Mississauga, Ontario – There are two weeks remaining to nominate a truck driver for the Bridgestone Canadian Truck Hero Award, which recognizes drivers for heroic acts on the road.
“Acts of heroism take place every day on our roads,” said Jim West, general manager of commercial products for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions. “It’s not too late to get nominations in and recognize important acts of kindness. Now, more than ever, the process is easy: visit the Web site and tell us your story.”
Last year, the award went to Robert O’Brien of Cape Broyle, Newfoundland, who rescued a woman and her twin infants on Valentine’s Day, 2008 when their vehicle rolled into a ditch outside of Enterprise, Northwest Territories.
Nominations can be submitted from anywhere in Canada but must be in by September 30, 2010. Candidates must be Canadian; they must have been operating a truck with 14 wheels or more, anywhere in North America.
The recipient will receive $3,000, a trophy and an expense-paid trip for two to the award ceremony in November, held during the Ontario Trucking Association’s annual meeting in Toronto. There will also be an award of $3,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice, along with an expense-paid trip to the awards ceremony for the driver’s employer.
To nominate a professional truck driver, visit Truck Hero.