Goodyear wants to hear truckers’ stories of heroism

Goodyear seeking Highway Hero nominations

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is opening a call for its 2020-2021 Highway Hero award, which goes to a truck driver who has acted selflessly for the good of others while on the job.

The nomination period is open through Dec. 31. Nominations can be submitted here by telling the story of a driver deserving of the honor. Nominees must be a full-time truck driver from the U.S. or Canada, and the incident they acted upon must have occurred in the U.S. or Canada while the driver was on the job or on the way to or from work in his or her truck. Qualifying incidents must have happened between March 1, 2020, and Dec. 21, 2021.

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 Annual Meeting on March 8-11, 2022. Two finalists will also receive a prize package.

While the program was on hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 Goodyear Highway Hero Award marks the 37th year Goodyear has celebrated truck drivers with the award. 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.