Deadline nears for Goodyear Highway Hero nominations

| 12/27/2002

The deadline for submitting nominations for Goodyear's 20th annual Highway Heroes program is Dec. 31. Last year's award winner, Larry "Scott" Travis, a professional trucker from Albuquerque, NM, saved a woman's life by pulling her from a burning vehicle just before it exploded.

"We know there are many brave professional truckdrivers out there who deserve to be recognized for their selfless and heroic deeds for coming to the aid of others," said Ted Fick, Goodyear's vice president, commercial systems. "However, they can't be recognized if they're not nominated. That's why we need our industry's help - if you know of someone deserving of the award, please take the time to make a nomination. The final deadline is fast approaching - we don't want to leave any deserving driver out of consideration."

Nominations should be made by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at (330) 796-8183. The nomination form also is available at For award consideration, the following necessary criteria must be met:

  • The nominee must be a full-time truckdriver;
  • The nominee must reside in the United States or Canada;
  • The incident must have occurred in the United States or Canada;
  • 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;
  • The nominee's truck, at the time of the incident, must have 14 wheels or more; and
  • The incident must have occurred between Oct. 1, 2001, and Dec. 15, 2002, to qualify for this year's program.

After the 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.