, you can find work all over the country. At CRST, you’ll learn first-hand from industry veterans who know what it takes to make it in the transportation industry. With a Class A CDL, you can quickly work your way up from a student to a trainer, with the opportunity to run your own business as an Owner Operator through our Lease Purchase program, in less than a year! CRST Expedited’s Military Apprenticeship Program pays you for your service while you earn your Class A CDL. If you use your GI Bill™ you can earn additional tax free income. Active Military Reservists and Honorably Discharged Veterans also receive a sign on bonus and pay credit for your time served.
With terminals across the United States, Canada and Mexico, Celadon Trucking has a large reach and a need for drivers who can get the job done. Not surprisingly, they’re looking to veterans to fill their ranks. Founded in 1985, the company is one of the largest logistics transport companies in the United States and offers a number of programs to get new drivers behind the wheel, including a driving refresher course, truck leasing options, and a training program to help new drivers obtain a commercial driver’s license.
New Penn is a regional less-than-truckload motor carrier providing reliable next-day service through a network of 24 service centers in the northeastern United States, Quebec, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company also provides service to portions of the West, Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. and all of Canada in conjunction with partner carriers. New Penn employs more than 2,000 people, operates a fleet of over 850 tractors and 1,700 trailers, and is widely regarded as one of the most efficiently operated carriers in the industry. New Penn has a big push right now to hire military veterans – apply below!
Schneider National demonstrates an interest in hiring veterans by seeking them out and offering programs tailored to a military lifestyle. In addition to a program that allows veterans to apply military service to their company seniority, Schneider offers programs to ease the burden of reservists dealing with drill and activation obligations. On top of that, the company offers an apprenticeship program for drivers that provides on-the-job training under the GI Bill program. Veterans interested in driving trucks for a living might just be able to earn a monthly stipend while learning the skills needed to begin a new career.
If you’re separating from military service, you may have already heard from Averitt Express. The company actively recruits veterans and separating military members for positions ranging from driver to dock worker. Averitt works to accommodate Reserve and Guard duties and looks at military training and job field in order to determine employment eligibility as a driver. Averitt breaks down its hiring needs by MOS/rate/AFSC, so it’s easy to find out if your military skills are a good fit for open positions.
C.R. England salutes our veterans and thanks them for their service. Veterans willing to commit for just six months can use the GI Bill to obtain their CDL Class A through the company – a ZERO TUITION training program. For veterans who have their military CDL, C.R. England can help you get the experience you need to make your new driving career a successful one. A C.R. England driving career offers great pay and excellent benefits for its drivers and their families. With positions in national, regional, dedicated, intermodal, TEAMS and trainers, this is more than a job, it is a career with future potential.
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