As Veteran’s Day approaches, Diesel Driving Academy wants to express support for all the men and women in uniform who choose to serve and protect our country. The trucking industry has always had a healthy relationship with the military and is a great career option for veterans. Whether you are a veteran with experience driving military vehicles, or looking for start a stable career, your military skills will transfer well to the trucking industry. DDA is proud to help veterans start on an exciting career path!
Veterans and Truck Driving
Veterans have proven they understand discipline, responsibility, and accountability. Trucking companies are looking for people who have this type of experience. Veterans possess these traits, and understand how critical teamwork and organizational skills are to completing any job or mission.
The same attention to detail and situational awareness that military service instills is crucial to safe driving. Recognizing what is happening around you and being able to adapt and adjust to changes in the environment are skills veterans have. This sets them apart from civilians, and make them perfect candidates for the trucking industry.
The trucking industry offers veterans an opportunity to use their skills to enter a career field that provides long-term security. Today’s economy depends on drivers to move freight and products to fill consumer needs. As demand increases, so will the need for qualified drivers. With a median annual wage in 2016 of $41,340, the trucking industry offers a stable career with excellent earning potential.
A career in trucking offers the opportunity in an exciting, respectable, and well-paying field and DDA will make it easy. Former military personnel are eligible for tuition assistance, so training is not only quick, but affordable.