Motor transport operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo. They are the backbone of the Army’s support and sustainment structure, providing advanced mobility on and off the battlefield.
Operate all-wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways.
Manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported.
Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers.
Employ convoy defense techniques.
Identify, correct or report all vehicle deficiencies.
Prepare vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail or vessel.
Job training for a motor transport operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in simulation — yet over 200 training hours are spent in actual vehicles and field training environments.
Experience in driver education.
Interest in driving and mechanics.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.
Future Civilian Careers:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with trucking, moving or bus companies, or with businesses that have their own delivery fleets. You’ll be able to consider a future as a tractor-trailer truck, tank truck, and heavy truck or bus driver.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.
Ruan Transportation Mgt. Sys. Inc.
D. M. Bowman, Inc.
Liquid Transport Corp.
Transport Corporation of America, Inc.
Sentinel Transportation, LLC.
Nationwide Truck Brokers, Inc.
J. B. Hunt Transportation, Inc.
Total Quality Logistics, LLC.
TMC Transportation, Inc.
Requirements for Truck Drivers:
U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Healthy and in good physical condition.
High School or equivalent education.