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Happy Veterans Day

Carriers, ShippersPublished on November 11, 2018

Many veterans have found a career in freight. To those of you who have served in the U.S. Military and to everyone who has served around the world, thank you. Happy Veterans Day. 

Nearly 40 percent of owner-operators have served in the military, according to the The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). We sat down with Ira Lawrence, owner-operator of Washington-based Lawrence Express Lines, and veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, to learn more about why trucking was the right fit for him after 14 years of service. 

If you know a veteran looking for a job, we’re hiring in Seattle and Atlanta. To see current job openings, visit our careers page. 


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Convoy is the nation's leading digital freight network. We move thousands of truckloads around the country each day through our optimized, connected network of carriers, saving money for shippers, increasing earnings for drivers, and eliminating carbon waste for our planet. We use technology and data to solve problems of waste and inefficiency in the $800B trucking industry, which generates over 87 million metric tons of wasted CO2 emissions from empty trucks. Fortune 500 shippers like Anheuser-Busch, P&G, Niagara, and Unilever trust Convoy to lower costs, increase logistics efficiency, and achieve environmental sustainability targets.
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