Search is on for 2020’s Road Warrior


Pilot Flying J today opened its seventh annual Road Warrior contest to recognize professional truck drivers.

From June 22 to July 20 anyone can nominate a professional driver into the Road Warrior contest for the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize.

New this year, Pilot Flying J is also introducing a weekly sweepstakes and will randomly select 100 professional driver entries each week during the nomination period to win 5,000 myRewards loyalty points, a $50 in-store value.

Screen Shot 2020 06 22 At 10 55 55 AmTo honor what the company calls “heroes on the road,” Pilot Flying J is now accepting online story submissions about professional drivers that go above and beyond in the trucking industry and in their communities. Last year, the Road Warrior program received nearly 9,500 nominations.

After the nomination period ends, a committee will select three finalists who exemplify Road Warrior standards, based on their community and charitable involvement, safety records, and personal stories of working hard on the road. Pilot Flying J will then announce the grand prize ($10,000), second place ($5,000), and third place ($2,500) winners in August. Nominators of the winners will also receive a $500 prize.

“Professional drivers brave the roads each and every day to safely transport the goods that keep America moving,” said Ken Parent, president for Pilot Flying J. “The Road Warrior program is our way of thanking drivers and showing them how grateful we are for their dedication and tireless work, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite the public and the industry to join us in recognizing the many exceptional drivers for their continuous hard work to support the economy and our nation.”

Last year, Pilot Flying J recognized Timothy Chelette, a professional driver at Big G Express and an American Road Team Captain, as the 2019 Road Warrior grand prize winner. Chelette was selected for his hard work on the road and his charity to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through an annual motorcycle ride he created.

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