U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes to Announce Winner of 2018 Transition Trucking Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in partnership with Kenworth Truck Company and FASTPORT, will announce the winner of the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award at an 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. event Friday, December 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The award recipient will receive a Kenworth T680 Advantage with a PACCAR MX-13 engine and 76-inch sleeper, donated by Kenworth.

Throughout 2018, trucking companies nominated veteran military drivers based on their performance in their organizations as drivers. A public vote and an independent selection committee, including representatives from motor carriers, driver training schools, and trade associations, narrowed the field down to these four veteran finalists: Mordaunt “Platt” Brabner, U.S. Marine and Navy veteran, TMC Transportation;Summar Hanks, U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, U.S. Xpress; Quinton Ward, U.S. Army veteran, Werner Enterprises; and Christopher Young, U.S. Army veteran and reservist, Stevens Transport.

WHAT: 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award Presentation

WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Finalists will be available for interviews.)

WHERE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Lee Anderson Veterans Center, 1615 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


Tom Donohue, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The Hon. Patrick Murphy, 32nd Under Secretary of the Army, U.S. Army

Eric Eversole, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and President, Hiring Our Heroes

Chris Spear, President and Chief Executive Officer American Trucking Associations

Brad Bentley, President, FASTPORT

Kurt Swihart, Director of Marketing, Kenworth Truck Company

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, media should e-mail Andrea Hutchins at ahutchins@uschamber.com.

Source: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/press-release/us-chamber-foundations-hiring-our-heroes-names-winner-2017-transition-trucking-award