Transition Trucking military veteran finalists named – Land Line Media

Four military veterans have been named finalists in the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” competition.

The Transition Trucking competition is intended to recognize the top drivers who have made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet.

The winner selected from the four finalists will get a new Kenworth T680 with a Paccar powertrain with an MX-13 engine, 12-speed automated transmission, and 40K tandem axles. It also is equipped with a 76-inch sleeper with the Kenworth Driver’s Studio premium package.

Transition Trucking grand prize, a new Kenworth T680
The winner of the Transition Trucking contest will get a Kenworth T680 with a Paccar powertrain with a 76-inch sleeper. (Photo courtesy Kenworth Trucks)

This is the fifth consecutive year that Kenworth has partnered with the Fastport Trucking Track Mentoring Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program to sponsor the competition.

The winner will be announced in December during a ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

The top four Transition Trucking drivers, listed with their military branch of service and current truck fleet:

Ivan Hernandez, a U.S. Army veteran driving for Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises.
Ivan Hernandez, a U.S. Army veteran driving for Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises. (Photos courtesy Kenworth Trucks)
Gail Losee, a U.S. Army veteran driving for Dallas-based Stevens Transport.
Gail Losee, a U.S. Army veteran driving for Dallas-based Stevens Transport.
Shaun Mason, a U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army veteran driving for Springfield, Mo.-based Prime Inc.
Shaun Mason, a U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army veteran
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