Platt Brabner Heads to Washington D.C., Transition Trucking Winner Announced Friday
Mordaunt “Platt” Brabner will be headed to Washington D.C. to the Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence award program. Earlier this summer, Platt had been informed that he was a top ten finalist. He then traveled to the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas where they narrowed the group down to a distinguished final four. On Friday, December 14th, the program will announce the lucky winner.
The mission of the Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence award program is to inspire the trucking industry to hire more veterans, National Guard members, and reservists. As the main part of the campaign, deserving veteran drivers who had made a successful transition from military service to the trucking industry were able to participate, with the top prize being a fully loaded Kenworth T680.
Platt came to TMC in July 2017 upon obtaining CDL from Roadmaster Drivers School. He is an accomplished Marine Corps and Navy veteran. His goal-oriented mentality and worldly wisdom lends a hand in making him a standout professional truck driver at TMC.
Not only was Platt a top contender for this contest, he was also presented as the WINNER of the national Trucking’s Top Rookie contest in August. Trucking's Top Rookie contest is an industry wide program placing attention on the professionalism of drivers in the industry for less than a year, while promoting truck driving as a viable career choice during a time when there is a shortage of drivers.
TMC is proud to have Platt as an exceptional representation of the Black and Chrome. He transcends every piece of criteria set in both programs through his decorated military career and the poise and determination he brings to the trucking industry. Good luck, Platt!