In light of Independence Day, we would like to say thank you to those who have served to defend the Constitution. Without the brave men and women of the United States military we would not be able to function as we do. To all the members of the Military, whether active, in the reserves, or retired, the MST family stands with you.
Veterans in Truck Driving
ZipRecruiter has listed transportation and storage third on their list for The 12 Best Job Industries for Veterans. Within the transportation and storage industry, many veterans have transitioned into careers in truck driving. Many employers prefer veterans because they already possess the skills to be the best at the job. Such skills include, situational awareness, discipline, mental stamina, reliability, and teamwork. The best drivers out there – many of which are veterans – have the mental stamina and discipline needed to complete assignments on time, and they also excel in situational awareness which is key to being the safest driver on the road, which also sets an example for other drivers.
EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF TRUCK DRIVING FOR VETERANS.
- Easy Career Transition
Along with the skills mentioned above, if you drove a truck in the military, you may be eligible for the Military Skills Test Waiver, which allows you to skip over CDL driving school. Many states are still working on implementing this waiver, but around 30 states such as Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, North Carolina and North Dakota already have this waiver in place.
- Economic Impact & Job Security
Like protecting the entire nation, truck driving allows you to protect the nation’s economy. All of the things you see in any store has been delivered by a truck. Whether the product came directly from the warehouse onto a truck or a plane onto a truck, the transportation and storage industry is the spine of the US economy. In fact, 6% of the US’s GDP, around $905 billion, comes from retail trade. Without all the employees that work in transportation and storage, the retail industry wouldn’t be able to function.
Despite all the man power in the transportation and storage industry, there is a critical need for about 60,000 truck drivers. The demand for truck drivers isn’t slowing down either, the projected job growth to 2026 is 6%.
The national average salary for an Over-the-Road truck driver is $64,305, with the highest salaries topping out around $91,000. Many companies also offer additional bonuses, such as referral bonuses and safe driving bonuses.
The US is a massive country. Very often, military personnel are sent to bases abroad to work for a few months to a couple of years. While they have been able to visit new countries, many have yet to see all the United States. Through truck driving, you will be able to explore states you’ve never even thought of visiting. Truck driving does mean a lot of time on the road, but it doesn’t take up all your time. There are legal limits to the amount hours driven in a week, and great companies like Mid South Transport get drivers home for the weekends.
Veteran Truck Driving Jobs at Midsouth Transport
We are a Memphis based transport, warehousing, and logistics company. We operate across the US and currently offer truck driving jobs with truckloads of benefits! Our truck drivers enjoy benefits such as:
- Safe driving bonus
- 401k with company match
- A free $15,000 employee life insurance policy
- Medical and dental insurance
- Paid vacation time
- 100% No touch freight
- Much More!
Looking for a Truck Driving Job?
Just like the industry, we are growing too! We are looking for multiple drivers in the following states:
- North Carolina
If you are ready to become part of the Mid South Transport family, you can apply here
For more information contact Denise at 1-800-264-5683.