Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero award, which honor professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.
This is the 35th consecutive year that Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has honored a Highway Hero. This year’s recipient will be announced in March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Nominations are due Nov. 29.
Truck drivers are often the first people on the scene to help others who are the victims of a car crash or another accident.
Goodyear accepts nominations from all over North America for the award. Candidates are then narrowed down to three finalists from which a panel of trucking industry media representatives selects the Highway Hero Award winner.
Some of the rules of the award process:
- Nominees must be a full-time truck driver and reside in the U.S. or Canada.
- The incident must have occurred in the U.S. or Canada.
- Nominee must be 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 12 wheels or more;
- Finalists must clear background checks.
- The incident must have occurred between Nov. 16, 2016, and Nov. 16, 2017, to qualify for this year's program.
Last year’s winner, David Webb, of Billings, Mont., won $5,000, a ring and a trophy.
Nominations can be submitted online at the Goodyear website, or by mail to Goodyear Highway Hero Award Headquarters; Dept. 798A; 200 Innovation Way; Akron, OH 44316.
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