The boards of the American Trucking Associations and Truckload Carriers Association voted support for 88,000-pound, five-axle trucks.
Brian McHale and Lee Wood were honored for their help at a fatal accident scene.
Internet Truckstop said it will commit $75,000 to the program over the next two years.
Overdrive and the Truckload Carriers Association will be naming the nation's top owner-operator.
Nicholas Lewis deliberately steered into a ditch, risking his own safety to protect another driver who cut him off.
The competition is open to operators who log the majority of their miles in the truckload segment.
Prizes will be awarded to the fleet and individual achieving the greatest percentages of weight loss.
Companies are asked to list their events for Sept. 11-17 event.
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