AKRON (Sept. 30, 2004) — Goodyear is seeking nominations for the 2004 Highway Hero program, which recognizes truck drivers who have come to the aid of fellow motorists.
The Akron-based tire maker is accepting nominations until Nov. 30. To qualify, a nominee must meet the following criteria: the person must be a full-time truck driver; the person must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada; the incident must have occurred in the U.S. or Canada; the nominee must have been on the job or on the way to or from work and in his or her rig at the time of the incident; the truck at the time must have 14 wheels or more; and the incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2003, and Nov. 15, 2004.
“The Highway Hero program is for those who selflessly risk life and limb to come to the aid of fellow motorists,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear's vice president, commercial tire systems.
Last year's winner was Derrick Harris, a Virginia driver for Schneider National Carriers. He saved the life of a person deliberately set on fire then helped police locate the suspect.
Nomination forms and other information are available by calling (330) 796-8183 or online at www.goodyear.com.