Don D.: Enhancing Post-Military Career Through Apprenticeship

Don D.: Enhancing Post-Military Career Through Apprenticeship

U.S. Xpress

When Don enlisted in the Army National Guard in April of 2001, he didn't expect the skills he gained in the service to be such a benefit to him once he returned to the civilian world. He set out to serve his country, and did so for 9 years during turbulent times for the US military in the Middle East. He was deployed to Iraq, Qatar, and Dijibouti, Africa.

Brent Stoufer: From American Airman to American Driver

Brent Stoufer: From American Airman to American Driver

J.B. Hunt Transport

Looking back on his 27 years of military service, Brent sees how his time as an 88H prepared him for a trucking career back in the states. In Service Deployment and Distribution Command (NDDC), he was responsible for coordinating the movement of all foreign and domestic military equipment. Brent saw firsthand that “Nothing gets done until something moves.” The realization of how important the transportation industry is to our nation made him look into trucking jobs when he returned home.

Heroes Among Us

Heroes Among Us

J.B. Hunt Transport

Anthony Harris keeps his dog tags hanging inside his truck. Brent Stoufer and Joshua Matson wear camouflage ball caps while delivering freight. All three have something in common: They are military veterans and are among the first drivers to participate in Hunt’s Heroes, a new program officially launched in April 2015 by J.B. Hunt.

Tim Hicks: Veteran and Advocate

Tim Hicks: Veteran and Advocate

Transportation has always been a part of Tim Hick’s life. When he was a young boy, Tim would watch airplanes, listen for the blare of a train’s horn, and wave at truckers as he rode with his parents on the highway. Even now, ask him what his favorite movies are, and he’ll tell you the two DVDs he owns: Top Gun and Smoky and the Bandit.