Goodyear now accepting nominations for the Highway Hero award

Goodyear now accepting nominations for the Highway Hero award

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2016. Goodyear will announce the 34th Highway Hero Award winner next March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. 2016’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor, a truck driver from Utica, N.Y., pulled a severely injured motorist from a flame-engulfed car.

“The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors truck drivers who put their lives at risk as they travel the roads and highways of North America,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director for Goodyear. “Over the last 30-plus years, we’ve heard hundreds of stories about the bravery of truck drivers. If you know of a truck driver who has performed a heroic act, please let us know.”

To be considered, Goodyear Highway Hero Award candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time truck driver;
  • Must reside in the U.S. or Canada;
  • The heroic incident must have happened in the U.S. or Canada;
  • Nominee’s truck must have had 12 wheels or more at the time of the incident;
  • Nominee must have been on the job – or on the way to or from work, in his or her truck – at the time of the incident; and
  • Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2016

A panel of trucking industry judges will ultimately select the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero from a list of Goodyear Highway Hero Award finalists. (Final approval of Goodyear Highway Hero Award semi-finalists, finalists and the Highway Hero Award winner is at Goodyear’s sole discretion. Finalists must clear background checks to Goodyear’s satisfaction.)

To nominate a Highway Hero, click here.

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