military veterans

Chuck Timbrook’s new memorial addition to the Black Out veterans-support rig

The last several months have been eventful for Chuck Timbrook. Since my last update after his heart surgery last fall, his doctor told him that "my commercial driving days are done," he says. But it hasn't stopped his work on the Black Out military tribute Freightliner, with several new additions.

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The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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Schneider recognized for being ‘military-friendly’ employer

Schneider recognized for being 'military-friendly' employer

More than a quarter of Schneider's workforce has a military background, the company says.

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Military vets training at U.S. Xpress can now use GI Bill to supplement salary

The company says veterans joining the program to become truck drivers can earn up to $82,000 in their first year with U.S. Xpress when combining their salary with the VA benefits.

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Florida governor proposes free CDLs for military veterans

Florida governor proposes free CDLs for military veterans

Florida Gov. Rick Scott included a proposal in his budget that would cut fees for military veterans receiving their CDLs.

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Dry bulk for the long haul: Reserves staff sergeant John Moore and his leased operation

Dry bulk for the long haul: Reserves staff sergeant John Moore and his leased operation

Until the last year, John Moore had been leased to Landstar, and his decision to come back to Oakley Transportation to pull a hopper had as much to with where home was as profitability. In this case, the two went hand in hand,

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USA Truck launches new military apprenticeship program

USA Truck launches new military apprenticeship program

The program allows veterans to receive Class A CDL training with no up-front costs, and allows them to begin working at USA Truck while still receiving VA benefits.

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Averitt Express recognized for hiring military veterans

Averitt says more than 20 percent of its current employees have served in the military, and the company has also pledged to hire 1,200 more veterans by 2020.

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FMCSA to allow truckers to use V.A. docs for medical certification

FMCSA to allow truckers to use V.A. docs for medical certification

After completing FMCSA-administered training and testing, Veterans Affairs doctors would be listed in the National Registry. Military veteran truckers enrolled in the V.A. health care system would then be allowed to see approved V.A. docs to undergo their medical exam.

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Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s ‘Band of Brothers’ purple-heart 2006 Pete

'06 Pete restarts career

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