highway angel

Blair named Highway Angel

Bryan Blair, of Bardstown, Ky., is TCA’s newest Highway Angel. The driver for Pegasus Transportation, of Louisville, Ky., received the honor after helping a fellow driver to safety following an accident. Blair was behind a flatbed hauling a coil of steel late one night when the coil's chains snapped, causing the coil to roll off and the entire vehicle to flip. Blair called 911, pried open the door of the truck, and pulled the conscious but ...

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Driver posthumously named TCA Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has learned of a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim and has bestowed Highway Angel status upon the late Raul C. Perez  Jr. of Lancaster, Texas, who drove for Aquatic Trucking. On Feb. 12, 33-year-old Perez was headed westbound on Interstate 20 near Clyde, Texas, and saw an accident. He walked to the vehicle to check on its occupants. As ...

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Interviewing NFI ‘roadside midwife’ Mike Hawthorne

How many roadside midwives do you know? Such is the unlikely description that can now be appropriately applied to NFI driver Mike Hawthorne, of Somerdale, N.J. Since I wrote about him several weeks back, the driver, who delivered the third newborn baby of his hauling career in late March, has been back at work delivering much less dramatic freight in his primary trailer/tractor relocation hauling niche with NFI and their maintenance department. The steady-as-she-goes approach ...

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Lawler wants trucking message to spread

Country music singer Lindsay Lawler took a shine to the trucking industry – and drivers, specifically – after landing a gig at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Atzenhofer named Highway Angel

The driver for FTC Transportation and another driver performed CPR on a man who had collapsed.

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Trucker helps diabetic motorist

Walden Haulers Group driver Jonathan Bennett was named a Highway Angel for helping a motorist avert a medical emergency, the Truckload Carriers Association announced. Bennett, an emergency medical technician, helped administer orange juice from his cab to a woman with diabetes in November. She had been unable to maintain proper glucose levels while she and her sister were stopped at a road closing near a mountain gorge on Interstate 40 between North Carolina and Tennessee. When ...

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Guy Knudsen named TCA Highway Angel

ABF Freight System driver assisted a woman at an accident scene.

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Lemelin named Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has recognized driver for N. Yanke Transfer for coming to aid of couple in burning truck.

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Lothary named Highway Angel

Tom Joy & Son Trucking driver helped with injured at accident scene.

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TCA promotes Highway Angel video

TCA is encouraging truckers to watch Lindsay Lawler’s new “Highway Angel” music video.

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