The American Trucking Associations said it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes campaign, which aims help 500,000 veterans and military spouses nationwide find meaningful employment.
Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.
“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,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “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.”
Since the Hiring 500,000 Heroes initiative was launched in March of 2012 with the company Capital One, more than 1,700 companies have committed to hire 585,000 veterans and military spouses, according to a news release, with 369,000 confirmed hires.