FASTPORT Recognizes Elite Team Driver Russell Hardy Top 10 Finalists for Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence Award

Aug 5, 2016

RussellHardyTrimacIn an effort to curb the driver shortage and create immediate jobs for transitioning military personnel, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Program (HOH), Kenworth, and FASTPORT have come together to award a fully-loaded T680 to a deserving veteran who enters the trucking industry.

Since nominations closed on June 30th, the exceptional pool of candidates has been narrowed to the elite Top 10. One of our very own Professional Elite Team drivers, Russell Hardy, is among the nominees and we are proud of Russell Hardy’s representation of Trimac Transportation in this contest.

“Our selection committee was continually impressed with each nomination submitted to the Transition Trucking Award, and narrowing to the Top 10 was no easy task,” said FASTPORT President Brad Bentley. “Each of these finalists have shown exceptional success in the trucking industry and has tied that success in some way back to their military training. It is even more evidence that the military hard-wires our veterans to succeed in trucking that each of the five United States military branches are represented in the Top 10 finalists.”

“Trimac Transportation honors and respects Russell Hardy and we understand that level of dedication, motivation, and leadership he demonstrates here and across the country,” said Trimac’s Regional Recruiter Michael Ortiz. “Having a fellow veteran like Russell Hardy, who has served in the United States Navy and the Army, brings back that hint of military comradery that continues here in the trucking industry. Russell might agree that the trucking industry has its own comradery among the professional drivers out on the roads.”

The Top 10 Finalists will be recognized at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, TX on August 26, 2016 where the Final 3 will be announced. In addition to receiving prize packs, the remaining contestants will be interviewed by Hiring America and create a video profile, which will be posted on Hiring America’s website where the general public can vote for their favorite finalist.


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