The National "Rookie of the Year" Award was developed by Randall-Reilly Publishing and was at the suggestion from the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. The award highlights the opportunities in the truck driving profession and accepts nominations from schools and motor carriers of drivers that have been in the industry for less than one year.
The purpose of the contest is to increase pride and professionalism among new drivers, and promote the truck driving career choice during a severe shortage of drivers. The winner is recognized at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas.
This award increases new driver pride & professionalism and promotes the career.