Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced a search for nominees to its 26th annual Goodyear North America Highway Hero Awards. The awards celebrate Canadian and U.S. drivers who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.

Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2008. To be considered for the award, nominees must be full-time truck drivers and residents of Canada or the U.S. The incident recognized must have occurred in Canada or the U.S., and have happened between November 16, 2007 and November 15, 2008; 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; and the nominee’s truck at the time of the incident must have 14 wheels or more.

“Too many times, we only hear about the negative news of our world,” said Joe Copeland, vice-president for Goodyear commercial tire systems. “That extends to truck drivers, who are truly misunderstood for the role they play in moving freight from the factories to our homes. The Highway Hero program is for those who selflessly risk life and limb to come to the aid of fellow motorists or who make the world a better place for all. Anyone can nominate a truck driver for this high honour.”

Details and nomination forms can be found at Goodyear.

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