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Military Transition News is featuring eight military-friendly transportation companies as part of the 2015 March/April Transportation Issue. Please see the companies’ profiles below.


C.R. England

4701 West 2100 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84120

Year founded: 1920


Veteran Recruiting Contact: Nick Moss, Military Hiring Supervisor | 866-219-6080


Most Popular Jobs for Veterans: Truck Drivers; Trainers; Dedicated, Regional and National Fleet Drivers


C.R. England, the largest temperature-controlled carrier in the world, is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of transportation solutions to meet the requirements of a rapidly evolving customer base. As a family-owned, customer and employee focused corporation since 1920, we are driven to maintain our leadership role through time-tested services, technology and processes. Our entrepreneurial culture and values enable us to expand reliable services while keeping our commitments to public safety, social responsibility and financial stability. Dan England, Chairman at C.R. England, adds, “Your leadership and dedication to the mission will be critical as you develop into trainers, team drivers, fleet and driver managers, operations or any other positions throughout the company. You will be the tip of the spear as we continue to grow this company over the years to come.”


“The military provided a good basis for operating a large commercial vehicle; I learned basic skills that I still use today. I was able to easily and directly transfer my military skills to a civilian occupation without additional training on the civilian side.” —Brent Sanger, National Truck Driver and Safety Ambassador, U.S. Army



Epes Transport Systems Inc.

3306 Edgefield Rd.

Greensboro, NC 27409

Year Founded: 1931


Veteran Recruiting Contact: Melissa Nishan | 336-931-9782


Most Popular Jobs for Veterans: Drivers, Diesel Mechanics


Epes Transport was founded in 1931 in Blackstone, Va. Originally known as “The Transport Company”, we began as a family owned business and continued that way for over 55 years. We provide an environment where employees are team players and treat each other with trust and respect. Integrity is never compromised. Mike Hamilton, VP of Human Resources, understands that qualities like trust, respect and integrity are prevalent among veterans. “Epes Transport is totally committed to the military. The military produces high quality individuals with a strong work ethic, which is an important trait to have in the transportation industry. We are always looking for ways to support our military, including our provided transitional programs, which allow veterans to obtain a quality position with a leading trucking company.”


“After my retirement from the Army, I wanted to find a job that would fit a soldier like myself. Epes prides itself on family, teamwork, a very high morale, integrity and selfless service shown by the employees. These are all things that I was accustomed to in the Army so naturally, it was a perfect fit.” —Eddison Cyrus, Driver Recruiter



Estes Express Lines

3901 W. Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23230

Year founded: 1931


Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Estes is a leading, full-service freight transportation provider offering a complete range of shipping solutions including LTL, time critical, volume and truckload, global and custom solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, today’s Estes is the largest privately held LTL carrier in the nation. With more than 200 terminals across the country and a global service footprint, Estes has grown into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry.


Estes has a large number of employees who are U.S. military veterans, including some who will occasionally return to active duty or others serving in the National Guard or Reserves. The company is proud that these honorable men and women choose us as their place of employment after serving our country. Rob Estes, President and CEO, adds, “At Estes Express Lines, we are dedicated to helping veterans make the transition from military to civilian life. We actively recruit U.S. military veterans not just to honor their service, but because they enter the civilian workforce with an incredible level of technical training and proven skills. These characteristics make for a good hiring candidate and an even better employee.”


“Estes has always worked with me when I have taken military leave; they’ve always been very supportive.” —Greg Oliver, P&D Driver (pictured center)



Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc.

881 Cockerill Rd.

Sumter, SC 29150

Year Founded: 1948


Veteran Recruiting Contact: Stephen Benjamin, Driver Recruiter | 207-944-9791


Most Popular Jobs for Veterans: CDL Class A Truck Driver, Fleet Diesel Mechanic


Beginning in 1948 with a single truck designed to haul gravel and pulpwood, Delmont Hartt has directed the company’s growth to now include 400 tractors, 2000 dry vans and many dedicated employees. In a time of motor carrier consolidations and corporate ownership, Hartt Transportation is extremely proud of its family ownership and management. We’ve been recognized by the American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council, the Maine Motor Transport Association and Reliance Insurance Company annually since 1991 for our superior safety record.


Regarding their focus on military, Rick Parisien, Human Resource Director, commented, “We’re proud to welcome home all returning veterans. Hartt would further like to thank you and your families for your sacrifices to this great nation. We hire veterans for various positions and we’re a great company to transition back into; our many employed veterans can vouch for that.”


“I was hired straight out of the Military and put into an Apprenticeship Program. Hartt is an excellent family operation to work for because they care about their employees.” —Leonard Pinette Jr.  Sumter, SC Shop Foreman, former United States Marine Corps Transportation Division


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