Driver Mike Mozley of Kool Pak of Lake Oswego, Ore., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for assisting a motorist.
On Jan. 18 Mozley was heading south on I-5 in southern Oregon when he passed a U.S. Department of Transportation sign stating that chains were required. Mozley pulled over to put chains on his truck and saw a motorist also attempting to chain up his car. The man said he had been struggling with the chains for at least 20 minutes before Mozley came along.
Mozley spotted the problem: The man had a front-wheel drive vehicle, but was trying to put the chains on the rear tires rather than the front. Mozley placed the chains correctly and showed the man how to do it in the future. The man later wrote a letter to Kool Pak calling Mozley a “Good Samaritan” who “offered his assistance in a true time of need.”
“I could see that he was really struggling,” said Mozley, who has assisted several motorists during his 11 years as a truck driver. “I had already pulled over to do my own chains, so it was no extra effort to do his at the same time. I’m glad I could help.”
Mozley has received a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate and patch. Kool Pak also received a certificate acknowledging one of its drivers is a Highway Angel.