ABF Freight Partners with Teamsters and U.S. Army for Civilian Career Training

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Teamsters Military Assistance Program proclaimed jointly by the U.S. Army, Teamsters and ABF Freight
  • TMAP will train soldiers to become professional truck drivers upon their exit from the Army

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, January 21, 2015 – ABF Freightsm, an ArcBest company [Nasdaq: ARCB], the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the U.S. Army today announced a joint training program to help soldiers transition from military service to civilian careers as professional truck drivers.

Known as the Teamsters Military Assistance Program, the initiative was jointly announced at the Pentagon with a proclamation by Tim Thorne, ABF Freight president, James P. Hoffa, Teamsters general president, and Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff G-1.

“ABF Freight and the Teamsters have worked as partners for over 50 years,” Thorne said. “As a veteran who understands the needs of transitioning soldiers, I am proud our company can serve as a resource for future veterans to exit with a clear path to a new career.”

Through TMAP, qualifying soldiers will receive training to earn a Class A Commercial Driver’s License and Hazardous Material Certification. Experienced ABF Freight professional drivers will provide a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on driving training during the soldiers’ final weeks of enlistment. Successful completion of the program sets the future veteran on a career path as a professional driver with ABF Freight with excellent pay and benefits.

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