Omnitracs announced that submissions are now open for the second annual Big Rig Buddies Contest. To be eligible to win, entrants must submit a photo along with a brief description explaining why their pet is the best companion on the road. At the close of the entry period, the public will have an opportunity to vote over a two-week period and the entry that receives the most votes will determine which driver has the “pick of the litter!” A first-place winner and a second-place runner-up will share $1,000 in gift cards for food and treats for their buddies.

The Big Rig Buddies contest entry form can be found at

While driver satisfaction can be attributed to many factors, including technology that reduces paperwork and increase productive time spent on the road, pet companions provide benefits to their owners, including increased exercise, improved mood, lowered blood pressure and more. The Big Rig Buddies contest was developed to celebrate the trusted companions many drivers bring on the road and how they contribute to helping their owners maintain happier and healthier lifestyles.

The Omnitracs Big Rig Buddies 2018 Contest is open to all current and retired commercial truck drivers and winners will be announced live from The Great American Trucking Show.

Entries will be accepted now through August 5, 2018 at 11:59 pm CDT. The voting period is August 6, 2018 through August 19, 2018. The first-place winner and a second-place runner-up will be announced August 24, 2018.

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Originally posted on Work Truck Online