For veterans it all starts with respect, work ethic and company alliance wich are the same foundation for being a professional truck driver.
Home for many veterans can have different meanings, but genuinely home is where they can use their skills and experience while getting the respect they deserve. Starting a new career after the military isn’t always easy, but we are here to help. The trucking industry welcomes all military veterans to build a new career. Many companies encourage veterans to attain their Commercial Driving License to become a professional truck drivers. They strongly believe in the great potential veterans have.
The foundation for a military career is based of respect, likewise in the trucking industry. Your entire career as a professional truck driver is based of respect for the road and its drivers, your company superiors, your team, and yourself. From your dispatcher to the people who you are delivering to. Being respectful is one of the best ways to attain a promotion within the industry. As a trucker, being respectful, polite, and courteous goes a long way.
For former military, you know your success comes from your strong work ethics, therefore as a professional truck driver you will highly utilize all your skills and professional experience from your military background. Having a strong work ethic means to continuously going the extra mile. That extra mile for their work is what makes veterans stand out.
Veterans can build great relationships with employer companies. Being in alliance with a trucking company that cares for the wellbeing and rewards them for their hard work. Some companies even have programs specifically designed for former military, for example:
- Werner Enterprises’ Operation Freedom Tour, selects military veterans to drive a special fleet of trucks to raise awareness for fellow veterans in the industry and for those who may wish to join the industry.*
- Schneider has a long-standing commitment to veterans, Guard members and Reservists. **
- TMC recently pledged to hire 500 military veterans in 2016 in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Hiring Our Heroes" program. Currently, over 35% of TMC's Flatbed trucking fleet is comprised of veterans. ***
You can take advantage of the Post 9-11 GI Bill to get your CDL.
Because of your respect and work ethics, the trucking industry wants you.
What are you waiting for? Commercial truck driving is for you! Call now 1-800-622-0355!
In 2010 I graduated from Smith & Solomon in Linden, NJ. Started working as a company driver, but my desire for growth led me to open my hauling and transportation company. Getting my CDL has allowed me to travel over 48 states and international Canada and Mexico and open my own company. Thanks to Smith & Solomon and the staff assisting me with my CDL - A and opening doors for my success. Safety first!