Know a top-notch trucker? Nominate them for Pilot's Road Warrior Contest

Updated Aug 16, 2023
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Nominations are now open for Pilot Flying J's annual Road Warrior contest.

The $30,000 Road contest rewards three professional drivers who go above and beyond to keep America moving, according to a statement from the company. Three winners will be selected with cash prizes, including $15,000 for the grand prize winner, $10,000 for second place, and $5,000 for third place

From Aug. 7-21, 2023, Pilot Flying J invites nominations of highway heroes for the chance to be named the 2023 Road Warrior. Submissions should highlight the driver's contributions to the trucking industry, safe driving history, community involvement, miles driven, and other meaningful stories about the hardworking nominee. To enter, visit the Road Warrior contest page at and submit a nomination.

Winners will be announced at the end of September as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Month.

"Every year, we look forward to hearing the stories of legendary drivers who make a difference in our industry and their communities, paving the way for millions," said Adrienne Ingoldt, vice president of brand and marketing for Pilot Flying J. "We are honored to recognize and celebrate these individuals and are eager to find out who will be our 2023 Road Warriors."

Last year's grand prize winner was David Sweetman, a U.S. Army veteran with over 50 years and 5 million accident-free miles behind the wheel. Learn more about Sweetman's contribution to the trucking industry and last year's second and tied third place winners, Jeffrey Thomas, Greg Hepner and Ron Rigdon, in this article.

To nominate a professional driver, view the official contest rules and learn more about the Road Warrior contest, visit