Former driver helps soldiers transition to be truck drivers

Staff Sgt. Baker instructing a group of soldiers of the 1313th on how to obtain and use a CDL.

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant W. Joel Baker, a former independent owner-operator and the founder of Partners in Trucking, maker of the TruckBytes small-fleet/owner-operator accounting software, has been on a number of missions over the last years. After being called back to active duty in the military, Baker became involved in preparing returning soldiers for private-sector careers in trucking. He’s back stateside now, but his class continues when requested. Spc. Richard Hartley of the 1313th Engineer Company, Indiana National Guard, wrote about Baker and the class for Overdrive.

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