A leading truck stop chain wants to recognize what it calls “heroes of the road” and make one of them $10,000 richer.
Nominations are open in Pilot Flying J’s fourth annual Road Warrior program. The contest honors “professional drivers who go the extra mile to ensure that products and goods are delivered safely, securely and on time to keep the country moving efficiently,” according to a statement from the company.
The 2017 grand prize winner will receive $10,000, and second and third place winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. New to this year’s program, nominators of the grand, second and third place winners will receive a $500 prize.
Nominations close Dec. 31.
“Anyone with a professional driver in their life knows the job is not for the faint of heart,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “It takes smarts, selflessness and a special kind of work ethic to transport the country and make our ways of life possible. 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.”
Entering the contest is easy: Visit RoadWarrior.PilotFlyingJ.com, tell the story of the professional driver in your life who inspires you and upload their photo. 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 a long haul driver who joined the professional driving community just after turning 21, was named the 2016 Road Warrior winner. Rocha was recognized by Pilot Flying J for being an advocate of the industry, encouraging millennials and females to consider careers in trucking.