Crete Carrier launches driver training program for vets

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 12:00 am

Crete Carrier Corp. this week announced a Department of Veterans Affairs-approved training program that the Lincoln-based trucking firm said reinforces its support of U.S. military veterans.

The new, 12-month program provides veterans with on-the-job training and will provide additional compensation to eligible participants through the GI Bill. Shaffer Trucking, Crete’s refrigerated division, is also participating in the new program.

“We are all very proud of our men and women who have served, and this program is just one way we can help honor our country’s veterans by providing them opportunities to transition back to civilian life,” said Tim Aschoff, chief operating officer at Crete Carrier Corp.

Earlier in 2013, Crete Carrier Corp. introduced five more trucks into its Patriot Fleet. A total of 10 trucks are part of the fleet, which features special graphics denoting the drivers’ military backgrounds and miles driven with the organization.

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