Trucking, much like the military, is not so much a job, as it is a lifestyle. It should be no surprise then, that many military veterans find rewarding careers in the trucking industry when they return to civilian life. Of the approximately 9 million veterans employed across the U.S. economy in 2019, 10.3 percent (about 926,000) were in occupations directly involving transportation.
And no wonder! The skills and life experience of veterans are a great fit for truck driving. Moving materials from place to place, in a variety of terrain and weather conditions, to ensure reliable delivery on a regular, predictable basis is the sole purpose of our business. You don’t get much more mission-critical than that!
“Our veterans have provided such an invaluable service to our country,” says David Schneider, CEO. “We are always looking to hire them where possible to bring those same qualities to our company and customers.”
Military Service Provides Experience and Skills Truck Drivers Rely On
Depending on a veteran’s training and assignments, they are given the opportunity during their service to operate and maintain various types of heavy machinery and vehicles. This experience puts veterans in an excellent position to transition to a career in trucking. The discipline and focus on goals gained from military service are valuable, as well. Plus, the ability to function independently, execute tasks, troubleshoot unexpected situations, and quickly make critical decisions is fundamental to what truck drivers do every day.
A willingness to make sacrifices and be separated from friends and families for extended periods is something veterans understand from their military service and is certainly an experience familiar to many truckers who drive over-the-road (OTR).
While there are some long-haul opportunities for truck drivers at Transpro Burgener, veterans looking for a career in trucking will find the majority of the positions we offer are for local driving. That means you can leverage your driving or mechanical training and experience while (in most cases) getting home daily.
Start Your Career in Trucking with Transpro Burgener
While our company continues to grow, our need to hire safety-conscious truck drivers motivates us to hire more veterans.
As a veteran working at Transpro Burgener, you’ll find you’re not alone; 12 percent of our driver workforce have served in the military. We value your service and for that reason will accept any combination of military or civilian driving equal to at least two years’ driving experience.
Drivers appreciate our commitment to providing excellent work and home balance, which includes weekends off. We also offer some of the best benefits in the trucking industry, including 401K contributions, healthcare, vision, dental, and much more!
If you’re a military veteran looking to begin a career as a truck driver, we want to talk to you! Visit our careers page to learn about our open positions and apply today.