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Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year for rescuing another truck driver from rising flood waters last April in Houston.

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Oversized freight hauler Kevin Kocmich a finalist for Owner-Operator of the Year

Kevin Kocmich, 55, of Litchfield, Minnesota, averages 115,000 miles a year -- pretty good, he says, considering he’s hauling mostly oversized loads with curfew restrictions.

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Philip Keith, Owner-Operator of the Year finalist, has done it all in trucking

The native of Long Beach, Miss., has been driving trucks for 33 years, amassing more than 4 million accident-free miles. He’s leased to WEL Companies out of De Pere, Wisconsin, and hauls mostly food products in reefers.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Gary Buchs finds value in people

Gary Buchs, 62, of Colfax, Illinois, has spent many solo hours logging 2.3 million accident-free miles in his 27-year driving career. His success comes from being able to interact with so many people daily. Buchs is one of three finalists for the 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year, produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Once on the side of the road, David ran down the dump truck on foot, opened the door and set the brakes. When the dump truck stopped, he checked on the driver, who was not breathing.

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TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having “exemplary work environments” for their truck drivers and other employees.

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Driver named Highway Angel for helping motorist who had stroke

Jerry Ginter helped a driver who had a stroke get out of his vehicle to safety.

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Trucker helps woman deliver baby at truck stop, named Highway Angel

When he entered the restroom, he found a woman on the floor in labor with her husband trying to help. He laid towels down under the woman while her mother encouraged her, and after a few pushes, a baby girl was delivered.

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Canadian driver pulls two fellow truckers from jackknifed truck

The other driver told him his team partner was in the sleeper, and Sohi found him unharmed. He was able to then pull both drivers out of the truck before calling 911 and waiting for authorities.

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Driver hears two-truck collision at truck stop, rescues fellow driver

Jeff Aleman crawled into the cab to help the driver and saw diesel leaking behind the driver’s head and the engine nearly in the cab, which was filled with smoke. He was able to break the back window of the truck and pull the driver out, who got out with only scrapes and soreness.

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