As veterans transition out of the military and into civilian life, finding work that remains both rewarding and fulfilling can be a challenge. At Melton, we make a large effort to inform and hire military members seeking employment outside of the military. According to FASTPORT, nearly 205,000 transitioning service members will be exiting the military this year. Our goal is to provide these exiting military members with a career that will fulfill both they aspirational and financial needs.
We know military members have countless choices for employment outside of the military, that’s why Melton has developed a military-friendly culture that works to unload a large portion of the stress that comes along with a new job. We can direct you in the right direction for earning your CDL, provide hands-on training, and offer constant support in your new career. Here are some tips when searching for a career:
- Find a truck driving school that will accept your GI Bill
- Search for a company that is military friendly, especially one that is Military OJT (On-The-Job-Training) certified
- Make sure your company will work with your VA benefits to help supplement your income during the transition back into civilian life
- Find a company that gives you the respect and recognition that you deserve as a veteran
At Melton, we have recognized these vital qualities a veteran seeks in their next career and strive to provide our drivers numerous programs for a promising career.
Furthermore, when considering whether to enter the trucking industry or not, veterans should consider how well trucking will fit into the lifestyle they’re used to living. Professional truck driving is a career that doesn’t require any college degrees or expert knowledge, remains in high demands, pays well, and only takes a few weeks of schooling.
Truck driving is also highly suitable to the qualities and characteristics military members possess. For instance, consider veterans’ strong work ethic, effective communication skills, team-orientated attitude, and pride in a job well done. These skills and more make truck driving a perfect fit for those adapted to the military lifestyle.
Melton is always searching for veterans that are interested in driving for a stable company that truly cares about their drivers. Melton is a strong supporter or the United States armed forces. Over 30% of Melton Truck Lines employees are veterans or reservists. At Melton, we help make the transition into civilian life as easy as possible. For more information on Melton’s military program, please click here.