COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express, a Tennessee-based transportation company, has always supported military veterans as they transition to civilian careers and now, the company says it will begin a new on-the-job training (OJT) diesel mechanic program for veterans and family members with Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.
This OJT program is part of Averitt’s commitment to hiring 1,200 additional veterans by 2020, adding to the hundreds of veterans the company currently employs, according to Laura Wettack, personnel manager for Averitt.
“At Averitt Express, we believe that every veteran deserves to work in a supportive environment with a company focused on his or her success,” Wettack said. “We’re proud to honor veterans and their families by helping them embark on fulfilling second careers. We are always looking for ways we can bring veterans into the Averitt family and our GI Bill OJT diesel mechanic program does exactly that.”
Individuals selected for the OJT diesel mechanic program will be trained by Averitt’s shop leaders, maintenance coordinators and experienced technicians on everything from basic computer skills to assisting with in-depth repair on tractor/trailers.
The program offers paid clock hours, raises based on experience level and an option for a four-day work week.
Eligible applicants must qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.
As part of the OJT program, these individuals will receive a full 12 months of on-the-job training and are eligible to earn up to $1,140 per month tax free through the GI Bill in addition to weekly Averitt pay. Benefit checks are paid directly from the Department of Veteran Affairs, typically four to six weeks after training begins. Averitt pay for the OJT program starts at $10.75 per hour and eventually hits $18.30 per hour at month 11 and $21.50 per hour after month 12.
Benefits at Averitt Express include family and individual medical coverage options; dental and vision plans; paid orientation with free lodging, transportation and meals; company-paid life insurance and short-term disability benefits; paid holidays after 90 days; paid time off; uniform program; and profit sharing.
To apply for Averitt’s GI Bill OJT diesel mechanic program, visit www.averittsaultesyou.com or call 800-283-7488.
Established in 1971, Averitt Express is a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, refrigerated, brokerage), warehousing and value-added services, including a centralized call center, strict performance metrics and an ongoing focus on green/sustainability efforts. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems.
For more information, call 800-283-7488 or visit www.averittexpress.com.
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