AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 32nd Highway Hero Award until Nov. 29.
“The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honours truck drivers who help others as they travel the roads and highways of North America,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “Over the last 30-plus years, we’ve heard hundreds of stories about the bravery and selflessness of truck drivers.”
The Goodyear Highway Hero Award began in 1983 and honours drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.
This year’s Highway Hero Winner was Ivan Vasovic, a California-based truck driver who rescued another driver who fell from a burning tanker truck.
Winners will be announced the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. in March.
Please note the following stipulations before nominating someone you know:
They must be a full-time truck driver
They 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.
Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2013, and Nov. 16, 2014
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