trucker hero

Operator flags down fellow trucker, helps him put out trailer fire

David Flaherty, a driver for ABF Freight Systems in Forth Smith, Ark., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his efforts in aiding a fellow truck driver after his rig caught fire.

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Video: Ruan driver faced with desperate wreck situation

Trucker Adam Phillips came upon a wrecked car burning under an overpass. He and others tried to free a trapped man, screaming inside the car, but their efforts were frustrated. Hear how he freed him in the nick of time.

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Rescue video: Driver recounts his response to trapped man

Dart Transit owner-operator Brandon Walker was on an icy highway when he came upon a two-vehicle wreck near Omaha, Neb. One vehicle was on fire, from which he pulled a motorist to safety.

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What makes a trucker a hero?

Getting up each day and going to work to take care of a family is a big step in that direction, says writer Kevin Jones, but here are five points that to him make a trucker-hero.

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Trucker rescues motorist from burning vehicle

Trucker Adam Phillips rescued a man trapped in a flaming car on I-65 in Johnson City, Indiana, and has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his actions.

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Video: Trucker saves other driver from bleeding to death

Chad Dickey, Overdrive's May Knight of the Road, tells in his own words about saving a motorist after a crash.

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Video: Driver describes rescue of family

Jason Harte of Sammons Trucking tells in his own words how he responded when he came upon a family in a wrecked minivan.

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