USA Truck (No. 57 on the CCJ Top 250) is launching a new apprenticeship program aimed at helping military veterans transition into truck driving jobs.
The company’s Military Transition Apprenticeship Training Program is for military veterans eligible for GI Bill and post-9/11 employment training benefits. USA Truck President of Trucking Martin Tewari says the program allows veterans to receive Class A CDL training with no up-front costs. “Plus, they can start employment at USA Truck while receiving earned benefits from the Veterans Administration of $1,200 per month or more for up to 15 months,” Tewari adds.
The program is in cooperation with the VA and the Department of Labor. USA Truck says military veterans already account for more than 21 percent of its employees.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.