rookie drivers

Top military veteran trucking rookie voting open, new Kenworth T680 up for grabs

Voting is now open for Fastport’s 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award, which honors a rookie truck driver with a military background. The program awards a fully loaded Kenworth T680 to the winner.

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Three truckers named finalists to win Kenworth in rookie driver contest

Wayne Roy, a Marine Corps veteran driving for U.S. Xpress; Daniel Shonebarger, a Navy veteran driving for Melton Truck Lines; and Gregg Softy, an Army veteran driving for Stevens Transport, were named finalists in the program. The winner will receive a Kenworth T680.

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Voting open for top military rookie trucker, winner receives new Kenworth

Through Nov. 11, the public can watch videos of the three finalists and vote up to 25 times per day for trucking's top military rookie. The contest is a joint effort of the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, Kenworth and Fastport.

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My first run behind the wheel

Next time you ask if I've driven before, I can at least say "yes" before the qualifiers (well, "at 40 mph, if that," "with an automatic transmission," "no trailer on") begin. A visit to Schneider National headquarters in Green Bay, Wis., to bear witness to the truckload carrier's 75th Anniversary celebration June 10 yielded unexpected delights, let's say.  First, though, I got to try out one of the company's simulators. At the the Schneider Driver Training Center, company safety VP Don Osterberg and driver-trainer Dale ...

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