The search for Trucking’s Top Rookie is under way. Presented by Truckers News, the goal of the contest is to identify and recognize the best professional truck driver who has been on the job for less than a year.
Pictured Above: Chris Crowell, 2016’s Trucking’s Top Rookie winner
Make your online nominations here for this year’s seventh annual award. Nominations must be submitted by 5pm ET on Friday June 23, 2017.
The 10 finalists will be named July 28, and 2017’s top rookie will be announced August 25 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
“Identifying and recognizing the best new professional truck drivers with this award is one way to help focus attention on the American trucking industry’s continuing efforts to attract, train and retain top talent for a vitally important job,” said David Hollis, editor of Truckers News. “The Trucking’s Top Rookie Award helps underscore truck driving as an important career option for men and women joining the workforce or for veteran employees looking to make a career change.”
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Recognizing the top rookie driver was the idea of the late Mike O’Connell, who was formerly the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. He believed that honoring a top rookie driver helps show new drivers they are appreciated the trucking industry.
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