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After a series of research performed by Omnitracs, it is confirmed that veterans have greater abilities as truck drivers in a variety of different ways. When looking carefully at the numbers, veterans have 42% less accidents than those of their non-veteran counterparts. With an understanding of the benefits of veterans as truck drivers, the trucking industry can feel more comfortable hiring veterans. As well, awareness of this information allows veterans more job opportunity. This is especially important, as the average amount of unemployed veterans is higher than non-veterans. Check out their website at

Because of the strict living involved in the military, veterans are more likely to follow orders as they are given and adhere to rules with the greatest level of accuracy and precision. This is important in the trucking industry, as many safety concerns come into play when safety regulations are ignored. The more likely to adhere to the safety regulations and follow orders as they are given, the greater the benefit for the trucking company. .

Due to extensive time away from home in the military, veterans also understand the experience of being away from home for chunks at a time. There is a working understanding of how to leave the family at home comfortably, with all necessary things left in place. Because of this, the reliability of veterans is greater as well. The understanding of being away from home and how to handle it allows veterans to have more flawless travelling experiences.

When trucking, there are often problems to face that need instant solutions. Veterans have spent their military careers working on decision making skills in the wake of disaster and intense experiences. Applying knowledge obtained through military service allows veteran truck drivers to make impressive, well thought out decisions at a much faster rate than many others. Veterans can be trusted to make decisions without needing to have someone present to aid in the decision making process.

The American Trucking Association, as well as numerous other organizations, is working to help get veterans the jobs they deserve. As of 2014, the American Trucking Association stated that members of the association would be hiring as many as 100,000 veterans in the trucking industry. To make this process as simple as possible, the government is willing to create a more expansive waiver program that opens up the chance for those with military driving experience for easily obtain a commercial driver's license.

With veteran drivers accomplishing 98% more miles driven and 59% lesser issues with quitting the job, veterans are extremely qualified for the trucking industry. The employability of veterans is clear from the lengthy experience with rules, regulations, orders, and rapid decision-making. It is important to get veterans working once back from the military. Many veterans struggle to get back on their feet after having served the nation.


Benefits / incentives

  • Annual salary is above the industry average
  • Health insurance coverage (available 60 days after hire)*
  • Prescription insurance coverage (available 60 days after hire)*
  • Dental insurance coverage (available 60 days after hire)*
  • Vision insurance coverage (available 60 days after hire)*
  • 401K – Funds handled through the Principal Group
  • Vacation pay – Based on yearly road mileage
  • Yearly safety awards & bonuses
  • Safety bonus paid bi-annually and performance bonus paid quarterly
  • Mileage incentive bonus – Up to an additional 1¼ cents per mile annually
  • Driver referral bonus
  • Pay on HUB miles – Above the industry standard of practical or zip code miles
  • Late model air ride equipment – Tractors and trailers are all air ride
  • State-of-the-art communications – Qualcomm MCP100 with electronic logs
  • Uniform allowance – Available 90 days after hire and then annually
  • Predictable home time and monthly income
  • Florida locations include Miami, Palm City, and Pierson
  • East Coast 3-5 day trips.  Midwest 5-7 day trips and California (Oxnard) 7-10 day trips.

*60 days start the 1st day of the month following your employment date.

Locations other than Florida available

**Solo driving positions also available, please contact a recruiter for more information**

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