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VARIANT MILITARY PROGRAM

OUR MISSION:
GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.
BOTH ON AND OFF THE ROAD

The Variant Military Program offers veterans of the Armed Services the opportunity to jump-start new careers in one of the most secure industries in our economy — transportation. We value the experience, commitment and work ethic of veterans, and we're on a mission to employ more veterans in roles throughout the company. 

Variant offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for drivers, as well as for the army of skilled people it takes to keep our entire company moving forward. 

POST-9/11
GI BILL® APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Truck drivers, driver managers, and diesel technicians can get V.A. payouts plus a great paycheck from us. For drivers, that's an average of $80,000 a year.
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ADVANCED RATE OF PAY PROGRAM

Don’t want to use the Post 9/11 Bill? Truck drivers can still earn an average of $80,000 a year with our 2-year Advanced Rate of Pay Program for veterans if you’ve been honorably discharged. Ask your recruiter if you qualify (certain restrictions apply).
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WE CALL THIS EXPERIENCE. DON'T YOU?

We value the experience you gained in the military. So if you’re a veteran from any branch of service, in any specialty, you’ll earn more, faster.
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VETERAN STORIES


VARIANT APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

FOR TRUCK DRIVERS

We are proudly approved by the Veterans Administration as part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program — one of a select few trucking companies to receive this honor. That means new drivers can receive tax-free housing benefits checks from the V.A., in addition to earning  an average of $80,000 a year. Don't want to use your GI Bill or not eligible? Then our Advanced Rate of Pay Program may be your best choice. 

How the Apprenticeship Program Works


If you qualify for the post 9/11 GI Bill, you're eligible to get up to 24 monthly payments from the V.A. while you receive on-the-job training as a professional truck driver at Variant. Depending on your active-duty status you can get an additional monthly check from the V.A. in addition to your pay from Variant. That's over $24,000 for the first two years, tax-free, Eligible veterans will complete the V.A. required paperwork on their first day of driver orientation at Variant to enroll in our apprenticeship program. 

Once you are employed by Variant It can take the V.A. approximately 90 days to determine eligibility and issue your first check. Benefits checks are paid directly from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Pay depends on the category a person fits in, but is tax free. 

Questions about GI Bill® eligibility? Contact the V.A. by phone 855-442-4551 or online www.gibill.va.gov.

Apprenticeship Program Highlights:


  • No experience necessary (requires CDLA A)
  • Truck drivers earn an average of $80,000 a year (depending on your benefit payment and the driving opportunity)
  • Newer trucks 
  • Excellent benefits including Medical, Dental & 401k match 
  • Guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training 
  • Full Ride program 
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CORPORATE FELLOWS PROGRAM


Through Hiring Our Heroes, an organization focused on placing veterans in American corporations, service members are matched with civilian employers that fit their career goals. The 12-week program features three cohorts per year. 

Those interested in being matched with an employer can find more information through Hiring Our Heroes

DRIVERS, IS THE ADVANCED RATE OF PAY PROGRAM YOUR BEST CHOICE?

You may prefer the Advanced Rate of Pay Program because it enables you to save your GI Bill® benefits and still make great money. In fact, once you have your CDL license, you’ll start at the same rate of pay as a driver with two years of experience – that’s an average of $80,000 a year.

To qualify for the Advanced Rate of Pay Program, ask your recruiter for details.

PARTNERSHIP & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Variant Is known for its passionate commitment to hiring and helping Veterans. That's why we’re proud to partner with Military Friendly, Military.com, Warrior Service Freedom Dogs, and Wreaths Across America. 

SKILLS WAIVER INFORMATION

Since 2011, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) have the authority to substitute two years of CMV safe driving experience in military equivalents of commercial motor vehicles for the skills test portion of the commercial driver license skills test. Military drivers must apply within one year of leaving active duty.

The regulation, 49 CFR 383.77, requires applicants to certify:

  • You have not held more than one license (except a military DL) in the past two years.
  • You have not had your base State-issued driver license suspended, revoked or cancelled.
  • You have not had convictions in any type of motor vehicle for the disqualifying CDL offenses listed elsewhere in the regulations.

Some other requirements may apply in your State, but you’ll find the process is designed to make your transition from your military position to a civilian career as easy as possible. For your convenience, the FMCSA has generated the standardized Application for Military Skills Test Waiver form below that addresses all of the issues in the new regulation.

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