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Kenworth Donates Sleeper to Rookie Military Veteran Driving Program


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program and FASTPORT operate a program called Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence. This program is an important step in proving the trucking industry’s commitment to being the First Responders in Veteran employment.

The Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence Award will be a fully-loaded Kenworth T680 76-in sleeper with a Paccar MX-13 engine provided by Kenworth Truck Company. The truck will be awarded to the top rookie military veteran who has made the transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet. Drivers must have been either active military or a member of the National Guard or Reserve to be considered. The top driver will be determined by an expert panel of judges.

Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2016 and the winner will be announced on December 16 in Washington, D.C.

To nominate a driver, visit

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