Trucker Mike Mozley, Kool Pak of Lake Oswego, Oregon, is being called a “Highway Angel” by the TCA and a “good samaritan” by a driver in need.

On January 18, 2012, Mozley was driving along South I-5 in southern Oregon, when he noticed a DOT sign stating that chains were required to continue into California.  So, Mozley pulled his truck off the road to put chains on his tires.  That’s when Mozley noticed the driver of a Cadillac struggling to put chains on his back tires.

The motorist, whose mother had just died and was on his way to the funeral, states he had been struggling with the chains for approximately 20 minutes when Mozley approached and offered his assistance. The motorists states it was, “a true time of need.”

Mozley quickly placed the chains on the car’s front tires and showed the driver how to do it himself. “I’m glad I could help, said Mozley, who has assisted several motorists throughout his 11 years as a truck driver.

The motorists was so thankful for Mozley’s help he wrote a letter to the TCA, expressing his appreciation for Mozley’s act of kindess.

Mozley’s kindness earned him a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate, and patch. Kool Pak, LLC, also received a certificate acknowledging that one of its drivers is a Highway Angel.

The Highway Angel website states, “Highway Angel recognition is awarded for a driver’s “good deeds”, ranging from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle and administering CPR. When you know of, witness, or experience an exceptional act of kindness or courtesy by a truck driver, please take the time to fill out and submit this Highway Angel nomination form.”

To learn more about the program or to nominate a driver, go to www.truckload.org/highway-angel or visit the Angels’ Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tcanews. For additional information, contact TCA at (703) 838-1950 or [email protected].

 

 

 

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