YRC Worldwide Inc, subsidiaries YRC Freight and Holland, recently joined the effort in connecting U.S veterans with career opportunities through the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program.
The program hooks up carriers with customized software developed by FASTPORT, a technology company specializing in streamlining the hiring process for commercial drivers, to recruit and train former military personnel.
YRC Worldwide’s CEO James Welch recently announced a partnership and future vision at the SMC3 Connections Conference, which is an annual gathering of leading shipper, 3PL, trucking and other transportation professionals.
“With hundreds of terminals across the United States, we have a strong presence of veterans already in our workforce and we look forward to bringing more former military personnel into the YRC Freight and Holland families. Our industry-leading health care benefits and a competitive pay package enable us to have the opportunity to place those who have served our country not just in a job, but in a career,” Welch said.
YRC Worldwide, headquartered in Overland Park, Ks., is the holding company for YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaaway, and New Penn. The company is one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America and offers expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions.
At the conference, FASTPORT’s CEO Bill McLennan said, “We look forward to partnering with the YRC Freight and Holland teams to place veterans in jobs that can turn into lifelong careers. The combination of the FASTPORT technology and the infrastructure YRC Freight and Holland have in place to recruit and train drivers will lead to a powerful partnership.”
FASTPORT’s core products revolutionize traditional job posting and include JobMaps™, which enables more than 50,000 transitioning military service men and women find driving careers with the perfect employers in the trucking industry.