Tag Search Result

Goodyear Highway Hero

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.

Goodyear Names Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Goodyear Names 2015 Highway Hero

It was not an easy choice when it came to choosing this year’s 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero, as all three finalists risked their lives to save others.

Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear has made public details on the three finalists for the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Award. The winner will be announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 26 in Louisville, Ky.

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.

a Bobit media brand

Create your free Bobit Connect account to bookmark content.

The secure and easy all-access connection to your content.
Bookmarked content can then be accessed anytime on all of your logged in devices!

Create Account