Gary de Vos, a driver with Bison Transport from Trenton, Ont., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. What did he do to earn such a distinction? Early one April morning, Gary was travelling Hwy. 1 east of Winipeg when he noticed some movement at the side of the road. When he pulled over to investigate, he found a man wrapped in a brown blanket, sitting on the side of the road.
The driver had collided with a deer, totaling his car. The driver, shivering and in shock, was left waiting at the side of the road for help with nothing more than his blanket, while other motorists drove past. Once again, it was a trucker to the rescue. Gary used his truck’s satellite system to contact his carrier to call for help (he was out of cell range and the CB proved no good). Gary waited with the victim till help arrived. Good work, Gary. You did the industry proud!
James Menzies is editor of Truck News magazine. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies. All posts by James Menzies