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XPO Logistics Announces Accelerated Professional Driver Training for Military Veterans - Tuition-free training gets military veterans and reservists on the road to new careers within a month
GREENWICH, Conn. - November 12, 2018 - XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced two free national driver training programs to help military veterans and members of the reserve forces jumpstart their careers.
For individuals who trained as drivers in the military but have limited "behind the wheel" experience, XPO is offering an accelerated four-week driver training program. Another program helps those whose military experience did not include work in transportation attain their Class A commercial driver's license (CDL-A). The company employs over 12,000 drivers as one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in North America.
Meghan Henson, chief human resources officer of XPO Logistics, said, "We value our veterans and the skills they earned through their military service. We want to help them put that experience to work here at XPO in careers that fit their lifestyle and their goals. XPO is growing, and we're providing opportunities for veterans to grow with us."
Students with driving experience in the military who participate in the accelerated training program and drive for XPO pay no tuition or other fees for classroom and on-the-road training. The company's 12-week, 240-hour driver training program for other individuals is also free. The programs for military veterans and reservists expand on XPO's commitment to tuition-free training at its 114 XPO driver training schools in North America.
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