Highway Hero nomination deadline Nov. 30

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Wednesday, Nov. 30 is the nomination deadline for Goodyear’s 23rd annual North American Highway Hero program, which honors truck drivers who have come to the aid of others.

The 2005 honoree was Rick Dent of Diana, Texas, a Groendyke Transport driver who plunged twice into a water-filled ditch full of snakes to pull a father and two small children from a sinking car.

“Too many times we hear about the negative aspects of trucking, such as a driver shortage,” says Steve McClellan, Goodyear vice president for commercial tire systems. “Too little is written about drivers whose ability makes our highways safer and keeps our commerce moving.”

Nominees must be:

  • A full-time truck driver.
  • A resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Involved in an incident occurring in the United States or Canada between Nov. 16, 2004, and Nov. 15, 2005.
  • In a truck with 14 or more wheels at the time of the incident.
  • Working, or on the way to or from work, at the time of the incident.

    After the nomination period is closed, the list will be pared down to four finalists, all of whom will be recognized in March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. One of the four will be selected as the Goodyear North American Highway Hero.

    For more information or for nomination forms, call the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at 330-796-8183 or go to http://www.goodyear.com/truck/whatsnew/heroes.html.