Military Trucking Time

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Damon L.'s Comment
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Do Companies see your Military Truck Driving time as years of experience in the civilian sector?

G-Town's Comment
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Do Companies see your Military Truck Driving time as years of experience in the civilian sector?

No sir, sorry they do not. Although that should prove beneficial during schooling and training.

Turbo617's Comment
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Schneider counts experience towards pay, I believe that's the best you can do

https://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military

Or look at the PaYS program, start from there.

( scroll to the bottom for a brief on it )

http://m.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/transportation-and-aviation/motor-transport-operator.m.html

Cold War Surplus's Comment
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At CRST 25% of your time served is credited as driving experience. 4 years of service counts as 1 year of OTR driving on their pay scale. This bumps your starting pay from 25 cpm to 38 cpm!

http://www.joincrst.com/crst-expedited-military/

They also offer a Veteran Apprenticeship program to use your GI Bill benefits to pay for your CDL (no CRST contract) then earn up to an additional $13,400 tax-free your first year.

http://www.crst.com/2016/08/crst-offers-veteran-apprenticeship-program-drivers-using-gi-bill-benefits/

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Last Shadow's Comment
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I wish they did, at my company they acknowledged I was a veteran but no credit experience, good thing they are giving me 0.47 as a rehired.

Do Companies see your Military Truck Driving time as years of experience in the civilian sector?

Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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Do Companies see your Military Truck Driving time as years of experience in the civilian sector?

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No sir, sorry they do not. Although that should prove beneficial during schooling and training.

G-Town is incorrect. Check out KoldTrans based out of SLC (http://koldtrans.com/recruiting/veteran-program/)

Kold Trans is now offering Top-Pay and Great Benefits to our U.S. Veterans: U.S. Veterans will earn up to .2 CPM above your scheduled pay with an Honorable Discharge (DD214) Excused time off for weekend drill and annual training (no vacation time required) Monthly “Veteran of the Month” recognition in company publications. Each new veteran hire will receive a hat/shirt and a special decal for their truck that recognizes them as an “Honored Veteran”.

Though I don't drive for them, I'm on a dedicated with Werner and using my Post 9/11 earning my "education benefits" whilst earning my company pay on top.

Good Luck Dude!

~scott

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Town's Comment
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Sorry folks...my mistake.

The correct answer is "ask". I do however believe (correct me if untrue), that for instance, any carrier requiring two years of OTR as a minimum qualifier, probably won't consider driving for a military service branch acceptable experience. Still doesn't hurt to ask though.

Again sorry for the incorrect answer.

Good luck!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Schneider has one of the better offers for veterans. They will credit 1 for 1 for driving MOSs and 1 for 4 for non driving MOSs. You max at 5 years of converted experience.

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