Find Qualified Job Candidates for Your Truckstop in Military Veterans


Truckstop and travel plaza operators looking for hard-working, motivated employees may want to consider turning to the nation’s veterans. Veterans not only know the meaning of hard work, but also understand the value of teamwork.

Don Quinn, president of Sapp Bros. and chairman of NATSO, said military veterans, particularly those that have had leadership training, hold a lot of promise for the indus­try. “I think that not only are there some great people out there, but also that we have a moral obligation to hire someone who has served our country,” he said. “It is a pool that we monitor and try to pull from.”

Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, said it can be helpful to look at the specific job veterans did in the service and how that can translate into their ability to perform and be effective in available positions. For example, someone who was a combat leader of a squad is likely able to think and react quickly and direct a team. “That type of person is probably going to make an amazing manger because that is what his or her skill sets are,” Schulte said...

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Before launching a full-time freelance career, Long edited NATSO's Stop Watch magazine. Prior to that Long worked as a staff reporter for Transport Topics, a weekly trade newspaper, covering freight transportation, fuel and environmental issues. In addition to covering the transportation sector, Long has written, reported and edited for a variety of media outlets. She was the Washington correspondent for WCAX-TV (CBS) in Burlington, Vt., a criminal court reporter in Chicago and a freelance copy editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington D.C. Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.More
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