Legion Logistics Announces First Acquisition

Legion Logistics, a disabled veteran-owned 3PL, has announced its first acquisition, according to a Jan. 14 press release. The company will grow more than 10% with the acquisition of Qontinuity Enterprises, a 3PL based in Tennessee.

January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Werner Driver Quinton Ward Wins Driving for Excellence Award

Werner driver Quinton Ward and ATA President Chris Spear Werner driver Quinton Ward (left) and ATA President Chris Spear by Dan Ronan/Transport Topics

Quinton Ward of New Orleans, who served five years in the U.S. Army until he was injured and received an Honorable Discharge, is the winner of the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 14, 2018
Government, Business

California Trucking School Charged in $4.3 Million VA Fraud

Emmit Marshall The CDL school's Marshall and Greene. (Alliance School of Trucking)

Surely former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw had no way of knowing that a California truck driver training school he was featuring on his TV “news program” in 2014 was at the same time being investigated for bilking the Veterans Administration out of millions of dollars for students that never even intended to show up for classes.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018

Volvo Trucks Introduces Genuine Painted Parts Program

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Volvo Trucks North America now offers a painted parts program intended to deliver genuine, factory-built replacement parts, custom painted for pre-order or quick turnaround, the company said. 

Transport Topics
June 6, 2017

House Transport Panel Passes Two Bills to Assist Veterans in Obtaining CDLs

Legislation that would help military personnel obtain commercial driver licenses easily advanced through a House panel in May.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government, Business

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million for Veterans' CMV Driver Education

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Oct. 18 that it has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help military veterans become commercial bus and truck drivers.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

FMCSA Eases Requirements for Veterans to Become Commercial Drivers

Herald Post/Flickr

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced changes to its final rule intended to ease the transition for military personnel to civilian careers as commercial motor vehicle drivers by simplifying the process to obtain a learner’s permit or driver license.

Transport Topics
October 12, 2016

Responses Mixed on Federal Pilot Project to Allow Young Vets to Run Interstate

Sgt. Jason Fetterolf/U.S. Army National Guard

While the idea clearly has strong supporters, not everyone agrees that allowing young drivers behind the wheel of big rigs is either safe or a wise solution to one of trucking’s biggest headaches: the driver shortage.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2016

Veterans’ Military Experience and Skills Create Ideal Match for Fleets Seeking Drivers Amid Shortage, Executives Say

Bulldog Hiway Express

America’s long-running military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have been a boon to the trucking industry, providing a supply of experienced men and women who can help alleviate the ongoing driver shortage.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2016

Pilot Program Allows Vets Ages 18-21 to Work as Interstate Drivers

U.S. Army

Federal trucking regulators have announced plans to conduct a three-year pilot project to allow truckers between the ages of 18 and 21 with military truck driving experience to operate in interstate commerce.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016