In an effort to assist Military Servicemen and Women, whether preparing to transition from active duty, National Guard, Reserves or have already transitioned to civilian life we have a special individualized program. To recognize their military service and utilize their military occupational skills (mos) we have developed a program that offers qualifying servicemen and women local truck driving jobs.
With a growing national driver shortage and overall domestic tonnage that reached a record high in 2014, analyst are expecting a continued growth in 2015 and beyond, Commercial Drivers are in high demand.
At Horizon Personnel Services and its Coalition, we know that your past, present, and future are shaped by your wants, needs and family plans. We understand that being deployed, away from friends and family for long periods of time can be difficult to say the least. We believe it to be very important to provide opportunities FOR commercial truck driving jobs that keep our veterans local with family and friends daily.
We will speak with everyone interested and review their options to make an assessment. We will then go over that assessment with each and every veteran. We want the veteran considering factors that they otherwise would not have considered, then we can begin to suggest a plan of action that assist them in maximizing their time, efforts, financial resources, and benefits keeping in mind the most important thing in their life – family.
Veterans will be directed to Western Truck School. WTS will instruct veterans on exactly what they will need to qualify for the program. These include:
- Identify that each veteran has the necessary experience on the equipment listed in the “Authority of Article 136, Uniform Code of Military Justice or 10 U.S.C. 1044a”
- The DMV waiver must be signed by the veteran’s commanding officer verifying the experience
- Pass a drug test for employment, some training locations may require this as well
- Pass a Department of Transportation-required physical
- Meet their local Department of Motor Vehicles legal requirements for permitting and licensure (study and get one now)
- Have an acceptable driving record (to be determined on a case by case basis)
- For most employers, pass a criminal background check and have no outstanding legal issues
Western Truck School
WTS will inform veterans of the paperwork necessary for financial assistance.
WTS will assist each and every veteran in utilizing their GI Bill and Post 911 Grant requirements.
The financial assistance will pay for ALL of the veteran’s training/schooling, as long as it is a VA-approved curriculum.
Based on the geographical area the veteran is returning to in their home state, WTS will instruct veterans on the approved campus in their home town/city. WTS will ensure each veteran is fully prepared with the necessary paperwork, and contact the campus in advance of the veteran’s attendance.
WTS has tailored a curriculum within the VA-approved curriculum to train the veterans on coalition input.
WTS will ensure ALL campuses follow the curriculum:
160 clock hours
Practical (behind-the-wheel) curriculum
Driver Personnel Files/DQ Files
WTS and its school affiliate recruiters will use Horizon Personnel Services. driver processing paperwork including (Application for employment, work history, 3 employer references, medical card, criminal background check and MVR)
WTS and its affiliates will administer the pre-employment drug test with its 3rd party administrator, entering each veteran into a random drug testing program.
Horizon Personnel Services
Horizon Personnel Services transportation division personnel will receive the personnel/DQ file 2 weeks prior to the veteran graduating Truck Driving School.
When forwarding the personnel and DQ files, each campus will provide a “progress report” on the veteran’s driving aptitude.
The VP of Transportation and the Director of Recruiting for Horizon Personnel Services will review EACH AND EVERY veterans’ file and report card. They will determine where each driver has the best opportunity for success, and forward the DQ File to those clients.
Horizon Personnel Services has over 100 transportation clients in need of local drivers.
One of those of clients is Ryder Integrated Logistics, a Global Leader in Third Party Logistics and Transportation Services.
NOR-CAL PRODUCE – SACRAMENTO, CA
PERFORMANCE TEAM – NEW JERSEY, DALLAS, CITY OF INDUSTRY, LOS ANGELES
AMERIVET LOGISTICS – SACRAMENTO, LOS ANGELES, CONCORD
PR LOGISTICS – CARSON