Roehl Transport’s Joseph Campbell has won the prestigious Transition Trucking: Driving to Excellence Award, presented by the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Program (HOH), Kenworth, and FASTPORT at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. on Friday, December 6th.  

The annual award celebrates America’s top military rookie driver. Joe served 24 years in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army, and he achieved multiple accolades for successes while serving stateside and abroad in combat zones.

After retiring from the military, Joe joined the transportation industry through Roehl’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) training program, where he was paid while he got his CDL. He’s since completed his first year of Roehl’s Apprenticeship Program, and Joe is now an experienced driver in Roehl’s flatbed division.

The Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award campaign began in 2016, and it’s part of an overall effort to inspire the hiring of more veterans, national guard members, and reservists into the trucking industry.

Kevin Nixon, President of Roehl’s Flatbed and Specialized Division, nominated Joe for this award saying his performance has been highlighted by flawless service and consistent availability for Roehl’s customers. Kevin noted that Joe enrolled in Roehl’s Apprentice Program and Driver Trainer Certification course, and he was selected as a member of Roehl’s Driver Advisory Group.

“Joe shared with us that when he first enlisted, he was prepared to have his blood on the American flag. He said that he was and is still prepared to lay down his life in the service of his country, his fellow citizens, and the ideals that make this country great. It is that unabashed selflessness that make Joe a great American, soldier, driver and teammate,” Kevin added.

After making it to the Top 10, Joe was named a finalist at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas. Now, as the overall winner, Joe also takes possession of a 2019 Kenworth T-680 truck, which he’ll use to further his career as a small business owner, partnering with Roehl.

Joe and his wife, Debra, live outside of Columbia, South Carolina, and he expressed gratitude for the opportunities he’s been given: to represent the country, Roehl Transport and the trucking industry.

“We’re so proud of Joe and his accomplishments. As a military veteran, to getting his CDL, to his experience as a truck driver, and now winning the Transition Trucking award, Joe demonstrates the measure of his character and exemplifies the values of a professional truck driver,” said Roehl’s Vice President of Driver Employment, Tim Norlin, who also attended the event. “As Joe becomes an owner operator, we’re excited to partner with him to help him grow his business.”

To learn more about the Transition Trucking award, visit www.transitiontrucking.org.
To learn more about Roehl Transport, a top-ten Military Friendly Employer, visit Roehl.Jobs.
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