Driver saves toddler

| November 01, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., its latest Highway Angel. Smith, a driver for FFE Transportation Services Inc. of Lancaster, Texas, is being recognized for helping a toddler.

On Sept. 6, 2012, Smith was on Dundee Road in Winter Haven, Fla., when he saw a small figure in the middle of the road, a boy wearing only a diaper. The boy was shivering and covered in mosquito bites. Smith brought the child into his vehicle, covered him with a jacket and called the authorities. He then stayed with the child until police arrived and took over.

For his efforts, Smith received a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate and patch. FFE Transportation Services Inc. also received a certificate acknowledging that one of its drivers is a Highway Angel.

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