Goodyear Highway Hero nominations sought

| Thursday, October 11, 2007

A North American search is on for unsung heroes of the highway – truck drivers who keep the nation’s economy moving with daily commerce and who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.

Nominations for Goodyear’s 25th annual North America Highway Hero program will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2007.

The program began in 1983 as an effort to elevate the image and public awareness of the responsible elements in the trucking industry.

Convinced that trucking’s “bad apples” receive the majority of attention while the “good guys” generally are overlooked, Goodyear launched the North America Highway Hero Program to locate, honor and publicize those truck drivers who clearly qualify for the rare label of “hero.”

An annual nationwide search is conducted with nominations accepted from the general public, trucking companies and law enforcement agencies for truckers who have clearly gone above and beyond the call of duty in performing heroic rescues or outstanding acts of humanitarianism. A panel of transportation media representatives and industry officials judges nominations.

Nominations from among the 50 states and all the provinces of Canada are accepted.

All nominations are reviewed to ensure the following criteria are met:

  • Nominee must be a full-time truck driver;
  • Nominee must 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/her rig at the time of the incident;
  • Nominee’s truck at the time of the incident must have 14 wheels or more;
  • Nominations must be received by Nov. 30, 2007; and
  • Incident must have occurred between Nov. 16, 2006, and Nov. 15, 2007, to qualify for this year’s program.

The nomination form is available by clicking here.

If you are unable to access the form online you may obtain one by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at (330) 796-8183. Send completed forms to:
Goodyear Highway Hero Award Headquarters
Dept. 798A, 1144 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44316

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