knights of the road

Knight of the Road: Driver rescues family in 14-degree weather

Robert Sutton braved icy, 14-degree temperatures last year to help save a family of four after they crashed on I-84. For his actions, he was named a Knight of the Road by Overdrive. Here's his story.

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Driver receives a crash course in CPR — and delivers

In this video, Bison Transport driver Sahasi recounts how he stepped up to the task when other motorists declined to help a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest on the side of the road.

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Driver saves fellow trucker from hot asphalt leak after crash

Driver Bill Hunt's help in an April 2014 crash helped save the life of a fellow truck operator. Here's his story.

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VIDEO: Sacrificial action averts tragedy on icy road

A driver's quick thinking helps mitigate damage on an icy road.

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Highway Hero recounts rescue under burning fuel tanker

When he came upon another trucker who had fallen from his truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass, Ivan Vasovic sprang into action. What transpired was “really like Hollywood movies,” Vasovic recalled after accepting the 31stGoodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show. Vasovic tells his full story in this illustrated video, which includes the announcement of his honor during the show. Vasovic received $5,000, a trophy and a ring from ...

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Highway Angel recalls life-threatening wreck

An icy road in Texas proved to be plenty dangerous when Thomas Colston, driving for Frito-Lay, witnessed a pickup truck fly out of control.

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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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Driver responds to urban traffic emergency

  Shelly York, driving for ABF Freight System, of Fort Smith, Ark., noticed something fall off the back of a pickup truck while driving through North Little Rock, Ark., on April 5. A moment later, he was startled to discover what was lying in the road. In this illustrated story in Overdrive’s Knight of the Road series, York recounts his response to the incident that earned him a Highway Angel award from the Truckload Carriers Association.    

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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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Victim finds way to locate unnamed trucker hero

Gerry Bisaillon had worked quite a few accident scenes in his years of service with volunteer fire departments. Little did he expect that one pre-dawn January morning he was about to trade places and become the victim. Last January, he was driving to his mother-in-law’s house to drop off his daughters for day care. “This morning the roads were absolutely treacherous,” he recalled. It wasn’t just patches of ice, but “sheer black ice.” It was so ...

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