Nominations for Road Warrior contest being accepted

By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer | 9/29/2017

Pilot Flying J is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Road Warrior program, a contest that “honors professional drivers who go the extra mile to ensure that products and goods are delivered safely, securely and on time to keep the country moving efficiently.”

Online story submissions spotlighting truck drivers’ hard work, perseverance and passion for the industry will be accepted through Dec. 31.

“The Road Warrior program is designed to raise awareness for the tireless and critical work of professional drivers and thank them for a job well done,” Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J, said in a news release.

Nominations will be accepted at the Road Warrior website. Submissions should tell the story of the nominated driver and include a photo. Everyone is eligible to nominate a truck driver.

The 2017 grand prize Road Warrior winner will receive $10,000. The runner-up winner will receive $5,000, and third-place winner will receive $2,500. New to this year’s contest, the people who nominate the top three winners also will receive a $500 prize.

Last year’s winner was OOIDA Member Jacqueline Rocha of Acworth, Ga. The now 23-year-old was honored for being an advocate for industry, encouraging millennials and females to consider a career in trucking.

The 2015 Road Warrior winner was OOIDA Life Member Erik Michaels of Oceanside, Calif. Kyle Cones earned the inaugural award in 2014.

Rules for the contest can be found here.

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