TEXARKANA, Ark. (Jan. 18, 2019) — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, commended and complimented Southern Refrigerated Transport (SRT) on its efforts to employ more veterans in a letter to the temperature-controlled carrier's headquarters earlier this month.
“It is a pleasure to join the Texas Workforce Commission in recognizing Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., as a nominee for 2018 Veteran-Friendly Employer of the Year,” Cruz said in the letter. “The work your team is doing in partnership with Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas is making a lasting impact in the Texarkana community and the great state of Texas.”
SRT currently employs approximately 1,100 employees, around 900 of whom are professional drivers.
Larry Dennis, driver liaison and head of veterans’ programs at SRT, is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and believes trucking offers veterans opportunities to employ the skills and experience gained through military service.
“Being a professional driver means being a leader,” Dennis said. “You’re in charge of your truck, of communicating with your team in operations and safety and of making sure you get your job done on time.”
Billy Cartright, COO at SRT, said leaders at the temperature-controlled carrier are proud of the designation the company is earning as a veteran-friendly employer.
“We have a lot of great things going here at SRT,” he said,” and definitely one of the highlights is being able to provide jobs to our region’s veterans. Trucking is all about service, so we see serving our city, state and region with great jobs and competitive pay as an extension of our mission to be problem solvers.”
To learn more at Southern Refrigerated Transport or apply for a driving job at SRT, visit www.southernref.com.
About Southern Refrigerated Transport
Southern Refrigerated Transport is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covenant Transport Services, specializing in temperature-controlled carrier services. Covenant Transport Services is a registered tradename of Covenant Transport, Inc., Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc. and Star Transportation, Inc. Covenant Transport Services represents more than 30 years of expertise and leadership in expedited and team truckload; temperature-controlled truckload; dedicated truckload; and managed transportation services. Covenant Transport Services is represented by a national enterprise-wide sales team. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CTG) is the parent holding company for several transportation providers which offer premium services for customers throughout the United States and Mexico. The consolidated group includes operations from Covenant Transport, Inc. and Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Landair Transport and Landair Logistics of Greeneville, Tenn.; Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., of Texarkana, Ark.; and Star Transportation, Inc., of Nashville, Tenn. In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is an integral affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. CTG’s Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, “CVTI”.