From left to right Gregg Softy Army Stevens Transport Wayne Roy Marine Corps US Xpress and Daniel Shonebarger Navy Melton Truck Lines Photo Kenworth

From left to right: Gregg Softy (Army), Stevens Transport; Wayne Roy (Marine Corps), U.S. Xpress; and Daniel Shonebarger (Navy), Melton Truck Lines. (Photo: Kenworth)

Finalists for second “Transition Trucking” contest named

One of the three military veterans turned truck drivers will take home a brand new Kenworth T680 tractor on Dec. 15.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in conjunction with the FASTPORT Trucking Track Mentoring Program and Kenworth Truck Co., are once again teaming up to award a brand-new Class 8 highway tractor with all the trimmings to one of three military veterans turned truck drivers as part of the second annual  Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence recognition program

The top three finalists are:

  • Wayne Roy (Marine Corps) with U.S. Xpress Enterprises
  • Daniel Shonebarger (Navy) with Melton Truck Lines
  • Gregg Softy (Army) with Stevens Transport

Kenworth will donate a fully-loaded T680 Advantage with a 76 in. sleeper and PACCAR MX-13 engine as the program’s recognition award. The winner will be announced December 15 during a special ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.

“We have a very elite group of drivers who have achieved significant accomplishments in their military careers and as professional truck drivers,” noted Brad Bentley, FASTPORT’s president, in a statement.

“It is important for organizations across the U.S. to do what they can to especially reach out to our veterans to help them make a smooth transition back into civilian life,” he added. “This is one way that the trucking industry is doing its part.”

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