military truckerThe presidential election isn’t the only important election happening this fall. The voting booth for America’s top military rookie truck driver is open, writes American Trucker magazine. And it’s up to all of you with CDL trucking jobs to choose your favorite!

Overall, the veteran who acquires the most votes in this contest will win the Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence Award. In addition, the veteran wins the keys to a 2016 Kenworth T680 commercial truck. The truck, valued at $170,000, helps propel the rookie driver’s burgeoning career in the trucking industry.

After a national nomination process, three finalists include:

  • Army veteran Kevin Scott, a driver for TMC Transportation
  • Army and Navy veteran Russell Hardy, a driver for Trimac Transportation
  • Navy veteran Troy Davidson, a driver for Werner Enterprises

How to Vote

Through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, CDL drivers and other members of the public watch videos of the three finalists. In addition, they vote for their favorite up to 25 times per day, writes American Trucker. Vote by visiting: Also, the voting page, along with more details on the competition, is found through the competition’s primary website,

The Transition Trucking Award was created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, Kenworth, and FASTPORT. Overall, it recognizes deserving veterans who made a successful transition from military service to the trucking industry.


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