MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The search is on for the 2010 Bridgestone Canadian Truck Hero Award recipient. Since 1956, the company has formally recognized truck heroes for courageous acts performed on the road.
“We are searching for stories of truck drivers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty,” said Jim West, general manager of commercial products for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions. “For 54 years, our company has been recognizing heroic highway acts. We look forward to uncovering another inspiring story.”
The Truck Hero award recipient will receive a cheque for $3,000 and a specially-commissioned crystal award. In addition, the award recipient and their employer will receive an all expense paid trip to the award ceremony, which will be held in Toronto at the annual meeting of the Ontario Trucking Association.
To be eligible for the award, Canadian professional truck drivers must have demonstrated courage, quick thinking and integrity in the face of an emergency while operating a truck with 14 wheels or more anywhere in North America. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30. Applications can be made online at www.truckhero.ca.
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