Do you know a trucker worthy of being named a 2019 Highway Hero?

November 26, 2018

Land Line Staff


There are only a few days remaining to nominate a truck driver for the annual Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

Goodyear is asking the public’s help to find truckers who are worthy of its 2019 Highway Hero Award, which recognizes truckers who risk their own safety for the public good. Goodyear is accepting nominations through Nov. 29.

The award was established in 1983.

Past winners include a truck driver who rescued a law enforcement officer who was being strangled by a prisoner he was transporting, and a trucker who drove into a pond to pull a child from a sinking car.

Goodyear will announce the recipient of the 2019 Highway Hero Award in March. The winner will receive a special ring, a cash award and a trophy. Each of the other finalists will also receive a cash prize.

To be considered for the Goodyear 2019 Highway Hero Award, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time truck driver.
  • Must reside in the United States or Canada.
  • The heroic incident must have happened in the United States or Canada.
  • Nominee’s truck must have had 12 wheels or more at the time of the incident.
  • Nominee was have been on the job or on the way to or from work in his or her truck at the time of the incident.
  • Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2017, and Nov. 16, 2018.

The winner will be selected by a panel of trucking media members.