Nominations Now Open For 2024 Truck Hero & Driver of the Year

Truck drivers are the lifeblood of our industry. They are essential to driving commerce, building a customer network and representing the industry to the public and decision makers. Now it’s time to reward those drivers in your fleet who exemplify true professionalism, dedication safety and community building.

OTA wants to hear stories about our province’s greatest truck drivers. We are accepting applications for both the 2024 Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Driver of the Year Award and the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award.

Each year the Driver of the Year Award goes to a professional transport driver who has a collision-free driving record and is an exemplary truck driver both on and off the road. While being a safe driver is always important, we are specifically on the lookout for drivers who can be described to go above and beyond on the job and within their community. Perhaps your driver did something exemplary during a crisis or challenge in their community; or served those in need during a national emergency like the BC floods; or maybe he or she is a leader and role model in their community, outside of the truck, volunteering their time to help, coach or mentor others.  If so, we want to know about them.

The winning driver receives a keepsake plaque and a cheque courtesy of Volvo Trucks Canada. The prize also includes a trip to the OTA Convention in Toronto in October. Winners will also be eligible for next year’s national CTA Driver of the Year contest.

Click here to download a nomination form: 2024-OTA nomination-form_public copy

OTA is also searching for a brave Ontario truck driver or owner-operator who has demonstrated courage, quick-thinking and integrity in the face of emergency or as part of his duties on the road. Do you have a driver who sprang into action to help others in need – like saving someone’s life or assisting in a highway accident? Tell us!

Please see the following link for rules and regulations and to nominate a driver or owner-operator for this award: 2024-Bridgestone-Ontario-Truck-Hero-Application_public

The winner of the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award will also be honoured at the OTA annual convention and presented with a cash prize.

See below for videos of the most recent winners.

The deadline to send applications for both the Driver of the Year and Truck Hero awards is June 7, 2024. You can print out and mail the nomination form to 555 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1H8; fax to 1-866-713-4188 or email to

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