By Debbie Gregory.
At MilitaryConnection.com, we take pride in providing one of the best resources on the web for Veteran employment. We are always thrilled to hear about Veteran hiring initiatives, and eagerly facilitate a connection between that company or industry and a Veteran who is looking for work. One such industry-wide hiring initiative was recently publicized, as the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced that it has committed the trucking industry to hiring 50,000 Veterans over the next four years.
The TCA is a trade association that focuses on the truckload component of the motor carrier industry. The TCA represents dry van, end-dump, flatbed, inter-modal container, and refrigerated carriers in 49 states (all but Hawaii), as well as in Canada and in Mexico.
The TCA is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s hiring initiative Hiring our Heroes to deliver its own Veteran hiring program within the trucking industry, called Operation Heroes to Highways.
The trucking industry has embraced hiring Veterans into well-paying and highly needed positions in all aspects of the industry, from drivers to salesmen, dispatchers to mechanics and more. Veterans are highly sought after for their versatility, trainability and dependability, all of which are key components to quality employees in an industry that is vital to our nation’s economy.
One of MilitaryConnection.com’s allies, C.R. England, hires Veterans and trains them, providing “Honored Veteran” trucks that are painted with patriotic themes. All the highways across America can see the pride that the Veteran drivers have in their service, and that their company has in their Veteran drivers.
Trucking companies are invited to participate in Operation Heroes to Highways by dedicating a minimum number of future hires to military Veterans, and making a pledge to that number in the next 30 days. Carriers who participate will be recognized on the Heroes to Highways online Wall of Valor, and will also receive commemorative Challenge Coins from Heroes to Highways.
Veterans, who are looking to embark on their civilian careers, are invited to research careers in the trucking industry. There are plenty of opportunities for well-paying jobs and advancement, even becoming a small business owner/independent contractor by driving their very own truck. A great start is our very own Jobs Page.
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Military Connection: Trucking Industry Vows 50,000 Veteran Jobs: By Debbie Gregory