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Transition Trucking; Driving for Excellence Award

Updated: Jul 2





Melbourne, Fla.—Amazing news are here! The nomination for a military veteran rookie trucker award by U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION has just begun. Employers and credentialing institutions (CDL schools) can nominate up to five rookie drivers for the contest. Nominations may be made by any for-hire carrier or private fleet employers, training organizations, the general public and/or other interested parties using the nomination form on transitiontrucking.org beginning June 11, 2021. Nominations will be valid only if the form is fully completed and submitted online any time before 5:00pm EDT on July 31, 2021 via the Google Form located via transitiontrucking.org/nominate.

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must:

  • Be a legal resident of the continental United States

  • Be a military veteran/prior service member or a current or former member of the National Guard or Reserves

  • Have graduated from a Professional Truck Driver Institute-certified or National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools or Commercial Vehicle Training Association member driving training school

  • Be a current CDL holder

  • Have been first employed as a CDL driver between January 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021

  • Agree to all the award rules

Following is the criteria the Selection Committee will use to evaluate eligible Nominees to select the ten preliminary Finalists are the eligible Nominee’s before July 31st, 2021:


  • Essay questions provided in the nomination packet

  • Work record

  • Military service record

  • Non-job related activities/community service

  • Availability for loads

  • On-time delivery

  • Highway safety performance

  • Customer relations

The top 10 finalists will be announced in September. After a selection committee selects the top three Transition Trucking finalists, the public has the opportunity to vote for their favorite driver between Oct. 28 and Nov. 11. In December 2021, the winner will drive away in the Kenworth truck and start on the road toward an entrepreneurial career.

One Award Winner and two Runners-up will be selected from among the eligible preliminary Finalists by the Selection Committee based on:

  1. The video profiles of the preliminary Finalists;

  2. The completed submissions by the preliminary Finalist, which will include evidence of driving records; and

  3. The public voting.

The Award Winner will receive:

  1. A round-trip economy class airline ticket to award announcement location from the winner’s legal residence in the continental U.S. to attend the Award ceremony; value depends on flight departure location;

  2. Two-night hotel stay near the announcement location;

  3. A 2020 Kenworth T680, with an MSRP of approximately $155,000.

Each of the two (2) Runners-up will receive:

  1. A round-trip economy class airline ticket to award announcement location from the runner-up’s legal residence in the continental U.S. to attend the Award ceremony; value depends on flight departure location;

  2. Two-night hotel stay near the announcement location;

  3. $10,000.00 in prize money.

If you are currently an owner/operator of a truck business, or if you are the lucky one in this contest, know that truck insurance is not only a good idea, but needed.


Contact one of our local commercial/truck insurance agents to find out what options are available for your trucking and transportation business in the Palm Bay area, and help you start saving on the protections needed to keep it always afloat. Melbourne Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience that meet the insurance needs of your business.

Give us a call for a FREE consultation (321) 329-5556, at Melbourne Truck Insurance.



HECTOR PEREZ

PRODUCER

Hector is a licensed insurance agent with vast experience as a Transportation Specialist.

Bilingual: English | Spanish

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