- The Essential Military-to-Civilian Transition Resource

Transportation Issue Featured Employers

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Lynden Inc.

18000 Int’l. Blvd., Suite 800

Seattle, WA 98188

Year founded: 1906


Veteran Recruiting Contact: Dorene Kolb, Marketing Project Manager | 206-777-4650

Most Popular Jobs for Veterans: Drivers

Lynden began with a clear mission: put the customer first, deliver quality and be the best at what you do. Today, our mission remains the same. We believe that complex transportation problems can be solved in the hands of the right people, with the right tools and the right experience.

Lynden is a family of transportation companies with the combined capabilities of truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, freight forwarding, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling and multi-modal logistics.

Jason Jansen, President at LTI/Milky Way, explaining why veterans make great employees said, “Veterans are a proven source of talent in a broad range of technical skills and have a variety of desirable traits like leadership, reliability, dedication and a team player mentality. Their skill set is a critical link in America’s supply chain and we need them to help deliver the goods that keep our country running.”

The adventure starts at Lynden. Our projects and companies will take you all over the country or keep you close to home - the choice is yours. No other company offers so many driving options. We’re looking for mechanics, forklift drivers and dispatchers, too!

“I have been with LTI/Milky Way since January 2007. During my time there, I was gone for two years due to deployments and other military obligations. I never lost benefits or seniority and LTI/Milky Way was very supportive.  Lynden is very dedicated and committed to supporting our military and hiring veterans.” —Dan Stout, presently Aviation Warrant Officer, Washington National Guard


Pratt Logistics, LLC

a subsidiary of Pratt Industries, Inc.

2004 Eastview Pkwy., Suite 500

Conyers, GA 30013

Year founded: 2010

Veteran Recruiting Contact: Scott Belt, Recruiting | 678-210-2135

Most Popular Jobs for Veterans: Dispatch, Logistics Management, CDL Class A Truck Drivers; Full and Part-Time Positions Available

Pratt’s corrugated logistics subsidiary, Pratt Logistics, LLC, was formed in 2005 to develop and operate an independent trucking company and to better serve the internal needs of other Pratt divisions and subsidiaries and as well as those of Pratt’s customers. Our goal is to run a safe, modern and compliant fleet with continued high customer service and delivery standards.

Like Pratt’s other divisions and subsidiaries, we’re also dedicated to protecting the environment. We help Pratt reduce harmful emissions by backhauling waste paper to Pratt’s three-mill containerboard system, as well as materials used to fuel Pratt’s clean energy facility at the Conyers Campus in Georgia.

Pratt Logistics, LLC operates one of the most modern transport fleets in the country. The average age of our 250-strong power unit fleet, which includes both day and sleeper cabs, is less than three years old. We also operate a large fleet of trailers nationwide by using the latest satellite tracking technology to improve efficiencies and performance, as well as elogs and PeopleNet on on-board computers.

Regarding their commitment to military, Danielle M. Roszko, President, N.A. Supply Chain & Pratt Logistics, LLC, said, “At Pratt Logistics our goal is to recruit Military Personnel and expose employment opportunities as they transition back into the Civilian sector.”


Service Transport Company

Corpus Christi TX, Houston TX, Beaumont TX, South Louisiana and Mobile, AL

Year founded: 1965

Veteran Recruiting Contact: Beth Dale, Recruiting Manager

Karla Gonzalez, Recruiting Assistant | 877-SVTN-JOB (877-788-6562)

Most Popular Jobs for Veterans: Company Drivers, Owner Operators, Dispatchers

Founded in 1965, Service Transport Company is celebrating their 50th birthday this year. With a fleet of 2012-2015 automatic transmission tractors and about 600 tanks, we’re hard at work in 48 states and Canada. We have five terminals in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont, South Louisiana and Mobile.

We recently asked a few of our 20+ year tenured drivers why they’ve stayed with Service Transport Company so long.  The answer?  ”Because they take care of us”. Jim Brown, President of Service Transport Company, adds, “I am proud to have veterans on our team. We are growing in 2015 and would love to provide jobs to the men and women who have been willing to serve our country. Come and visit us at one of our five terminals. I think you’ll find a home.”

Service Transport Company will adjust your pay, bonus and vacation with applicable driving experience on your DD214. We require a CDL-A with an X endorsement and a TWIC card. If you’re a driver looking for a home, give us an opportunity. We thank you for your service to our country.

“Any trucking company can offer you a job but at Service Transport, you can have a career with a company that shares the same values and commitment as our nation’s armed forces. Pride, dedication, teamwork and attention to detail are only but a few of the values you can expect from Service Transport.” —Francisco Isaac, Company Driver, U.S. Army


XPO Last Mile

1851 West Oak Pkwy., Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30062

Year founded: 2001

Veteran Recruiting Contact: Joe Gagne, Marketing Manager | 315-453-9717

XPO Last Mile is the leading provider of high-touch, last-mile delivery service in North America and a member of the XPO Logistics family of companies. XPO Last Mile was founded in 2001 to capitalize on the rapid growth in the last-mile logistics segment arising from the impact of e-commerce and the omni-channel customer. XPO Last Mile was the first company of its kind to create a truly nationwide, last-mile delivery solution providing both a dedicated and a transactional service model. We were one of the first to offer customers and carriers access to our leading advanced technology, allowing companies to integrate all their last-mile logistics activities onto one unified technology platform.

With 28 operating locations and a national network of more than 2,000 licensed motor carriers, XPO Last Mile facilitates well over 4.5 million shipments per year. Everything we do is focused on that all-important last-mile experience, which begins with a tailored transportation solution and a national network of distinguished contract carriers.

If you’re interested in a career path with momentum and opportunity, XPO Last Mile is growing. We’re always interested in the industry’s best and brightest. We offer competitive benefits, leadership development and career opportunities throughout the United States and Canada. Join our fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that delivers world-class customer service with honesty and integrity.

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