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TCA Welcomes Mattie Efferson as a Highway Angel

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For Immediate Release
September 25, 2017

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

 

TCA Welcomes Mattie Efferson as a Highway Angel

Professional truck driver recognized for helping a fellow driver that suffered a stroke

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –

yltfOm1.jpgMattie Efferson, of Joplin, Missouri, a professional truck driver with CFI of Joplin, Missouri, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). She is being recognized for assisting a fellow truck driver who had suffered a stroke.

On March 12, Mattie and her finisher had stopped at the Derby City South Truck Plaza in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, for a late-night dinner. As they were walking back to their truck, they noticed a man lying immobile underneath a nearby truck. Mattie called out to him to see if he was all right, and when she did not receive a response, she quickly began running to see if he was still alive. She did find him conscious, but in desperate need of medical attention. Mattie stayed by the injured man's side until the medics arrived to ensure that he avoided further injuries and to help keep him calm. Mattie soon after learned that the driver had suffered a stroke which caused him to fall out of his truck, and that he had been lying in that same spot for five to six hours with neck injuries he had sustained from the fall. 

For her willingness to assist her fellow driver, TCA has presented Mattie with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. CFI also received a certificate acknowledging Mattie Efferson 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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