A&M Transport Inc. and FASTPORT Partner to Hire Veterans Through Hiring Our Heroes Trucking Track Program

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May 21, 2015 - Glendale, OR - A&M Transport, Inc., a leading transportation company engaged primarily in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce, announced today a commitment to hire veterans through the Hiring Our Heroes Program Trucking Track.  “Veterans take care of their cargo and their equipment,” said Andy Owens, Sr., Operations Manager of A&M Transport. “We value those attributes and the skills veterans have gained during their military service.”

“The valuable experiences and qualities that our military men and women possess are what make them a great fit with the transportation industry,” continued Andy. “Veterans can find successful careers with A&M Transport, and we are proud to partner with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT to help us find more veteran talent.”

A&M Transport was founded by Andy and Marian Owens on March 3, 1989 and is located in Glendale, Oregon. The company is owned and managed by the Owens family and now proudly employs 3 generations of family members. A&M Transport operates throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Arizona with most of the activity occurring on the I-5 corridor.

“A&M Transport is committed to hire more veterans to expand their fleet and meet new customer requirements,” said Bill McLennan, CEO of FASTPORT. “We are thrilled A&M Transport has committed to hire military veterans and we are delighted to help them find that great talent to continue growing their business.”

 

About A&M Transport, Inc.

A&M Transport operates throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Arizona with most of the activity occurring on the I-5 corridor. The principal types of freight transported by the Company include consumer products, retail store merchandise, food products, paper products, beverages ( alcoholic and non-alcoholic), industrial products, steel products, lumber and other building materials  For more information visit http://www.amtransport.com/company-overview/

About Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. To date, Hiring Our Heroes has inspired more than 1,500 businesses of all sizes to hire 369,000 veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. And as a direct result of more than 840 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, 25,000 men and women have found employment.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy and the global business environment

About FASTPORT

FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers’ selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT’s core product JobMaps™ revolutionizes traditional job posting, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable over 50,000 veterans, and transitioning military service men and women find great driving careers with great employers in the trucking industry. For more information visit http://fastport.com and http://truckingtrack.org/