Professional truck driver recognized for heroic efforts

Truckload Authority

Jan 6, 2017

Greg Moore, of Moultrie, Georgia, a professional truck driver for Landstar Transportation Logistics of Rockford, Illinois, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for pulling a grandmother from a burning pickup truck.   On the evening of April 13, 2016, Moore was driving west on Highway 100 just outside of Keystone Heights, Florida when a pickup truck zoomed around a curve ahead of him, left the roadway, and crashed into a tree. He immediately pulled over and ran to help. When Moore arrived at the scene he found a woman with a serious arm injury unable to free herself from the truck. “I looked down and saw that her foot was up beneath the brake pedal,” said Moore.  Her foot was swelling and turning black as he struggled to free her. Flames and smoke began coming from underneath the car and Moore knew he had to get her out quickly.   Moore pulled her one more time and her foot was finally freed from the vehicle. He rushed her to a safe distance away just as her truck was engulfed in flames. He waited with her until help arrived. When asked about this incident, Moore said, "I am just thankful that I was in the right place at the right time.”   Click here to watch a video about the heroic rescue.   Moore began his career as a professional truck driver 16 years ago after a friend had challenged him. He has been driving ever since and enjoys the constant travel opportunities that truck driving provides.   For his willingness to help, TCA has presented Moore with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Landstar Transportation Logistics also received a certificate acknowledging Greg Moore 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.   ### See 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.”