A Goshen, Ind., recreational vehicle transport firm hopes an appeal to military veterans will help address its driver shortage.

As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Synergy RV Transport Inc. will conduct a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Disabled American Veterans Post 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road in Elkhart.

“We hear on the news all the time that veterans are having a hard time finding jobs,” said Sharon Coleman, a recruiter for Synergy RV Transport. “We find that our veterans make great drivers for several reasons and we wanted to target that group.”

Veterans tend to be disciplined and are used to following rules, a necessity when it comes to complying with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, Coleman said.

Also, many veterans have experience operating heavy equipment and vehicles.

Synergy RV Transport, launched in January 2011, has about 187 drivers and would like to have 250 to 275 by the end of May, Coleman said.

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