year, Charles Ingram, a professional truck driver from Jackson,
GA, risked his life to break out the windows of a burning car to
pull two passengers to safety. For that act of bravery, Ingram,
who drives for FedEx Ground, earned the title of Goodyear's North
America Highway Hero for 2002.
you know of a professional truck driver who was heroic or risked
life and limb to help others on the road this year, the Goodyear
Tire & Rubber Co. would like to know – but time is running out.
Nominations for Goodyear's 21st annual North America Highway Hero
program will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2003.
know there are many brave professional truck drivers out there who
deserve to be recognized for their selfless and heroic deeds for
coming to the aid of others," Steve McClellan, Goodyear's vice
president of commercial systems, said. "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."
be considered for this year's award, the nominee must be a full-time
truck driver and a resident of the United States or Canada. The
incident for which the person is nominated must have occurred in
the United States or Canada. The nominee must also 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. The trucker's vehicle at the time of the
incident must have 14 wheels or more.
award covers incidents that occurred between Dec. 1, 2002, and Nov.
15, 2003, to qualify.
forms and program details may be obtained by calling the Goodyear
Highway Hero Hotline at (330) 796-8183. The nomination form also
is available on the program's Web site at www.highwayhero.net.
the nomination period is closed, the list will be pared down to
four finalists. From that group, one individual will be selected
to serve as the ambassador for the program as the Goodyear North
America Highway Hero.
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