Oct. 15 is
Goodyear's deadline for submitting nominations for its 19th annual Highway Heroes
Highway Hero program was created by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to
recognize professional truckdrivers and the life-saving rescues and roadside
assistance they provide," said Rick Howell, Goodyear's director for commercial
systems. "Through this program, we've heard hundreds of stories of bravery
and selflessness. We believe that the public should hear about these acts of
heroism as well."
should be made by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at 1-800-627-2118
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. The nomination form also
is available at www.highwayhero.net. An independent company receives and reviews
all nominations to ensure the following necessary criteria are met:
a.. The nominee must be a full-time truckdriver;
b.. The nominee must reside in the United States or Canada;
c.. The incident must have occurred in the United States or Canada;
d.. The nominee must have been on the job or on the way to or from work, and
in his/her rig at the time of the incident;
e.. The nominee's truck, at the time of the incident, must have 14 wheels or
f.. The incident must have occurred between Oct. 1, 2000 and Sept. 30, 2001,
to qualify for this year's program.
nomination period is closed, winners will be selected from each state and Canadian
province. Ultimately, the list will be narrowed to four finalists. These finalists
will appear at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, where one of
them will be selected to serve as the annual ambassador for the program.