EpicVue and TCA co-present the “EpicAngel” Highway Angel of the Year Award to the professional truck driver who best embodied the spirit of the program during the prior year. In addition to being recognized at TCA’s Annual Convention and receiving a trophy, each year’s EpicAngel honoree will receive a complimentary EpicVue in-cab entertainment package.

2019 RECIPIENT

Ed and Tracy Zimmerman


Ed and Tracy Zimmerman, professional truck drivers for Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa, have been named the 2019 Highway Angels of the Year, also known as EpicAngels, by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue. The husband and wife driving team was recognized during Tuesday’s general session at TCA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. The husband and wife driving team were recognized for saving the life of a man after his car caught fire following rollover accident. 

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2018 RECIPIENT

Brian Snell


Brian Snell, a professional truck driver for Pottle’s Transportation of Hermon, Maine, has been named the 2018 Highway Angel of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue. Snell was recognized during Tuesday’s general session at TCA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. He is being recognized for rescuing a trapped motorist from a crushed vehicle moments before the car caught ablaze and saving a dog who was trapped in second vehicle after owner succumbed to injuries.

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2017 RECIPIENT

John Weston


John Weston, a professional truck driver for Challenger Motor Freight, has been named the 2017 Highway Angel of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue. He is being recognized for two separate incidents:  When he comforted a fellow truck driver in his final moments, as well as when he helped a family who crashed into a ditch in 26-degree weather.

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2016 RECIPIENT

Daniel Sieczkarski


Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, New York, a professional truck driver for Melton Truck Lines, Inc., of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue. He is being recognized for saving a fellow truck driver whose tractor trailer was stuck in rising floodwater.

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2015 RECIPIENT

Josh Grimaldi


Josh Grimaldi of Springfield, Missouri, a professional truck driver for Prime, Inc., also of Springfield, Missouri, has been named the 2015 Highway Angel of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue. He is being recognized for rescuing the life of a pregnant woman, in the snow, following a rollover accident.

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2014 RECIPIENT

David Ragland


David Ragland of Cotopaxi, Colorado, a professional truck driver with Kelle’s Transport Service of West Valley City, Utah, has been named the 2014 Highway Angel of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue. He is being recognized for saving the lives of two children after the car they were in swerved off the road, crumpled in half, turned upside down, and caught on fire. Ragland emptied his own fire extinguisher trying to smother the flames and then used another provided by someone else on the scene.
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2012 RECIPIENT

Kenny Cass


Kenny Cass, driver development instructor for FedEx Freight of Portland, Oregon, was awarded the 2012 Highway Angel of the Year on December 15, 2012, in front of 34,000 fans at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and Internet Truckstop publicly recognized Cass as he was the only person to stop and help victims involved in a bad accident on the evening of March 22, 2012, in Portland.

 
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2011 RECIPIENT

Marcus Beam


Marcus Beam, a professional truck driver with Epes Transport System, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina was awarded the 2011 Highway Angel of the Year on December 11, 2011 in front of 30,000 fans at the Idaho Potato Bowl. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and Internet Truckstop publicly recognized Beam for rescuing an injured mother and two children from an overturned vehicle while others stood by and refused to help.

 

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2010 RECIPIENT

Shawn Hubbard


Shawn Hubbard, a professional driver with Ruan Transport Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded the 2010 Highway Angel of the Year award on December 18, 2010 during the uDrove® Humanitarian Bowl at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Hubbard is being recognized for rescuing a young man trapped inside a burning car.

 

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2009 RECIPIENT

Michael Hunt


Michael Hunt, a former truck driver for Mail Contractors of America (MCA) of Little Rock, Arkansas, and now an owner-operator, was awarded the 2009 Highway Angel of the Year award on December 30, 2009 during the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Hunt is being recognized for saving a life at the scene of an otherwise fatal accident.

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