Hero of the Highway Award

The Trucking Industry Defense Association’s (TIDA) “Hero of the Highway” award is bestowed annually upon a commercial driver who deserves recognition for heroic behavior and/or extraordinary public service demonstrated in the past year. The TIDA Board of Directors selects the recipient of the Hero of the Highway Award.


2023 Nominations are closed. Nominations for 2024 will be open Spring 2024.



2022 Award Recipient

Congratulations to Charlie Fleury of USA Truck, Inc., a DB Schenker Company! 

Pictured from left to right: Mike Noble, USA Truck a DB Schenker Company; Charlie Fleury, 2022 Hero of the Highway Recipient;
April Arnold, USA Truck a DB Schenker Company; Kevin Chignell,
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP



Hero of the Highway Past Recipients

Click on the awardees name below to watch how they earned the Hero of the Highway award.


Dewayne Lee Walker, Landstar Inway, Inc


Irena Ivic, Milwaukee County Transit System

2018 Darren Phillips, Sevier Valley Transportation 


Ron Kneeland, Maverick Transportation LLC


Shawn Neiman, Ward Trucking


Amy S. Norris, B&B Trucking


Adam Phillips, Ruan Transportation Management Systems


Mike Salmon, Southeastern Freight Lines


Alton Greeson, Transport America


David Nelson, Werner Enterprises