ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ajay Toor, of Surrey, Canada, a professional truck driver for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for assisting a fellow truck driver who was hit by a passing vehicle.
On September 5, 2016, Toor was on his way to Langley when he saw lights flashing in the distance. As he approached the lights, he found that they were the flashers of a stopped car belonging to a young couple, who were standing near an injured truck driver. He was lying on the road with a flash light in his hand. Toor quickly pulled over and approached the scene to assess the situation and offer assistance.
He was informed that the truck driver had been crossing the road when a passing vehicle struck him and drove away. The driver expressed that he was cold, so Toor quickly retrieved a blanket and a firstaid kit from his truck. The young couple had already called emergency medical services. Despite the blanket, the driver said he was still unable to bear the cold, and that he had a warmer blanket in his own truck; however, the driver’s keys were missing.
With the driver’s permission, Toor broke the victim's truck window and retrieved another blanket. Toor not only waited with the victim until police and EMS arrived at scene, but he also assisted the injured man, who appeared to have a fractured leg and thigh, onto the stretcher.
For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Toor with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. Bison Transport also received a certificate acknowledging Toor as a Highway Angel.
EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.
TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.
Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs.