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Mid-America Trucking Show 2018 in Photos, Day 3

Mid-America 2018 wrapped up on Saturday under grey rainy skies -- usually a good omen for trade shows. Outside exhibitors weren't happy, but the mood inside was good.

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Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th recipient of the prestigious Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

On the Spot: 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Honoree [Video]

In this On the Spot video, David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepts the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which was presented at the 2017 Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. 

Video: Goodyear Highway Hero 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY -- In this On the Spot video from the Mid-America Trucking Show 2016, meet this year's Goodyear Highway Hero and hear about the impact of his experience.

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.