The search for Trucking’s Top Rookie is under way. Presented by Truckers News, the goal of the contest is to identify and recognize the best professional truck driver who has been on the job for less than a year.
Nominations for this, the seventh annual award, may be made online at www.truckersnews.com/toprookie/
Truckers, fleets and schools have until midnight June 23 to make nominations.
The 10 finalists will be named July 28, and 2017’s top rookie will be announced Aug. 25 at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas.
Partnering with Truckers News in the search are the three national organizations overseeing truck driver training:
“Identifying and recognizing the best new professional truck drivers with this award is one way to help focus attention on the American trucking industry’s continuing efforts to attract, train and retain top talent for a vitally important job,” said David Hollis, editor of Truckers News. “The Trucking’s Top Rookie Award helps underscore truck driving as an important career option for men and women joining the workforce or for veteran employees looking to make a career change.”
The winner receives:
The other nine finalists receive:
Recognizing the top rookie driver was the idea of the late Mike O’Connell, who was formerly the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. He believed that honoring a top rookie driver helps show new drivers they are appreciated the trucking industry.