Pilot Flying J is looking to recognize who it calls “heroes of the road” by opening the nomination period for the company’s fourth annual Road Warrior contest.
Nominators can submit stories online that highlight truck drivers’ hard work, perseverance and passion for the trucking industry.
The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, and the second and third place winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. New to the program this year, the nominators of the top three winners will also receive a $500 prize.
“Anyone with a professional driver in their life knows the job is not for the faint of heart. It takes smarts, selflessness and a special kind of work ethic to transport the country and make our ways of life possible,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “The Road Warrior program is designed to raise awareness for the tireless and critical work of professional drivers and thank them for a job well done.”
Nominations for the contest can be made here through Dec. 31. Anyone can nominate a Road Warrior, including coworkers, friends and family members, or professional drivers can even nominate themselves, according to the company.
Jacqueline Rocha of Acworth, Ga., won the 2016 contest for being an advocate of the industry, encouraging millennials and females to consider careers in trucking.