A North American search is on for unsung heroes of the highway – truck drivers who keep the nation’s economy moving with daily commerce and who come to the rescue of fellow motorists. Nominations for Goodyear’s 24th annual North America Highway Hero program will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2006.
“As we’ve seen in the past, you can either stop to help or continue on your way when you drive up to an accident,” says Steve McClellan, vice president for Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear commercial tire systems. “It’s a choice … a choice between helping someone in need and not wanting to get involved. Fortunately, most truck drivers do the right thing. They make our highways safer and keep our economy running.”
To be considered for this year’s award, the following criteria must be met:
“They are America’s unsung heroes,” McClellan says. “And with the final deadline fast approaching, we don’t want to leave any driver out of consideration. The Highway Hero program is for those who selflessly risk life and limb to come to the aid of fellow motorists. We believe honor should always be met with honor.”
Nomination forms and program details may be obtained by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero Hotline at (330) 796-8183. The nomination form also is available at www.goodyear.com/truck/whatsnew/heroes.html.