AKRON, Ohio — The search is on once again for Goodyear’s North America Highway Hero. The award program, now in its 27th year, honours Canadian and American drivers who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.
Nominations for the prestigious award are being accepted through Nov. 30.
To be considered for this year’s award, the following criteria must be met:
-Nominee must be a full-time truck driver;
-Nominee must be a resident of the US or Canada;
-Incident recognized must have occurred in the US or Canada;
-Nominee must 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;
-Nominee’s truck at the time of the incident must have 14 wheels or more; and
-Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2008, and Nov. 15, 2009, to qualify.
“Too many times, we only hear about the negative news of our world. That extends to truck drivers, who play such an important role in transporting freight from place to place, and allowing us to enjoy the easy availability of consumer goods. We see today’s truck drivers as the brave men and women who make our highways safer and help drive our economy. They truly are America’s unsung heroes, and we want to honour them,” said Joseph Copeland, vice-president for Goodyear commercial tire systems.
“The Highway Hero program is for those who selflessly risk their own lives to come to the aid of fellow motorists, or who make the world a better place for all. Anyone can nominate a truck driver for this high honour,” Copeland said.
Nomination forms and program details may be obtained by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at 330-796-8183. The nomination form also is available at http://www.goodyear.com/truck/news/hero.html.
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