U.S. Xpress Offering Apprenticeships for Veterans
U.S. Xpress is currently offering an apprenticeship program for veterans who would like to enter the trucking field. The carrier, which ranks highly among carriers in North America, expects the program may help them fill their roster with qualified talent.
Truck driving is a common occupation for returning veterans, especially since many of them drove trucks during their service. The program allows veterans to receive tax-free education and training with U.S. Express experts. The program allows participants to train to become drivers or diesel mechanics.
Veterans can use their GI benefits to go into truck driving. The industry is currently experiencing a driver shortage, so this type of program would benefit all parties involved.
Eric Fuller, Chief Operating Officer for U.S. Xpress said: “We value the strong work ethic and leadership experience veterans can bring to our company. Beyond that, veterans have a sense of productivity, accountability, and a ‘can-do’ attitude that will serve them well in the trucking, which is why we look to hire veterans in every aspect of our company.”
In the summer of last year, the company launched its Military Recruitment Initiative, highlighting its commitment to provide returning veterans with jobs. Fuller has said he believes the apprenticeship program will help military veterans make a successful transition to new careers.