The winner will be selected from 11 semifinalists and receive the keys to a Kenworth T680 Next Generation equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain featuring the PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR TX-12 automated transmission and PACCAR DX-40 tandem rear axles.
Kenworth teamed with FASTPORT and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program to support the program.
This year’s semifinalists are:
- Sean Adams, a U.S. Navy veteran with McElroy Truck Lines.
- Cale Jensen, a U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army veteran with G. Dubbels Farms Trucking.
- Ashley Leiva, a U.S. Army veteran with Draco Energy-Noemi Trucking.
- Paul Gouker a U.S. Army veteran and National Guard member with Stevens Transport.
- Dave Marihugh, a U.S. Navy veteran with Roehl Transport.
- Chris McDowell, a U.S. Army veteran and National Guard member with EPES Transport.
- Joe Nyenatee a U.S. Army veteran with Melton Truck Lines.
- Talon Rogers a U.S. Army veteran with CRST.
- Justin Silk a U.S. Army veteran with Paschall Truck Lines.
- Michael D. Thomas, a U.S. Marine veteran with PRIME Inc.
- Jason Van Boxtel, a U.S. Marine veteran with Veriha Trucking.
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