Nov. 11 is Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada. This is a time set aside for all of us to honor and celebrate military veterans and to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who fought to protect our freedoms.
At Schneider, we also use this day as an opportunity to raise awareness about available truck driving jobs for veterans, to recognize veterans in our workplace and to extend our appreciation to veterans in our communities.
“To me, Veterans Day is a time to reflect and honor those who have served — especially those in World War I, for whom Veterans Day was first named. They put their lives on hold and answered the call to save the world. Since then, thousands of men and women have served this great country voluntarily, and have made sacrifices to do so.” – David Buck, Air Force veteran and 2018 Ride of Pride driver (pictured)
Hiring and Supporting Veteran Associates
Because 22 percent of Schneider associates have military experience, we know first-hand how their disciplined approach and strong work ethic make them especially valued. We’re encouraging all our associates to take a moment to say thanks to their highly skilled, mission-oriented peers who are veterans.
Those qualities are why we continue to actively recruit other military veterans into our workforce. As such, we are proud to offer a wide variety of truck driving jobs and a number of benefits to military personnel and their families.
- For new associates that includes things like tuition reimbursement for eligible candidates to pay for truck driving school and an Apprenticeship Program to use VA benefits to receive tax-free educational benefit checks, in addition to a Schneider paycheck.
- For associates who are active military members, we continue to provide support by offering a military leave of absence, guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training with no paid time off required, and extended benefits and differential pay if deployed for up to 18 months.
Military members can even quickly pre-qualify for Schneider truck driving jobs.
Strengthening Veteran Organizations in our Communities
The Schneider Foundation supports a number of worthy nonprofit veterans’ organizations, such as the Glory Honor Flight of Champions, which ensures veterans have a chance to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C. We also deliver military related in-kind loads, like those for the Marine Toys for Tots program and Holy Joe’s coffee deliveries to deploying troops.
We are also excited to announce that we are sponsoring a new initiative organized by MyTeam Triumph called Operation Guardian Angel. The program will pair military veterans and active duty military members with MyTeam Triumph captains to participate in running events. The goal is to help improve veterans’ emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing by making connections and building relationships.
To all veterans — thank you and warmest wishes on Nov. 11.
Military experience? Pre-qualify for Schneider truck driving jobs for veterans.
Submit your profile now to be expedited for a driving position and to be put in contact with a military recruiter.