Deadline for Goodyear’s Highway Hero award nominations coming up

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AKRON, Ohio — Do you know a truck driver who has performed a heroic deed? If so, better hurry: the deadline for submitting a nominee for Goodyear’s 29th annual North America Highway Hero program is Nov. 30.

“The Highway Hero program was created by Goodyear to recognize professional truck drivers and the life-saving rescues and roadside assistance they provide as their jobs take them across North America,” said Joseph Copeland, vice-president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “Through this program, we’ve heard hundreds of stories of truck drivers’ bravery and selflessness. We believe the public should hear about these acts of heroism, as well.”

In order to be eligible for the award, the nominee must be a full-time truck driver, reside in the US or Canada, and have been on the job or on the way to or from work, and in his or her rig at the time of the incident. The nominee’s truck at the time of the incident must have had 14 or more wheels. The incident must have occurred in the US or Canada between Nov. 16, 2010, and Nov. 15, 2011, to qualify for this year’s program.

After the nomination period ends, the list will be pared down to four finalists, with one individual selected by a trucking industry panel of judges to serve as the annual ambassador for the program.

Nomination forms and program details can be obtained by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at 330-796-8183 or visiting here.

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