Arkansas Trucking Association Honoring Military Veterans
Truck driving is one of the most popular career choices for those returning from military service. Trucking companies look for employees who are dependable, good under pressure, and who understand that their job plays a bigger role in the grand scheme of things. Veterans fall into this category, and it has been estimated that roughly 25% of people employed in the trucking industry have served in the military at one time or another.
There are many times when a person’s service goes unnoticed, especially after they pursue another line of work. However, the Arkansas Trucking Association believes in expressing thanks to the member of their staff who have served their country proudly. At the association’s annual business conference on May 18-20, a slideshow will be shown honoring each driver by notating when they served and the branch they were enlisted in.
The association has reached out to partner companies and will be compiling a very thorough list for this presentation. Veterans will also be able to avoid the $300 fee that is normally charged for attendees at this conference, and special badges will be given to help those who served be recognized throughout the event.
The trucking industry hires driver, mechanics, logistics experts, and administrators every year. Given the fact that the military trains many individuals in areas very similar to these, many veterans can make a comfortable and seamless transition to the trucking industry in one way or another.
Many trucking companies go to great lengths to help returning veterans find work. While this does show their appreciation for those who served, veterans are also more likely to acclimate to a job of this type. This makes it a win-win situation for both parties. This type of special recognition in a public setting shows that companies value the sacrifices of their employees and want to give them the respect they deserve.