Nominations for the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” program close on Friday, July 31st.
Fastport, Kenworth and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative have banded together for the fifth year running to host this program.
The winner of the top award will receive a new Kenworth T680 equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and a Paccar MX-13 engine with a Paccar 12-speed automated transmission and Paccar 40K tandem rear axles.
To be eligible, drivers must meet these four requirements:
- Must have been active military or member of the National Guard or Reserve
- Graduated from a trucking school that is PTDI-certified, or a member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools or Commercial Vehicle Training Association, and hold a valid CDL
- Employed by a trucking company that has made a hiring commitment and pledge to hire veterans on the Trucking Track Mentoring Program website
- First hired in a trucking position between Jan. 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020
A winner will be selected by a panel of judges.
Last year’s winner says that receiving the truck and accolades was “a great honor.”