Know an exceptional trucker who deserves recognition? Pilot Flying J is officially accepting nominations for its Road Warrior contest.
From July 8-21, Pilot Flying J will accept nominations of professional drivers to be named the next Road Warrior. Anyone can nominate a driver. Nearly 1,000 nominations were submitted last year.
Now in its sixth year, the Road Warrior program will honour what PFJ calls the “unsung heroes on the road.” PFJ is seeking online nominations of drivers who show dedication to the industry and go above and beyond. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 prize.
“Each year, we are excited to celebrate professional drivers and show appreciation for their tireless work and commitment to delivering the goods that make daily life possible,” PFJ President Ken Parent said in a statement. “The Road Warrior program is our way of thanking and recognizing the many exceptional drivers that are critical to the industry and our economy. We look forward to reading the inspiring stories that are shared with this year’s nominations.”
To nominate a driver, visit RoadWarrior.PilotFlyingJ.com. Information about the program, including contest rules and previous winners, can also be found on the website. Use the hashtag #RoadWarrior on social media to join the conversation.
Social media users will get the chance to vote among the top three finalists in August. In addition to the grand prize of $10,000, a $5,000 second-place prize and a $2,500 third-place prize will be awarded. Winners will be announced in September during Driver Appreciation Week. Those who nominated the top three finalists will each receive a $500 prize.
UPS driver Victoria Andrade claimed last year’s Road Warrior title. Also a full-time mother, Andrade started working at UPS as a part-time car washer to support eight siblings and her college education. Andrade graduated college and remained with UPS, working her way up to be the first female in South Texas to become a feeder driver for UPS.