Vet Job Updates: Wounded Warriors, Trucking Jobs

December 28, 2012 |

Air Force Wounded Warriors Employment Program:

The Air Force’s Wounded Warrior Civil Service Employment Program assists combat-related ill and injured Airmen with a 30 percent or higher combat-related disability rating to secure Air Force civil service jobs. It provides for the noncompetitive placement of a wounded warrior into an Air Force civil service position and can temporarily fund their salary through the use of a central salary account if necessary. Wounded warriors interested in the special hiring program should contact their nonmedical care manager. For more information about the Air Force Wounded Warrior programs and opportunities, visit the Air Force Wounded Warrior website at For information about other personnel issues, visit the myPers website.

Trucking Companies Looking for Vets:

Despite the fact that millions of Americans are looking for work, ninety percent of trucking companies say they can’t find enough drivers. Long hours and many nights spent away from home make the driver’s seat difficult to fill, so trucking companies are targeting a group they believe has the skill-set to handle a tough job–veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Like other large trucking companies, Schneider National has ramped-up its efforts to recruit veterans since 2001. Close to 15 percent of the company’s approximately 13,000 drivers are veterans, and the wants more. To learn more about career opportunities available at Schneider National or to apply, visit or call 1-800-44-PRIDE (1-800-447-7433).

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  1. Jay says:

    You get to drive a truck whoopty freaking doo. VA sucks, and whoever that is in charge of trying to get employers to know what we did, is failing. When they ask in the interview, I try to explain and it's like they are not interested. Plus how do you put what you did in 8 years into something so small? It is not that small, it wasn't simple.

  2. Ray says:

    Watch out for YRC also, formally Yellow Freight, and Roadway. I was hired 14 years ago with the full knowledge of my disability. But have encountered treatment from Supervisors telling me that I wasn't a Disabled Vet, because Yellow doesn't hire them. To being made to do work that interferes with my injury. And being told "You are a Marine, suck it up". Or "I thought Marines are supposed to be tough".

    • Frank says:

      Sounds like a company with a bunch of unpatriotic, unAmerican and idiot workers who have no idea what it takes to serve one's country. They're only good for bad mouthing their country and those who serve it. Best of luck to you.

      Former Army Ranger

  3. Dstorm says:

    I worked for roadway in 1991, was told your a marine deal with no water breaks on the dock mid summer. Nothing has changed, feel sorry for the young guys. I went back to school. Good luck veterans

  4. Claude says:

    I am a 20 year Air Force vet and have work for a trucking company for the last 15 years. I have found my company to be very receptive to my disability and willing to make necessary changes to make the job comfortable for me. I might also add that the company is an owner operator opportunity for veterans. You own the equipment and hire your own drivers or drive it your self. A great chance for you to own your own business and make your own dicisions. Check us out on the net. FedEx Custom Critical is the company name. Though I am a company employee myself and not an over the road owner operator, I still feel that the business owner opportunity in this field for veterans is exceptional.

  5. JEFF BAMA says:

    Well If you are diagnosed with PTSD -Nightmares-Anxiety Disorders after 5 combat tours -you just might as well put in for your 100% SC Unemployability -You wont get a clearance or pass a background check and be considered a risk or dangerous

  6. Harry says:

    Yes it is sad how they treat veterans. It's like – oh you are a veteran, here we have a job for you. See that truck over there. So you get in it and spend 325 days a year on the road – you might as well be deployed.