The trucking business is among the most military-friendly industries in the U.S. Some trucking companies go out of their way to hire military veterans and military spouses. These employers understand that the skills, experience, and work ethic of military veterans readily translate to the trucking business. Once you graduate from truck driving school and earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you might consider checking out opportunities at the following military-friendly companies. All of them offer competitive pay packages.
DSW is based in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ. It’s a family-oriented company that treats every trucker like family. DSW actively hires military veterans. Through its veteran apprenticeship program, Project Open Road, you can maximize your GI benefits. You can receive benefit checks on top of your regular paychecks during your apprenticeship.
SWIFT Transportation has a nationally approved Military Apprenticeship program for military veterans. Eligible veterans and their families can receive a full scholarship to the Swift Academy, on-the-job training, dedicated routes and competitive pay and OTR bonus plan.
Knight Transportation is another trucking company that actively recruits military veterans. It also features competitive pay and great bonus, flexibility of scheduling and opportunities for professional growth.
Schneider has been independently ranked as a military-friendly employer. This company actively hires military veterans and reservists. Their Credit for Military Experience Program allows a veteran trucker to join the company at a higher rate of pay if the veteran drove military trucks. Schneider also offers flexibility for those in the military reserves. Any reservist who needs to leave for military commitments is guaranteed to still have a job when he or she returns.
As a military-friendly school, Phoenix Truck Driving School at Ft. Bliss is committed to serving active service members, military veterans, and military families. Our friendly team will assist you with each step of the process, from exploring your financing options to offering job placement assistance. Call our office in El Paso at (877) 206-8344.