On the heels of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is opening a call for nominations for its 2020-2021 Highway Hero Award. This award recognises extraordinary acts of courage by North American truck drivers. Up until 31st December, 2021 professional truck drivers who have acted selflessly for the good of others on the highways across North America can be nominated for the honour.
Nominations Open for Selfless North American Truck Drivers Going Beyond the Call of Duty
"We designed the annual Goodyear Highway Hero Award decades ago to honour the heroic efforts of professional truck drivers who act as first responders on the highway," said Gary Medalis, Goodyear's director, Product Marketing. "These drivers are at the centre of the trucking industry and are seldom recognised for their important role in keeping the global supply chain moving. The Goodyear Highway Hero Award is our way of shedding light on the merits of this profession and rewarding those who go above and beyond in their duty."
For entrees, they must be a full-time truck driver in the U.S. or Canada, who did their act of kindness on the job or going to work when the incident happened at some point between 1st March - 31st December 2021. Finally, the nominee's truck must have at least 12 wheels to qualify for the nomination. Via the GoodyearTruckTires webpage, people can nominate a candidate whom they believe deserves the honour of the Goodyear Highway Hero Award programme.
The grand prize winner will be announced in early 2022 and will receive a package that includes a cash prize and a trip to Orlando for the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, which takes place between March 8 - 11, 2022. Two finalists will also receive a prize package.
With last year's ceremony on hiatus due to Covid-19, this year's competition is the thirty-seventh edition. Past winners include a driver who ripped the back door from a burning car to save two passengers and a driver who dove into a pond to pull a child from a submerged car.