knights of the road

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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Quick-thinking driver uses special equipment in rescue

Owner-operator Scott Rosenburg rescued a drowning motorist after happening upon a pickup that had veered off the road and into a pond.

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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: Trucker responds to Amber Alert

An ordinary day of driving for Jim Lowe of Johnny Morris Farms of Pelham, Tenn., turned into an extraordinary one on Jan. 9 in Marion County, Tenn.

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Video: Werner driver recounts life-saving response

Mark Randall, driving for Werner Enterprises, tells his story of averting a likely highway tragedy when a motorcyclist crashed in front of him.

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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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Video: Driver rescues fellow trucker from diesel, fire

Bryan Blair of Pegasus Transportation discusses how he came to the aid of a driver after his flatbed rig — pulling a steel coil — overturned in a tight curve. He was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his action, and Overdrive  followed suit in October, naming Blair an Overdrive Knight of the Road. Here's the full comic illustration of Blair's actions:  

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