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Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings

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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2017

Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement
703-838-1950 or mhall@truckload.org

 

Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings

Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company's Chris Lemaire performs CPR on collapsed driver

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –

7OHMQad.jpgChris Lemaire, of Erath, Louisiana, a professional truck driver for Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company of Caseyville, Illinois, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for performing CPR on a fellow driver who collapsed.

 

On February 22, Chris was at a Pilot Travel Center in Cartersville, Georgia. Another driver mentioned to him that he felt clammy and unwell. Without hesitation, Chris checked the drivers' blood pressure and advised him to call 911. Soon thereafter, the driver collapsed. Chris sprang into action, propping the driver’s head up, and began performing CPR. As a certified first responder, and with a previous career in law enforcement, helping this other human came second nature to Chris. The paramedics soon arrived to provide medical care. 

 

For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Chris with a certificate, patches, lapel pins, and truck decals. Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company also received a certificate acknowledging Chris Lemaire 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.

 

 

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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.

About EpicVue
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.

 

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