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Canadian named 35th Highway Hero

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What does one say after saving one life and preventing severe injury to another? "I'm just happy I was in the right place at the right time," said Frank Vieira of Ancaster, Ont. -- the 35th Goodyear Highway Hero. Vieira was driving over a bridge on a rural highway near Toronto when he heard a loud crash, looked over his shoulder and noticed that a car on the other side of the road had slammed into the back of a stationary roll-off truck. The force of the impact threw the driver forcefully against the steering wheel. The steering wheel broke, with a piece of it embedding itself in the driver's neck.

Bradley, drivers honored during OTA gala

TORONTO, ON - The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) honored leading drivers and its Chief Executive Officer during emotional presentations at the group's annual convention on Thursday night. A tearful Bradley, who retires from his executive role at the end of 2017, was clearly shocked when presented the annual OTA/Shaw Tracking Service to Industry Award. "I picked this year's winner and it wasn't supposed to be me," Bradley said with a laugh, after an emotional video retrospective. Family members and past chairmen representing several decades of association work joined him on stage in the surprise tribute.