The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes campaign just received a huge boost in their hiring efforts when the American Trucking Associations announced they would join efforts to hire 100,000 veterans.
“There’s no higher calling for an American than to serve in our armed forces, and I’d like to think that driving a truck – delivering America’s most essential goods safely and efficiently is also a high calling,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “That’s why we’re so proud to be partnering with Hiring Our Heroes and committing on behalf of the trucking industry to hire 100,000 veterans over the next two years.”
The Hiring Our Heroes initiative has been around since 2011. The nationwide initiative helps veterans and military spouses find careers. The goal is to create a movement across America where veterans and military families return every day. The initiative has 369,000 confirmed hires with more than 1,700 companies joining the effort.
The FASTPORT’s trucking track system will be used as a single portal to help match veterans with fleets in the ATA.
“Trucking has always been a favorite industry for our veterans because they are already trained to succeed in many great career paths,” said Bill McLennan, CEO of FASTPORT. “ATA’s leadership and call to action from its members demonstrate the industry’s affinity for hiring veterans and we are honored to help our talented veterans find great careers with those great employers in the trucking industry.”