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ATA, US Army Reserve partner to provide opportunities for Reservists who can drive truck

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has teamed up with the US Army Reserve in a creative par...


ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has teamed up with the US Army Reserve in a creative partnership that will share the skills of truck drivers.

The deal provides experienced truck drivers to the US military and also offers careers to truck drivers leaving the military.

“The men and women of the Armed Forces have all the motivation and tools necessary to move successfully from the military into many areas within our industry,” said ATA president and CEO Bill Graves. “Army Reservists are ideal candidates for America’s professional truck drivers. By the same token, the Army Reserve can offer qualified transportation professionals exciting opportunities to learn new skills, develop management and leadership abilities, excel in a high-stress climate and work in a team environment. I am proud that the ATA is partnering with the U.S. Army Reserve on this venture,”

The deal is being termed the first Motor Transport Military Civilian Partnership. The partnership will include incentives for fleets that hire drivers from the Army Reserve.


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