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TCA Highway Angel Pulls Motorist from Burning Pick-up Truck

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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

 

TCA Highway Angel Pulls Motorist from Burning Pick-up Truck 

Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC's Adrian Parada rescues man before his truck exploded

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –

SfF0PSs.jpgAdrian Parada, of El Paso, Texas, a professional truck driver for Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC also of El Paso, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for pulling a motorist away from his burning pick-up truck just before it exploded.

On October 25, 2016, Adrian was fueling at Love's Truck Stop in Fort Stockton, Texas when he observed a pick-up truck on fire. He quickly told a fellow Stagecoach driver to call 911 as he went to see if the driver needed assistance. When Adrian approached the vehicle, he saw the driver frantically attempting to exit the truck. The driver then fell to the pavement and Adrian pulled him away from the burning vehicle. As they retreated, there were two explosions. The motorist experienced burns to his knees, feet, and arms.

 

Thanks to Adrian's selfless actions, the man was able to make it far enough away from the vehicle to avoid more serious injuries. 

 

For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Adrian with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC also received a certificate acknowledging Adrian Parada 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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