Goodyear Highway Hero Finalists Named
(Akron/Tire Review) Goodyear has named three finalists for its 24th annual North America Highway Hero Award. Elizabeth Pavlista of Miami, Ariz.; Edward Regener of Perres, Calif.; Richard Miner of Phoenix; and Marlon Marum of Burnsville, Minn.; were named finalists. The award will be presented at the upcoming Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville.
“Lives were saved this year because of the actions of these three men and this woman. We are indebted to truck drivers across the U.S. and Canada who keep America rolling and who are there for us in a time of need,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear’s vice president for commercial tire systems.
“Truck drivers are the true American heroes. They have become the eyes and ears of our highways. And when we’ve needed help, they stopped and put themselves in harm’s way,” McClellan said.
One driver will be named the 2006 Goodyear North America Highway Hero at the Truck Writers of North America annual banquet and receive a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, a plaque and a specially designed ring; the other finalists will receive a $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a plaque.