Highway Angel honor given driver potshumously

Truckers News

Aug 10, 2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Jack Yancer as its latest Highway Angel.   Yancer was a professional truck driver who died while helping someone in the course of his job on the road.   On May 21, 2014, Yancer had been driving on I-70 in Indianapolis, Ind. when he saw a car get hit and flipped by a drunk driver. He parked his tractor trailer safely on the side of the road and got out to try to make sure everyone was okay and attempt to direct traffic. Unfortunately, he was struck by another vehicle and died instantaneously.   The accident victim, a breast cancer survivor, was quoted in the local newspaper saying, “God bless [Yancer’s] family. They ought to be proud because he’s a hero to me. A lot of people wouldn’t stop to try and see if you’re okay. But he did. He cared enough.”   Highway Angels are normally presented with a certificate, patch, truck decal, and lapel pin. In this case, the materials were sent to the nominator, the president of a trucking company who is friends with Yancer’s brother. On behalf of Yancer, the company president presented the materials to Yancer’s brother.   TCA’s Highway Angel program is sponsored by EpicVue. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the unusual kindness, courtesy, and courage they have shown others while on the job.   To nominate a driver or learn more about the program and its honorees, visit the Highway Angel Web page athttp://www.truckload.org/Highway-Angel or Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tcanews.  For additional information, contact TCA at (703) 838-1950 or angel@truckload.org.   See Original Article Image Credit: Truckers News
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