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Kenworth is continuing a three-year tradition in 2018 by awarding a fully loaded, brand new T680 tractor to the top rookie driver who has made the successful career transition from active US military service to Class 8 OTR driver. The "Transition Trucking; Driving For Excellence" event is a joint effort between Kenworth, the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroesprogram, and FASTPORT, an organization devoted to connecting the military community to meaningful civilian careers.
The Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence program will be a year-long competition to focus transitioning veterans' attention on education and support available from leading manufacturers and service providers in the trucking industry.
The most deserving top performing veteran "rookie" driver will be selected from candidates including "veterans, guard members and reservists who have made the successful transition in the trucking industry following military service", according to Transition Trucking .org. The nomination period for this year's competition opened on March 13, 2018, and closes on June 30th.
The Kenworth T680 Class 8 tractor will most certainly jump-start the trucking career of the top performing driver who is skillful enough to earn the right to drive it home. This year's awarded 2018 Kenworth T680 features a stamped aluminum cab with integral sleeper and a suggested MRP of $155,000.
Contending rookies can rely on innovative Driver Assistance Technologies to optimize driver performance on the road including predictive and adaptive cruise control. With the T680, rookie drivers can take a real-time driving coach along every time they hit the road. The Kenworth Driver Performance Assistant is a virtual driver's coach to help master the most fuel-efficient coasting and braking techniques.
At J. Ruble and Sons we're proud to be part of the trucking industry and its long-standing tradition of providing meaningful career opportunities for our transitioning military veterans. We offer a large inventory of nicely refurbished day cab tractors and heavy spec cab and chassis trucks including Kenworth and much more, so don't hesitate to contact us for all of your semi and heavy-duty trucking needs.
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