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!


Celadon Trucking

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.

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Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services.

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Originally committed to serving the central United States, Holland has expanded farther into the Southeast and Midwest where it continues to provide on-time reliability. Its dedicated employees have earned the prestigious Quest for Quality award from Logistics Management magazine every year since the mid-1980s.

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Reddaway, founded in Oregon City, OR, has served the Pacific Northwest since 1919. Through our comprehensive western local service center network, we have built a long-standing tradition of next- and two-day delivery services. We are a complete and formidable western service provider. With high on-time reliability and one of the lowest claim ratios in its region, Reddaway is among the most-efficient providers in the industry. Its 3,500 loyal employees have earned the prestigious Quest for Quality award from Logistics Management magazine for 20 years.

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New Penn

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!

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Schneider National

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.

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Averitt Express

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.

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