Nominate the next Goodyear Highway Hero

Sept. 21, 2016

Do you know a truck driving hero? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to hear the story.

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award at the following Web site,, through November 29.

To nominate a truck driver for Goodyear’s 34th Highway Hero Award, click on this link, fill out the nomination form, and hit the “submit” button, which will send your nomination directly to Goodyear

The Goodyear Highway Hero Award was established in 1983 to honor professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Goodyear will announce the 34th Highway Hero Award winner next March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville KY.

This year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor, a truck driver from Utica, NY, pulled a severely injured motorist from a flame-engulfed car.

Past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners include a truck driver who rescued a law enforcement officer who was being strangled by a prisoner he was transporting, a driver who saved a woman from a gun-wielding attacker, and others.

“For more than 30 years, the Goodyear Highway Hero Award has honored professional truck drivers who put their lives on the line to help others during the course of their daily work,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear.

“If you are aware of a truck driver who deserves recognition for saving another person from a life-threatening situation, please let us know.”

To be considered, Goodyear 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 must 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 November 16, 2015, and November 16, 2016

A panel of trucking industry judges will ultimately select the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero from a list of Goodyear Highway Hero Award finalists. (Final approval of Goodyear Highway Hero Award semi-finalists, finalists and the Highway Hero Award winner is at Goodyear’s sole discretion. Finalists must clear background checks to Goodyear’s satisfaction.)

Additional terms and conditions apply. Access for program rules and the application.