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Pilot Flying J seeking nominees for recognition, prizes in Road Warrior contest


Thursday, September 28, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

Jacqueline Rocha, a long haul driver who joined the professional driving community just after turning 21, was named the 2016 Road Warrior grand prize winner. (Courtesy: PILOT FLYING J)
Jacqueline Rocha, a long haul driver who joined the professional driving community just after turning 21, was named the 2016 Road Warrior grand prize winner. (Courtesy: PILOT FLYING J)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Now in its fourth year, Pilot Flying J is accepting nominations for its annual Road Warrior program, a contest that 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.

From now through December 31, the Road Warrior program will recognize the “heroes on the road” by encouraging online story submissions, spotlighting professional drivers’ hard work, perseverance and passion for the trucking industry for a chance to win big cash prizes.

“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.”

Parent said professional drivers are often the unsung heroes of America, transporting everything from gasoline, medicine and vehicles, to dairy, produce and flowers – thus tackling one of the most challenging and important jobs in this country.

“Through hard work and dedication, more than 3.5 million professional drivers deliver goods each day to our smallest towns and biggest cities, making sure all is safe along the way,” he said.

To enter the Road Warrior contest, visit www.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. Professional drivers can even nominate themselves.

The 2017 grand prize Road Warrior 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 also receive a $500 prize.

 

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