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Highway Hero nominations sought

Do you know a truck-driving hero? Goodyear Tire and Rubber Highway Hero is accepting nominations now for the 34th Highway Hero Award.

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

Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 29. Goodyear will announce the 34th Highway Hero Award winner next March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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.

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.

“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; and
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.)

Nominations will be accepted online at GoodyearTruckTires.com through Nov. 29. You can also click here for a direct link to the nomination form.

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