Goodyear Highway Hero

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April 7, 2014

The 31st Goodyear Highway Hero

On March 27 at the Mid-America Trucking Show Ivan Vasovic was named as the 31st Goodyear Highway Hero.

Vasovic was in his truck in Los Angeles, Calif., last October when he witnessed a double tanker truck hit the concrete divider of a freeway overpass, careen off a wall and slam into a guard rail. Its tanks, which were full of diesel, ripped open and the truck came to a stop with its tractor and first tanker hanging over the side of the overpass.  The truck’s driver was trapped inside when the diesel ignited. The driver, now on fire, kicked out a window, slid down the truck and fell to the ground, breaking an arm and leg. By that point, the suspended truck was engulfed in flames with black clouds of smoke billowing from it.

Vasovic and another bystander tried to pull the injured driver to safety. However, due to the intense heat, they could only drag him a few yards at a time. Vasovic dashed back to his truck and poured water on himself, which enabled him to drag the badly injured driver 20 yards away from his original position. Moments later, the entire burning tanker truck crashed to the ground.

March 27, 2014

California Trucker Named Goodyear Highway Hero

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A truck driver who rescued another trucker who had fallen from a burning tanker truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass was named the 31st Goodyear Highway Hero.

March 25, 2014

Preview of the Mid-America Trucking Show This Week

Many trucking journalists and trucking professionals are headed to Louisville, Ky., this week for the Mid-America Trucking Show, which has officially sold out. Editors from Heavy Duty Trucking will be covering the event and we will be reporting on what's happening at the show.

February 11, 2014

Goodyear To Announce 31st Highway Hero At MATS

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 27, during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

November 6, 2013

Goodyear Seeks Candidates For Next Highway Hero Award

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will continue to accept nominations for the Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.

September 12, 2013

Goodyear Seeking Nominations for Highway Hero Award

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 31st North America Goodyear Highway Hero Award at www.goodyeartrucktires.com through Nov. 29

April 18, 2013

Carnegie Medal Goes to Goodyear 2011 Highway Hero

The winner of the 2011 Goodyear Highway Hero Award has been honored again – this time by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Michael Schiotis was among 22 individual to receive a Carnegie Medal, awarded to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

March 21, 2013

Goodyear Names 30th Highway Hero: Jason Harte

A truck driver who rescued a family of six from a smashed minivan has been named the 30th Goodyear Highway Hero.

March 3, 2013

Goodyear to Announce 30th Highway Hero Award Winner

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 30th Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 21, during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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