U.S. Xpress offers jobs to exiting soldiers with new Military Incentive Program

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 23, 2007) – U.S. Xpress voiced its continued support for America’s troops today with the announcement of its new Military Incentive Program.

The program, which is available to anyone who has served at least two years in the armed forces and separated within the past 12 months, offers former soldiers a head start on the truck driving career path with special increased salary rates. 

Participants in the program will be credited with two years of job experience. That means their starting pay will be equal to that of a truck driver who has already been behind the wheel for two years. For new CDL graduates, that means an increase in starting pay of up to 6.5 cents per mile.

“The men and women of the U.S. armed forces give so much to our great country,” said U.S. Xpress Field Recruiting Manager Homer Paul. “The Military Incentive Program is our way of saying thanks.”

According to Paul, participants in the program could earn up to $40,000 or more in their first year of work with U.S. Xpress, and would also be eligible for CDL tuition reimbursement.

“The Military Incentive Program is a win-win situation for everyone,” Paul said. “The participants are getting the benefit of being ahead of the game in terms of salary, plus they’re getting to work with one of the leading companies in the trucking industry. And we are getting the benefit of receiving the kind of highly trained and dedicated individuals that you find in the armed forces.

“We want to give these individuals a well deserved jump-start into their professional driving careers,” Paul said, “and our Military Incentive Program will do just that.”