May 2, 2022
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WASHINGTON, DC — With more than 55,000 jobs available in the trucking industry Indeed, in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, TransForce Group, and Troops Into Transportation, is launching a new initiative.
Drive for 500 will provide 500 full-ride CDL training scholarships through TransForce Group’s Troops Into Transportation Master Driving Program.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to help more people get jobs and find ways to shorten the duration of the job search,” said Matthew Jensen, senior director, global government relations and public policy, Indeed. “With Drive for 500, we’re honored to support the military community in their entry to the high demand and critical ground transportation industry.
The scholarships are open to veterans, military spouses, and members of the National Guard and Reserve. With no strings attached, all costs, except meals and incidental expenses, are covered.
Drive for 500 will work closely with President Biden’s recent initiative to expand and improve trucking jobs nationwide. Chaired by former Congressman and veteran Patrick Murphy, Task Force Movement: Life-Cycle Pathways for Veterans and Military into Trucking, is specifically focused on the recruitment and retention of members of the military community into the trucking industry.
“The reason why President Biden created Task Force Movement is because it requires a public and private partnership to address the nationwide shortage of truck drivers. Drive for 500 is the first step in closing this gap. It will attract and train veterans and their family members by connecting them to high-demand, high-paying jobs in the trucking industry,” said Hon. Patrick Murphy, chair of Task Force Movement.
“We collectively can solve the challenges our transportation industry is facing, and we can help them find some of the very best employees with our military-connected community,” said Eric Eversole, president, of Hiring Our Heroes and vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
More than 500 employers are participating in this effort to connect our veterans and their family members with high-demand, high-paying transportation careers.
“Our Drive for 500 partnership with Indeed and Hiring Our Heroes is an incredible opportunity to train and help more veterans and their families - a core value we all share,” said Al Hanley, founder of Troops Into Transportation, a TransForce Group program. Hanley also serves as president of education and training for TransForce Group.
For more information, please visit: https://www.transforce.com/indeed-drive-for-500
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) is a 501(c)3 organization under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The non-profit launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, HOH has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through its comprehensive training and hiring events, fellowship programs, and online tools. HOH programs and services are available in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations around the world. For more information on programming and initiatives: HiringOurHeroes.org; @HiringOurHeroes on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.
TransForce Group leads the industry in innovative driver shortage solutions. The company leverages its TF1 app to access a digital network of CDL-licensed drivers to match them in real-time with top trucking jobs. TransForce Group works with third party logistics, private fleets, and trucking companies to provide drivers in a way that best meets partner business needs, from temporary flex workers to full-time hires. The company’s solutions drastically reduce time-to-hire and keep more trucks on the road. TransForce Group operates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additional information about the company can be found at transforce.com.
Troops Into Transportation a Job-First Military Program launched in 2012 by The CDL School, a TransForce Group Company. Troops Into Transportation is approved for the training of eligible veterans using the GI Bill®, and operates Regional Training and Recruitment Facilities serving veterans throughout the USA. The program provides comprehensive hands-on training and several highly successful certiﬁcation programs to help veterans and service members secure their Commercial Driver’s License to begin their career in the commercial trucking industry. Working with many trucking companies the program offers diverse career advancement opportunities for veterans by leveraging military skills and knowledge. The Troops Into Transportation mission is job placement for veterans through our in-depth CDL training programs with ever-growing partner trucking companies.