Know a heroic truck driver? Tell Goodyear

There is still time to nominate candidates for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award through November 29, 2016.  To nominate a truck driver for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, click on this link, fill out the nomination form and press the “submit” button to send your nomination directly to Goodyear.

The company will announce the next Highway Hero Award winner in March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville KY.

This year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, truck driver Julian Kaczor from Utica NY, pulled a severely injured motorist from a flame-engulfed car.

Past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners include a truck driver who rescued a law enforcement officer being strangled by a prisoner he was transporting, and a driver who saved a woman from a gun-wielding attacker.

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

•Must be a full-time truck driver

•Must reside in the United States or Canada

•The heroic incident must have happened in the United States 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.

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