Truckers to be honored with contest

Updated Apr 17, 2012

Progressive Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest. Through Oct. 31, Progressive will award six cash prizes of $1,000, one of whom will win $15,000 and the title of “Real Life Trucking Hero.”

“Truckers help keep this country running and deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” says Tom Corpus, commercial auto product manager at Progressive. “The Real Life Trucking Hero Contest is our way of showing them our appreciation.”

Anyone can nominate their favorite trucker, and for any reason. Whether someone has taken the time to help a motorist in need, made a delivery in record time or been a road warrior for several years, they could be a winner.

To make a nomination, vote for a Real Life Trucking Hero or learn more, go to or From April until Oct. 1, six monthly winners each will receive $1,000 – one per month for six months. On Oct. 31, a panel of judges will award one of the six monthly winners with the grand prize.