Voting is open for Pilot Flying J’s 6th Annual Road Warrior contest! You may vote starting NOW through 8/19/2019 at 7:59 a.m. EDT for the Road Warrior. The Road Warrior with the most votes will receive a $10,000 grand prize. The second and third place recipients will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. Additionally, nominators of the grand, second and third place winners will also receive a $500 prize.
The three finalists are:
- Timothy Chelette of Murfreesboro, TN
- William McNamee of Christopher, IL
- Rodney Hagan of Webster, FL
Full bios of the finalists are below.
Timothy Chelette, Murfreesboro, TN
Timothy joined the Big G Express team 15 years ago. In the last four years, he had the opportunity to join the leadership team and give back to the industry. In this position, he’s helped raise more than $30,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through an annual community motorcycle ride. He is also an ATA American Road Team Captain and is a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), serving as the president of his chapter for the last five years.
William (Bill) McNamee, Christopher, IL
Bill has been a professional truck driver for 28 years, currently working for Carbon Express. One of his greatest achievements has been serving as a Trucker Buddy for 22 years – teaching young students about the vital necessity of trucking in the nation. Bill is an ATA American Road Team Captain and was also a finalist this year for the National Tank Truck Carriers’ Professional Driver of the Year Award. He also took third place in the 2019 Illinois Truck Driving Championship in the Tank Division. Before entering the trucking industry, Bill served the country in the United States Marine Corps.
Rodney Hagan, Webster, FL
Rodney entered the trucking industry in April 2016. Since then, he has been adamant about supporting and bettering his family, specifically his son, Jahmar, who is autistic. He consistently puts 30 percent of his net income into an account for Jahmar so that he can be financially taken care of in the future. In his short career as a professional truck driver, Rodney has received several awards for safe driving, outstanding work conduct and miles driven. He’s also passed every inspection from DOT and local law enforcement.