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The ballot box is open for the FASTPORT Transition Trucking Award. Cast your vote and be heard– this year’s competitions features eleven different finalists. Voting is open until November 11th, Veterans Day.

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“Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence,” is dedicated to finding America’s top rookie military veteran driver. The program recognizes professional drivers who successfully transitioned from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet. This year, Kenworth is providing a Kenworth T680 Next Generation for the first time as the top award. 

Truck Features

The T680 Next Gen is equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain featuring the PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR TX-12 automated transmission, and PACCAR DX-40 tandem rear axles.

Award will be Given in the People’s City

For the first time ever, all eleven finalists will be traveling to Washington D.C. to be recognized and to find out who will be driving home with a brand new Kenworth.

Finalists, along with industry professionals, military officials and media outlets, will gather to hear the final award announcement at the US Chamber of Commerce. The winner will drive away in the Kenworth T680 Next Gen Truck and start on the road toward an entrepreneurial career.

“Kenworth’s continuing participation is a way to thank our military veterans for their service, and to encourage the trucking industry to offer them career opportunities and support. Congratulations to our 11 drivers who will vie for the Kenworth T680 Next Gen in Washington, D.C.,” said Genevieve Bekkerus, Kenworth director of marketing.