Check out former apprentices who have trained in the transportation industry and found great careers. Just click on the titles to read more about their journey from service member to civilian professional.
Kevin is one of the many Veterans to go through the Hunt's Heroes Apprenticeship program and work on a dedicated account as a regional driver. "I really like the route I am on. I'm home on the weekend to spend time with my wife and five kids. My wife is a school nurse so she has the summers off. It works out well," he said.
Over two years ago, Marine Corps Veteran and J.B. Hunt truck driver Jose found himself transitioning out of the service and looking for a civilian career to support his family. As an experienced truck driving Marine, a civilian job in transportation seemed to be a natural fit and with the Hunt’s Heroes Finisher Program, Jose transitioned smoothly.
“I’m still a bit amazed that J.B. Hunt would go out of their way to offer such fabulous opportunities to Veterans,” DCS driver and Army Veteran Kevin said. “I enjoy what I’m doing and I know there are other opportunities in the company. I’m long term.”
Army Veteran and Intermodal driver Phillip has no regrets about his decision to move into a career in truck driving after 20 years of military service. “I like the fact that I’m my own boss. I make my own rules, no one bugging me all the time. I like the freedom,” he said. “The pay is good. It’s really good, especially when talking to other drivers. I feel bad for them.”
When Andrew completed his active duty with the U.S. Army he knew he wanted to utilize his G.I. Bill benefits, and found that he could use his benefits for a Registered Apprenticeship, rather than a four year degree. The "earn and learn" approach made sense for Andrew
Rebekah Davis' story is a great example of versatility. She and her husband Don (an Army and Navy veteran) are team truck drivers for US Xpress, and she is also currently a Soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard.
When Don enlisted in the Army National Guard in April of 2001, he didn't expect the skills he gained in the service to be such a benefit to him once he returned to the civilian world.