Finding a job as a military veteran can be challenging. After so much time spent in the unpredictable conditions of military life, coming home and seeking out a new career that offers financial stability and a personally fulfilling lifestyle is easier said than done.
Lily Transportation Corp. knows how difficult transitioning from military to civilian life can be, which is one of the many reasons why we strive to be one of the most veteran-friendly companies around. If you’re looking to find one of the best jobs after the military, then look no further than the truck driving and logistics industry.
Here are four ways that a truck driving career with Lily Transportation can provide you with the stability, support, and opportunities you’re looking for:
1) Lily is Actively Hiring Veterans
Here at Lily, we are actively looking for veterans who are:
- Interested in careers as commercial truck drivers but don’t have any experience.
- Already commercial drivers, or who drove heavy trucks as part of their military service, and are looking for a change.
- Experienced in leadership roles and want to apply those skills in a new setting.
- Simply curious about what a trucking career has to offer.
Over 15% of our current employees are military veterans, and it’s our goal to grow that percentage every year. We want to work alongside our veterans, help them transition back into civilian life, and train them to find success as a professional truck driver.
2) Job Security
It’s no secret that the trucking and logistics industry needs new drivers. With the diverse array of skills and experience military veterans bring to the table, countless companies are eager and excited to work with you.
The commitment, discipline, and exceptional focus you exemplified in the military are traits that Lily Transportation actively seeks out in potential drivers. When you drive with Lily, not only will you become part of a family of dedicated and passionate professionals, but we’ll also work alongside you to integrate, train, and retain you for years to come.
3) Financial Stability
In addition to job security, professional truckers are also provided with consistent and competitive income. Whether you’re driving solo or with a partner as part of an OTR-team, most trucking companies pay their drivers for each mile they cover, meaning that the more miles you (and your partner, if you’re on a team) cover, the more income you’ll make.
4) The Lily Veterans Network
Before your trucking career can begin in earnest, you’re going to need to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL). This involves taking a written test and then taking a skills test behind the wheel with a CDL-certified driver present.
However, if you regularly drove trucks or buses while in the military, then you may be able to qualify for a Military CDL Skills Test Waiver, which excuses you from the skills-test portion of the CDL-training program. Even if you don’t qualify for the waiver, Lily Transportation’s Veterans Network Program is here to help.
Lily Transportation provides this unique veteran training program to all of our veterans in exchange for a one-year commitment in an over-the-road assignment. This program offers veterans a training curriculum that’s fully paid for by Lily, won’t deplete your GI Bill benefits, and even involves a weekly salary of $800 plus company benefits so you can provide for yourself during the training process.
Upon graduation, you’ll officially become a member of the Lily family and receive annual compensation in the $70,000 range. If you’re interested in hearing about how Lily is one of the most veteran-friendly employers in the trucking industry, then don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-248-5459 or visit our Careers Page to learn more about the exciting opportunities at Lily Transportation Corp!