Mississauga, Ontario – Do you know a Canadian trucker who deserves to be honoured for heroism on the road? Nominations have opened for the 2010 Bridgestone Canadian Truck Hero Award, which honours drivers who have performed courageous acts while on the job.

“We are searching for stories of truck drivers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty,” said Jim West, general manager of commercial tires for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions. “For 54 years, our company has been recognizing heroic highway acts. We look forward to uncovering another inspiring story.”

The winner will receive $3,000 and an award, along with an all-expenses paid trip for the driver and his or her employer to the awards ceremony. It will be held in Toronto at the annual meeting of the Ontario Trucking Association.

To be eligible, Canadian professional truck drivers must have demonstrated courage, quick thinking and integrity in the face of an emergency while operating a truck with 14 wheels or more anywhere in North America. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2010; to make an application online, visit Truck Hero.

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