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​Know A Highway Hero? Goodyear Wants To Hear The Story

May, 2017

Know a truck driver who has rescued another person from a life-threatening situation? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to hear the story.

Goodyear, which recently named its 34th Highway Hero Award winner during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show, is accepting nominations for its next Highway Hero Award recipient at

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

This year’s Highway Hero Award winner, David Webb, a driver from Billings, Mont., stopped an out-of-control dump truck and performed CPR on its unconscious driver.

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

A full list of past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners can be found at

“The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors truck drivers who put their lives at risk as they travel the roads and highways of North America,” says Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear.

“If you know of a truck driver who has performed a heroic act, please let us know.”

Goodyear is accepting nominations for the Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2017.