Voting open for military veteran rookie driver

October 3, 2017
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Trucker finalists in the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” program

The truckers were named finalists in the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” program, which recognizes the top rookie military veteran truckers. The finalists, from left, are: Gregg Softy (Army), Stevens Transport; Wayne Roy (Marine Corps), U.S. Xpress; and Daniel Shonebarger (Navy), Melton Truck Lines.

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. Each of the finalists is a former member of the military who is now working as a truck driver.

The three finalists are:

  • Wayne Roy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Xpress;
  • Daniel Shonebarger, U.S. Navy, Melton Truck Lines; and
  • Gregg Softy, U.S. Army, Stevens Transport.

Each finalist has a video the public can watch in order to help make their vote. The public will have until the end of the day Oct. 31 to vote for a winner.

On Dec. 15 in Washington, D.C., the winner will be announced during a ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags. The winner will receive a 2017 Kenworth T680 with an approximate value of $155,000. The two other finalists will receive $10,000 in prize money.

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