veterans

Government, Business

Joseph Campbell Wins Kenworth Truck as Part of Military Hiring Program

Joseph Campbell accepts the award with his family Joseph Campbell, winner of the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, accepts the award with his father, Joseph H. Campbell Sr. (from left), mother Littie A. Campbell, and wife Debra Campbell, in Washington. (Courtesy Paul Feenstra)

Military veteran Joseph Campbell, a driver for Roehl Transport, won the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award on Dec. 6 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business

California Trucking School Owner Pleads Guilty to $4.3 Million Scam

Emmit Marshall, 52, owner and president of Alliance School of Trucking Emmit Marshall, 52, owner and president of Alliance School of Trucking, pleaded guilty to five felony counts of wire fraud. (Viewpoints TV Videos via YouTube)

The owner of a California trucking school has pleaded guilty to swindling the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of more than $4 million in tuition and other payments after falsely certifying that hundreds of veterans had attended classes they never took, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced July 29.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 1, 2019
Government

Vermont Transportation Bills Address Investment, Veteran Drivers

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs bill Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (center) signs legislation that will invest more than $600 million in the state’s transportation system and open up more truck-driving opportunities for people with military backgrounds. (VTrans via Facebook)

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott recently signed legislation that will invest more than $600 million in the state’s transportation system and open more truck-driving opportunities for people with military backgrounds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2019
Business

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 | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2018
Business

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. 

June 6, 2017
Government

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.

October 12, 2016

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