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Nomination Deadline July 31 for “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” Award – Kenworth T680 Next Gen

Recognizing The Top Rookie Veteran Serving as Commercial Truck Driver

As the July 31 nomination deadline rapidly approaches, Kenworth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program and FASTPORT continue the search for America’s top rookie military veteran driving for a commercial fleet after retirement from the U.S. Armed Forces.

Under the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” recognition program, Kenworth will provide the top award for the seventh consecutive year. For the first time, that award is a Kenworth T680 Next Generation. 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.
The top driver will be determined by an expert panel of judges. To qualify, drivers must meet three eligibility requirements:
-- Must have been active military or member of the National Guard or Reserve.
-- Graduated from PTDI-certified, NAPFTDS or CVTA member driver training school, with a valid CDL.
-- First hired in a trucking position between January 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.

Nominations may be made by any for-hire carrier or private fleet employers, training organizations, the general public and other interested parties only by completing the nomination form on the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” website (

Visit the websites of FASTPORT ( and Hiring Our Heroes ( to learn about their activities and programs that support veterans.

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