VETERANS WARRIORS = NEW TRUCKERS * USA
* Tennessee - U.S. Xpress offers Apprenticeship Program for vets to fill truck driver jobs
Don Davis and his wife, Rebekah, nearly doubled their combined income when the two military veterans became commercial truck drivers and started making longhaul trips between Chicago and the East Coast for the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises... Davis used his GI bill to get his commercial driver license through a truck driving school and continues to receive GI benefits to supplement his income through a veterans apprenticeship program that U.S. Xpress joined last month. As part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program, veterans may receive tax-free educational benefits while training with U.S. Xpress to become truck drivers or diesel technicians. Participants can receive up to $25,700 from the Veterans Administration over a two-year period, depending on their years of military service, on top of their salary from U.S. Xpress... Professional truck drivers can usually expect to earn between $50,000 and $70,000 based upon which driving opportunity the veteran qualifies for at U.S. Xpress... Combined with the GI Bill benefits, military veterans in the apprenticeship program can earn up to $82,000 in their first year with the company. If a veteran chooses to enter the program as a diesel technician, they can expect to earn between $35,000 and $50,000 depending on experience and performance...
(Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press - Don Davis and his wife, Rebekah, are military veterans who drive long-haul team routes for U.S. Xpress Enterprises. Don is one of the participants in the company's GI Bill apprenticeship program) -- Chattanooga, TENN, USA - Times/Free Press, by Dave Flessner - 6 March 2017