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  • Military Veterans Find Success as Truck Drivers

    Military Veterans Find Success as Truck Drivers

    Tiffany Deering joined the U.S. Army in 2006. While stationed in Korea for two years, she met and married John, another soldier. He left for Fort Drum in New York, and she followed, but military service usually kept them apart. They each deployed to Iraq, in different units at different times. Her husband reenlisted, while Tiffany served her remaining year of duty and then made the transition to civilian life. She had been a soldier for years, and a good one. “I got out and wondered, ‘What a

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    National Tractor Trailer School Named to 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

    Liverpool, NY – November 10, 2015—National Tractor Trailer School announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data- driven ratings about post-military education and ca

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  • Drivers

    Drivers Ride High on Trucking Boom

    Average pay is up 17% in less than two years, as freight haulers fight to meet hiring needs Alex Topolse, who drives a chemical tanker truck, was offered a 50% raise when he moved to another trucking company. Average pay for long-haul truckers has jumped 17% since the end of 2013. Photo: Alyssa Schukar for The Wall Street Journal After years of spending long hours behind the wheel without seeing their paychecks grow, U.S. truck drivers now have employers fighting for their services. Many fr

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  • PTDI News Article

    NTTS’s Ft. Drum Course Receives PTDI Certification

    Alexandria, Virginia - The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has certified the first contract training course at a U.S. Army installation, broadening both the marketability of veterans and the pool of properly trained military drivers. 05/28/2015 “The truck driver training program is ideally suited for a soldier transitioning out of the military, coming back from overseas, or retiring from the service,” said Harry Kowalchyk, president of National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool, N

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  • Road King

    More And More Couples Are Trucking Together — And Loving It

    Though Art Johnson and Amanda Jones had been seeing each other for a year, they rarely had a chance to actually see each other at all. Art was working as a local truck driver for a meat-packing plant, where he hauled offal through Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada. Amanda was at the meatpacking plant, too, as a security guard regularly working 12-hour shifts. “At the end of the long day, I’d get home first, and Art would still be working for four or five hours. We’d end up spending maybe two

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