ESGR Military Signing

Participating Companies
A. ARNOLD RELOCATION
ASHLEY DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
AVERITT EXPRESS
BANCROFT & SONS TRANSPORT
COMCAR INDUSTRIES
CRETE CARRIER
CVTA
DART TRANSIT
DIESEL DRIVING ACADEMY
DR DIESEL TECH
DRIVE MY WAY
DRIVERS LEGAL PLAN
EPES TRANSPORT
FASTPORT
FTI
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO
GROUP ONE
HAUL HOUND
HULEME
HENIFF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
IMAFLEET
JOBSINTRUCKS.COM
KNIGHT TRANSPORT
LETICA CORPORATION
MARTEN TRANSPORT
MARTIN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
MELTON TRUCK LINES
MERCER TRANSPORTATION
MYRITELOAD.COM
OVERHAUL
PANTHER PREMIUMLOGISTICS
PETER RAMSEY TRUCKING
QUALITY CARRIERS
RANDALL-REILLY
RENEGADE PRODUCTS
RIVERSIDE TRANSPORT
RUSS DARROW LEASING
SECURED LAND TRANSPORT
ST. CHRISTOPHER TRUCKERS FUND
STEVEN TRANSPORT
SUMMIT TRANSPORTATION TMC TRANSPORTATION
TRANSCO LINES, INC
TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA
TRI STAR FREIGHT SYSTEMS
TRIMAC TRANSPORTATION
TURNKEY TRUCKING
U.S.XPRESS, INC
UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS
USA TRUCK
WALMART TRANSPORTATION
WERNER ENTERPRISES
REDITRUCK
SAIA
LIGHTNING LOGISTICS
STROUHAL TIRE
MARTINEZ HEAVY TRUCK TIRE & REPAIR
AMERICAN CENTRAL TRANSPORT
STRAP-A-PULT
H.O. WOLDING
NATIONAL ASSO OF INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS
TEXAS CHROME SHOP
FAULKN
LOAD ONE
COAL CITY COB COMPANY
LONE STAR COLLEGE
LATIGO TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
KRUCKEBERT
BRIGINDUSTRIES
BUTLER TRUCKING, LLC
RELIEF TIME NOW
CHRISTENSON TRANSPORTATION, CDS
SINGLE POINT CAPITAL
CDLJOBNETWORK.COM
KEITH CASE
WESTERN TRUCK INSURANCE SERVICES, INC
I-12 TRUCKING, LLC
CENTRAMATIC
DAT
DRIVEPRO
RYDER
CELADON
TRUCKSTOP.COM
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS
SIRIUSXM
TRUCKING JOBS, INC
WOMEN IN TRUCKING
STEERING CREATIONS
SCOUT NETWORK
U.S.ROADWARRIORS.COM
PRECISE TRUCKING
LONE STAR CREDIT & DEBT RELIEF
MSR TRANSPORT SERVICES, INC
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES
TRUCKERSFINALMILE.ORG

With a goal to educate and inspire the next generation of transitioning military veterans and the citizen soldiers of our nation’s Guard and Reserve to pursue careers in the trucking industry, The Great American Trucking Show joined forces with FASTPORT and the Texas Trucking Association to bring a military-themed program to the Truckstop.com Theater on Friday, August 25 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In addition to speakers who highlighted an industry approach to veteran hiring, there was also an opportunity for GATS exhibitors as well as other area businesses to participate in a signing ceremony for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Their Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support of employee service in the Guard and Reserve, and it is our hope to set a record for the largest group of employers ever assembled for an ESGR event at GATS.

Signing companies received the following:

  • Document of support– official document that is signed by the participating company and co-signed by the National ESGR Chair and the Secretary of Defense.
  • Picture of your company representative with an ESGR representative
  • Recognition on the GATS website as a company participating in the signing.
  • Recognition in industry and military media as a company pledging your support.

To Learn More about ESGR view our video.
Proudly Supporting ESGR Logo (2016)

10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Brad Bentley, FASTPORT President
10:35 a.m. National Anthem
Janine Stange
10:40 a.m. Introduction of Distinguished Visitors
John Esparza, TXTA
10:45 a.m. Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence
Brad Bentley, FASTPORT President
11:00 a.m. ESGR Video
11:05 a.m. Remarks on the Importance of Employer Support
Major General Lester Simpson, Commander of the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard
James “JP” Hogan, Northern Region Director, Texas ESGR
11:15 a.m. Introduction of Support Organizations
James “JP” Hogan, Northern Region Director, Texas ESGR
11:25 a.m. Reading of the Statement of Support
James “JP” Hogan, Northern Region Director, Texas ESGR
11:30 a.m. Statement of Support Signings
11:50 a.m. ESGR Seven Seals Award Presentation
11:55 a.m. Conclusion & Photo Opportunities
If you’re interested in participating in this event, please complete the form below: