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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.