Goodyear’s 32nd Highway Hero Will Be Announced At The Mid-America Trucking Show, Read Their Stories.

The reputation of all truck drivers are getting elevated with the stories of these three highway heroes. The three finalists (all truck drivers) are Clinton Blackburn from Morehead Ky, Mack Guffey from Gainesboro Tenn, and David Fredericksen  from Windermere, Fla. All three of these drivers deserve recognition for risking their lives to save others while on the road. Some of their valiant actions include saving a law enforcement officer from being strangled by a prisoner, saving a woman and baby from a burning car and pulling a semi-conscious man out of a burning SUV. Their stories will be further evaluated by truck industry journalist and their decision will be announced Goodyear’s 32nd highway hero Thursday, March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show. 

LoadSmart.com will be at the Mid-America Trucking Show and we can’t wait to see these heroes win some will deserved awards.

The 32nd highway hero will receive a $5,000 award, a special ring and crystal. The other finalists will also receive cash prizes and other items.

 

Poll Found Public Opinion on Trucking Industry Positive

Only 9% of those polled had negative opinions on the trucking industry. 80% believe that truck drivers are safer than passenger vehicle drivers, 90% believed that passenger vehicle drivers are more likely to speed versus a truck driver, and 74% believed that when a passenger vehicle and a truck get into a collision it was most likely the passenger vehicle’s fault.

They were also asked about the highway infrastructure and most Americans believe that the highway infrastructure needs improvement however they do not want to taxes to pay for it.

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