How recruiting military veterans can help solve many fleet issues

March 30, 2022

Hiring military veterans as truck drivers can do more for a fleet than just fill empty seats. That was the message from veteran advocacy groups and fleets during a session last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dave Harrison, Executive Director of Work Force for Fastport, outlined the benefits to fleets of recruiting veterans, which includes a much lower turnover rate than non-military veteran drivers, fewer safety violations and a bevy of “soft skills” that are mostly unique to military veterans.