A distinguished veteran with 24 years of combined service in the US Marines and US Army received the annual “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” award during a special ceremony at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington DC.
Kenworth presented Joseph H Campbell Jr of Roehl Transport with a Kenworth T680 equipped with a comfortable 76-inch sleeper. Campbell’s special T680 features the complete PACCAR powertrain with a PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR 12-speed automated transmission, and PACCAR 40K tandem axles.
For the fifth consecutive year, Kenworth teamed with the FASTPORT Trucking Track Mentoring Program and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program to find America’s top rookie military veteran, who made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet.
Campbell comes from a family of military veterans. He achieved multiple accolades for successes while serving stateside and abroad in combat zones. Campbell drives for Roehl Transport’s Flatbed Division. He achieved an accident-free record in his first year of employment and completed the initial year of a two-year apprenticeship program. He is in training to become a certified trainer and is a member of the company’s Driver Advisory Group.
“It’s a great honor to receive this award,” Campbell said. “This Kenworth T680 will provide some exciting new opportunities for my future career in the trucking industry. Thanks to Roehl Transport, Hiring our Heroes, FASTPORT, and Kenworth for supporting and encouraging veterans to make the transition into the trucking industry.”