Steelman Transportation, Inc. Commits to Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign

Steelman Transportation, Inc. Commits to Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign


In March 2012, the U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation introduced the Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign and the response has been outstanding. According to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation website, “290,000 people [are] transitioning out of the military annually” which means “[t]he need for veteran recruitment remains as important and as pressing as it has ever been.” The business community heard this call for help and answered with businesses of all sizes in a wide variety of fields. The campaign shared that almost 72% of the commitments have come from businesses with 500 or less employees. Hiring Our Heroes Executive Director, Eric Eversole stated in the 2014 Mid-Year report, “…In just over two and a half years, more than 2,000 companies have committed to hire more than 475,000 veterans and military spouses, and we expect to reach half a million commitments ahead of schedule.”

Driver Recruiter and Consultant Misti Parker was eager to get Steelman on-board with this program. “I took the pledge to hire a minimum of 25 vets in a one year period.  We hire a lot of ex-military here so I think that number can and will be much higher but given our size, 25 is a good goal. We are a smaller company than some of the others participating but wanted to do our part, helping our vets is something we are all very passionate about here at Steelman.”  



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For more information about Hiring 500,000 Heroes, please contact the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation at

Steelman Transportation, Inc. was established in 1981 and is a full service truck line based in Springfield, MO. The company primarily hauls flatbed and over-dimensional freight.