The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award Thursday, March 31,
Source: Go By Truck by Staff
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award Thursday, March 31, during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Established in 1983, the Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.
“The Goodyear Highway Hero Award is the oldest and most prestigious honor of its kind,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear. “Goodyear is proud to recognize truck drivers who risk their own well-being to save people from dangerous situations.”
Finalists for the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award include a driver who rescued a fellow trucker who had been ejected from his rig, a driver who used his truck to protect an injured police officer from oncoming traffic and a driver who pulled a motorist from a flame-engulfed car.
Here are this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award finalists and their remarkable stories:
Mark Cavanagh, Hillsville, Va. Cavanagh was driving his truck through Pennsylvania when he saw another tractor-trailer drive off the road and roll down a hill. The truck’s driver was ejected from the rig and was hanging from its mirror bracket by a belt. Cavanagh stopped his truck, descended down the hill, cut the injured driver’s belt and pulled him away from the damaged truck. He then helped the driver back to the road. …(read more)
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