Driving down the road, the man or woman behind the wheel of the truck you just passed could have been, at one time or another, serving his or her country as a member of the U.S. military.
Or, maybe you are a veteran yourself.
There are almost 22 million veterans of the U.S. armed services in this country, according to the Census Bureau. Almost 9 million of them are part of this country’s workforce and about 11 percent of them work in the trucking and affiliated industries.
Veterans are finding many of the skills and the discipline they learned in the service readily transfer to life as a truck driver. Companies are actively recruiting vets and the federal and state governments are making it easier for them to get in the driver’s seat.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Trucker’s News will publish a salute to veterans,and we want you to be part of that tribute. Click here to share a photo of you in uniform from your time in the military and tell us a little bit about yourself.