Do You Know a Highway Hero?

June 20, 2016

Nominate a Candidate for The Goodyear Highway Hero Award at www.goodyeartrucktires.com

AKRON, Ohio, June 20, 2016 – Do you know a truck driving hero? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to hear the story!

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award at the following website, www.goodyeartrucktires.com/, through Nov. 29, 2016.

To nominate a truck driver for Goodyear’s 34th Highway Hero Award, click on this link, fill out the nomination form, and hit the “submit” button, which will send your nomination directly to Goodyear.

The Goodyear Highway Hero Award was established in 1983 to honor professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Goodyear will announce the 34th Highway Hero Award winner next March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. (Click here to watch a video from this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner announcement at MATS.)

This year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor, a truck driver from Utica, N.Y., pulled a severely injured motorist from a flame-engulfed car. (To read more about Julian’s story, click here.)

Past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners include a truck driver who rescued a law enforcement officer who was being strangled by a prisoner he was transporting, a driver who saved a woman from a gun-wielding attacker, and others. (Click here for a list of past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners.)

“For more than 30 years, the Goodyear Highway Hero Award has honored professional truck drivers who put their lives on the line to help others during the course of their daily work,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear.

“If you are aware of a truck driver who deserves recognition for saving another person from a life-threatening situation, please let us know.”

To be considered, Goodyear Highway Hero Award candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time truck driver
  • Must reside in the U.S. or Canada
  • The heroic incident must have happened in the U.S. or Canada
  • Nominee’s truck must have had 12 wheels or more at the time of the incident
  • Nominee must have been on the job – or on the way to or from work, in his or her truck – at the time of the incident
  • Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2016

 

A panel of trucking industry judges will ultimately select the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero from a list of Goodyear Highway Hero Award finalists. (Final approval of Goodyear Highway Hero Award semi-finalists, finalists and the Highway Hero Award winner is at Goodyear’s sole discretion. Finalists must clear background checks to Goodyear’s satisfaction.)

Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for a copy of contest rules.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company:

Goodyear offers The Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network, reliable services, and fleet management tools to help commercial trucking fleets lower their total cost of ownership. To learn more, visit www.goodyeartrucktires.com.