About the Kenworth T680

The Kenworth T680 includes the following features:

  • Driver Performance Assistant
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Predictive Cruise Control
  • Ultra-Aerodynamic Design for Maximum Fuel Efficiency
  • 76" Mid-Roof Sleeper
  • PACCAR Mx-13 Engine

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About the Selection Committee

Lana Batts

Driver IQ

Co-President of Driver iQ. Prior to forming Driver iQ, Jana was the managing partner of Transport Capital Partners, LLC and President of the Truckload Carriers Association.

Bruce Busada

Diesel Driving Academy

President of Diesel Driving Academy. Bruce is Board Member Emeritus and founding member of the CVTA and a founding member of the Commercial Driver Training Foundation.

Rich Clemente


Transportation Specialist for the DOT’s FMSCA. Rich works in the Driver and Carrier Operations Division and assists in developing initiatives of the Agency’s regulations and policies. Rich previously was the Director of Safety for the TCA and served as the Program Director for the PTDI.

Martin Garsee


Program Director of Transportation Training at Houston Community College. Martin recently served as the President of NAPFTDS and has served on the board prior to accepting the position of Executive Director.

Jim Klepper

Driver's Legal Plan and Interstate Trucker

President of Interstate Trucker Ltd., a law firm entirely dedicated to legal defense of commercial drivers. He authored the “Trucker’s Legal Guide,” and is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association, Oklahoma Trucking Association, ATA and TCA.

Mike Schermoly


National Marketing Director at OOIDA

About Our United Industry

First Responders in Veteran Employment

The trucking industry has united to become the First Responders in Veteran employment, and the Transition Trucking Award Program is an important step toward proving that commitment.

Career Paths for Veterans

The trucking industry offers an incredible variety of career paths, and Veterans have the experience necessary to succeed in these careers because they already have experience with the largest, most complex supply chain and logistic company in the country—our military.

The trucking industry is honored to help Veterans and transitioning service men and women access civilian jobs after they transition from service.