Truck Driving Jobs for Veterans

Get ready for a new career opportunity.

Are you a US Veteran in search of work?

Thank you for your service! Did you know that Chief Carriers has many truck driving jobs for veterans available with competitive pay, fantastic benefits, and flexible scheduling? If you are ready for a new, lucrative opportunity, contact us today to learn how you can join the Chief Carriers team.

Who are we hiring?

Your military experience matters! Chief Carriers knows that veterans consistently achieve higher performance ratings and have leadership experience in intensely challenging situations that go far beyond most civilian trucking experiences. Chief Carriers is currently hiring veterans who have previous military experience in the following military specialties:

U.S. Army:

  • 88M – Motor Transport Operator
  • 92F – Fueler
  • 14T – Patriot Launching Station Operator

U.S. Marine Corps:

  • 3531 – Motor Vehicle Operator

U.S. Navy:

  • EO – Equipment Operator

U.S. Air Force:

  • 2TI – Vehicle Operator
  • 2FO – Fueler
  • 3E2 – Pavement and Construction Equipment Operator

Put your prior military experience to work at Chief Carriers!

Where Are We Hiring?

Chief Carriers is currently hiring military veteran drivers in the following states:

  • Nebraska*
  • Iowa*
  • Illinois*
  • Indiana*
  • Kansas**
  • Missouri**
  • Kentucky**
  • Tennessee**
  • Alabama**
  • South Carolina**
  • North Carolina**
  • Virginia**
  • West Virginia**
  • Ohio**

*Candidates hired from these states can expect to be home every 7-10 days.
**Candidates hired from these states can expect to be home every 14 days.

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Join A Winning, Supportive Team

At Chief Carriers, we pride ourselves in looking out for one another and ensuring each one of our drivers is successful. Our goal is to make this environment both personally satisfying and financially rewarding.

We strive to create a family-oriented workplace where everyone feels welcome and a valuable part of the team. Chief Carriers provides our veteran drivers with top-of-the-line equipment, programs focused on safety and maintenance, and more. 

Chief Carriers has chosen to invest in veterans because the qualities they bring to the workforce are invaluable.

Truck Perks

We understand life on the road can be stressful. This is why Chief Carriers puts an emphasis on providing certain perks to our drivers to improve their overall driving experience with the company. These include:

  • APU Units
  • Inverters
  • Driver Mobile App
  • Christmas Off Guarantee
  • Flexible Rider Policy
  • Refrigerators
  • Free XM Radio
  • New Terminal
  • Automatic Transmissions Available
  • Annual Safety Awards

Health and Savings

Whether you have benefits through the VA or not, you want to know that you are backed by your place of employment. Chief Carriers ensures our drivers are backed by insurance, retirement benefits, and more. Drivers can enjoy:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Medication Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance ($20,000 – Company Paid)
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan (with Company Match up to 8%)
  • Flexible Spending Plan

Paid Vacation

Our drivers have access to their paid vacation days after 90 days of employment. We also give drivers 8 paid holidays at $180/day.

Bonuses and Extras

We like to give our drivers bonus incentive options and programs to help boost their earning opportunities. Please contact us to learn more about:

  • All Bonuses Included For New Drivers
  • Generous Referral Bonus
  • Fuel Bonus
  • Steel Tarp Pay
  • Side Kit Pay
  • Lumber Tarp Pay
  • Weekly Settlements
  • Half Tarp Pay
  • Stop-Off Pay/Per Stop After Initial Pickup Or Stop
  • Minimum Pay – For Loads Under 400 Miles
  • Broad-Based Layover Pay
  • Breakdown Pay
  • Paid Orientation

Should we mention a guaranteed weekly base option (salary)?

What We Look For In Drivers

Chief Carriers aims to provide veterans with good jobs that come with competitive pay and benefits. That being said, we do have some criteria for candidates looking to work. These include:

  • Minimum of 23 Years Old
  • Class A CDL
  • Prefer flatbread experience but will train the right candidate
  • Good driving record
  • No DUI/DWI or drug convictions in the last 5 years
  • Minimum of 6 months of OTR experience

Contact us today if you fit these criteria or want to talk with one of our recruiters about potential training opportunities!

How Our Hiring Process Works

Step 1: Fill Out Your Application

Interested candidates have two options for applying to Chief Carriers. You can submit a full application, which allows you to search for different jobs in certain hiring areas.

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You can also submit a quick application that involves filling out some information regarding your background. One of our recruiters will then reach out to you if it is a potential fit.

NOTE: Part of the quick application is asking whether you have OTR or flatbed experience. We will also ask about any potential CDL licensing.

Step 2: Speak With A Recruiter

Once your application is submitted, a recruiter will reach out to discuss what opportunities are available. This recruiter will be able to answer any questions you have about working at Chief Carriers.

Step 3: Start Driving

Once you are hired and onboarded you will begin your new driving career with Chief Carriers! Our team will give you everything you need to succeed in your new role.

Lease Program Opportunities

We understand that entering the world of long-haul and flatbed jobs can be expensive upfront. Even if you are already driving in some capacity, you may not have all the resources you need to get started.

Chief Carriers offers a leasing program for drivers to work their way towards sole ownership. This is part of our promise to give our veteran drivers everything they need to succeed at Chief Carriers.

Our Lease Program Highlights Include:

  • Walk-Away Lease Options
  • Paid Plates/Permits
  • Zero or Low Down Payment Options
  • No Charge Mobile Comm
  • In-House Maintenance Account and Escrow Program
  • 100% Pass-Through on Fuel Discounts
  • Fuel Surcharge Program
  • Company Supplied Tarps and Securement Equipment

We have several vehicles available through our Leasing Program. Drivers can lease-to-own the following:

  • 2022 Peterbilt Model 579 & 567
  • 2021 Freightliner Cascadia
  • 2020 Peterbilt Model 567
  • 2019 Peterbilt Model 579
  • 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadia

About Chief Carriers

Chief Carriers is part of the larger outfit, Chief Industries, Inc., a family-owned and operated group of companies specializing in agriculture, commercial construction, structural steel, factory-built housing, ethanol-production businesses, and transportation. 

Chief Carriers was started back in 1973 as a private flatbed fleet arm of Chief Industries. By 1986, the company grew and obtained its own contract carrier authority. We know supply reliable transportation to 48 states and Canada with an emphasis on steel and building material hauls.

Hear From Our Drivers

Don’t just take our word for it that Chief Carriers is a fantastic place for US veterans to find quality work opportunities. You can hear from some of our satisfied employees on our Testimonials page.

Not sure if you qualify?

Since 2011, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) have legal authority to substitute two years of commercial motor vehicles military equivalents of CMV safe driving experience for the skills test portion of the commercial driver license skills test.

If you have been a military driver, you must apply within one year of leaving active duty.

The regulation, 49 CFR 383.77, requires applicants to certify:

  • You have not held more than one license (except a military DL) in the past two years.
  • You have not had your base State-issued driver license suspended, revoked or cancelled.
  • You have not had convictions in any type of motor vehicle for the disqualifying CDL offenses listed elsewhere in the regulations.

This process is designed to make your transition from your military career to a civilian career as seamless as possible. There is a standardized Application for Military Skills Test Waiver Form that covers the issues in the new regulation.

Ready to apply?

Sign Up To Drive Today!

If you are a veteran and think you are ready to try your hand at new driving and CDL jobs that come with a great pay structure, benefits, and a clear path to truck ownership, contact Chief Carriers to speak with a recruiter! We are looking forward to speaking with you to figure out how we can leverage your previous military experience and help you start a new career.  

Join Chief Carriers and become a flatbedder today!