For this Veterans Day 2021 special edition of Overdrive Radio, I sat down with active-duty servicemember and small fleet owner Rob Ahlers, currently serving under the Chief of Logistics at the Pentagon. With two military vets as partners, Ahlers launched the private MSR Transport Services fleet in 2014 with an intention to help fellow vets transition to civilian careers in trucking. Since that start, MSR's up to more than 30 power units, some owner-operated, hauling mostly expedited and Department of Defense freight and leased to FedEx Custom Critical, Panther Expedited, Baggett Transportation and others.
What's Veterans Day mean to you? For Ahlers, in part it’s an opportunity to continue to provide gainful employment to a bevy of military vets now hauling for the company. Today on the podcast, much more about Ahlers and company’s bedrock business, but also more of the small fleet owner's reflections on the importance of Veterans Day. Take a listen:
The Ride of Pride Western Star:
Two more 5700XEs in the MSR fleet, which you can find via the company's recently redesigned website: