Highway Angel Delivers Baby at Truck Stop

Truckers News

Jan 17, 2017

A truck driver from Oregon has been recognized for delivering a baby at a truck stop.   Danny Leon-Guerrero, a driver for Central Oregon Truck Company of Redmond, Oregon, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for delivering a baby at a Pilot Flying J truck stop in Oklahoma last year.   On June 10, 2016 around 3 p.m., Leon-Guerrero was at the Pilot Flying J in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He was on his way to the restaurant to get some ice cream when a woman ran out of the restroom screaming for someone to call 911. Her pregnant daughter’s water had broken. Leon-Guerrero told the woman that he was a volunteer firefighter and asked if he could come into the restroom and help.   When Leon-Guerrero entered the restroom he found a woman on the floor in labor, with her husband trying to help. He laid towels underneath the woman and told her to focus on him. The woman’s mother helped to encourage and coach her while Leon-Guerrero told her when to push. After only a few pushes she delivered a healthy baby girl.   “I’ve never delivered a baby before, but I have a lot of medical training and was glad I was in the right place at the right time,” said Leon-Guerrero.

Danny Leon-Guerrero

  Paramedics arrived shortly after the delivery and took the mom and baby to the hospital.   “I was on Cloud Nine the rest of the weekend,” he said. “I couldn’t believe that I just helped deliver a baby at the truck stop.”   When Leon-Guerrero is not driving a truck, he is a volunteer firefighter in Yreka, Oregon. He is no stranger to helping people while on the road.   “I’ve seen a lot of accidents over the years and have stopped to help as much as I can,” he said. “I go into a different frame of mind and do what I have to do to help.”   TCA presented Leon-Guerrero with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Central Oregon Truck Company has also received a certificate acknowledging Leon-Guerrero as a Highway Angel.   EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program.   ### Read original article here.
Nussbaum Transportation and Prime Inc., were named the Best Overall Fleet in their respective categories in the Truckload Carriers Associations’ 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For Contest.   Hudson, Illinois-based Nussbaum took top honors in the small carrier category and Springfield, Missouri-based Prime received the honor for the large carrier category. Prime and Nussbaum have both been named to the Best Fleets Top 20 multiple times, but are winning the overall award for the first time.   Nussbaum operates a fleet of 400 tractors, combining both high- and low-tech solutions to create a balance across its programs. The company scored high in several categories including having an industry leading scorecard and mobile app, a simple, effective driver outreach schedule and a formal career path and certification program.   Prime’s fleet includes 7,200 tractors, but was noted for maintaining a personal touch despite it’s size. The company hosts a variety of committees, social groups and educational offerings, providing contractors with a range of options for personal and professional development. New for this year, the company implemented a new program in partnership with Missouri Good Dads, to help drivers build and strengthen family connections while away on the road.   Both companies were also noted for their safety and retention numbers as well as satisfaction scores well above 90%.   “For several years, these fleets have been catching our eye with their range of creative programs,” said Jane Jazrawy, CarriersEdge chief executive officer. “Each year they continue to expand on those offerings, so it’s easy to see why their drivers speak so highly of them, and why they’re achieving such stellar results.”   Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey, now in its 11th year, that recognizes North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experience for their drivers. To participate, fleets must be nominated by a company driver or independent contractor working with them, after which they are evaluated across a broad range of categories reflecting current best practices in human resources.   From the nominated fleets, the top 20 finishers are identified as the Best Fleets to Drive For and are then categorized according to size. The highest scoring fleet in each category is named the overall winner.   The Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest is open to any fleet operating 10 or more trucks, regardless of TCA membership status. Nominated fleets are evaluated in areas such as: Driver compensation, pension and benefits, professional development, driver and community support, and safety record. The award is offered in partnership with CarriersEdge and is co-sponsored by DMC Insurance and EpicVue.   “Year after year, the overall winners are truly changing the game,” said John Lyboldt, TCA president. “It’s imperative that fleets establish driver-centric offerings which attract and retain a skilled workforce, while establishing programs that improve the work-life balance for their employees. Prime Inc. and Nussbaum Transportation have done just that. Congratulations to both winners on this well-deserved honor.”       https://www.truckinginfo.com/326830/nussbaum-prime-named-best-overall-in-tcas-best-fleets-to-drive-for