ALEXANDRIA, VA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Initiative named Al Hanley, III, (President of Troops into Transportation and The CDL Schools, both TransForce Group companies) a finalist in the 9th Annual Hiring Our Heroes Awards. Hanley was nominated for the Colonel Michael Endres Leadership Award for Individual Excellence in Veteran Employment for his efforts with Troops into Transportation. This award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in employment opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses.
“We are so proud of Al’s efforts with Troops into Transportation and beyond,” said David Broome, President and CEO of TransForce Group. “At TransForce Group we are honored to be part of the veteran’s journey following their service to our country. It is our great privilege to serve our veterans.”
Troops into Transportation’s mission is to place veterans in jobs through an in-depth CDL (Commercial Driver License) training program with a growing number of partner trucking companies, who provide stable job security and full benefits for these veterans. This veteran training program provides expert knowledge on every aspect of commercial vehicles; from air and brake inspections to extensive on-road training. Troops into Transportation is a Job-First Program, helping service members get pre-hired before their first day of training. Through Hanley’s leadership, Troops into Transportation has placed over 5,000 veterans and service members in the transportation industry since 2011.
“I am humbled to be recognized for the results our team has achieved in placing meaningful numbers of veterans into the transportation industry,” said Hanley.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the goal of Hiring Our Heroes is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.
About TransForce Group
TransForce Group serves the transportation and logistics industry with its three service lines, Education and Training Solutions, Recruiting and Employment Solutions, and Compliance and Safety Solutions. TransForce Group helps professional drivers advance their skills and careers through its products and services. Whether serving third-party logistics, private fleets, or trucking companies, TransForce Group recruits and retains a diverse workforce, including veterans through its Troops into Transportation program. TransForce Group is a recognized leader for improving the compliance and safety of its customers and the driving public. The company operates in the U.S. and Canada.
Troops into Transportation and The CDL Schools operate in the Education and Training service line of TransForce Group.