Nov. 25, 2014 : ARLINGTON, Va.

Media Advisory: ATA to Make Major Announcement Regarding Veterans Hiring

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations said today it would be making a major announcement regarding a new push to bring America's veterans into the trucking industry at a December 2 press conference at its Arlington, Va. headquarters.

"Serving in our armed forces is the highest calling an American can have," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "We owe it to them to do what we can to help them as they return to civilian life and we're pleased to announce our involvement in a program that aims to place veterans in well-paying jobs."

Graves will be joined by industry leaders, veterans employed in trucking and others for a press event to unveil ATA's participation in this exciting initiative.

WHAT: ATA Announcement Regarding Veterans' Hiring Initiative

WHEN: 2:00 PM EST December 2

WHERE: ATA Headquarters - 950 North Glebe Road Suite 210, Arlington, Va.

WHO: ATA President Bill Graves, ATA Chairman Duane Long and other representatives of the trucking industry, America's Road Team Captain Alphonso Lewis, YRC Freight and Eric Eversole, vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward

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