Drivers

New Award Recognizes Top Rookie Military Veteran Drivers

June 13, 2016

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
Screenshot via TransitionTrucking.org
Screenshot via TransitionTrucking.org

Nominees are being sought for the Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence Award, which recognizes a veteran, guard member or reservist who has made a successful transition from military service into truck driving.

The Transition Trucking award program was created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, Kenworth and Fastport. It's part of an effort to address the driver shortage and create jobs for transitioning military personnel.

The winner of the award will receive a 2016 Kenworth T680 truck, valued at $170,000. The truck will be on display at Hiring Our Heroes events across the nation during the summer and fall.

The competition is open to all veteran, National Guard and reservist truck drivers who have been hired by a veteran-friendly trucking company since Jan. 1, 2015. Nominations are open until June 30, when 10 finalists will be selected. A public vote will be taken beginning Sept. 11, and the winner and runner-ups will be announced in December.

To make a nomination, click through to the Transition Trucking website.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?
sponsored by
sponsor logo

ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All
GotQuestions?

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All