PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER SAVES FAMILY FROM ENGINE FIRE
Greg Magsam, a professional truck driver for Contract Transport Services LLC of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for helping to extinguish a car fire keeping the vehicle occupants safe.
On September 16, 2017, Magsam was in the Kohler, Wisconsin area on the home stretch of a 1,200-mile journey. He was transporting relief supplies to Texas after Hurricane Harvey and was ready to be home, when the car in front of him suddenly caught fire. A large puff of smoke arose from the vehicle, so he followed the car until it came to a stop. He grabbed his fire extinguisher and jumped out to help.
Magsam asked the driver to pop her hood, but then noticed two children in the back seats. He instructed the woman hurry the kids out of the car. He proceeded to put the fire out and ensure no one was harmed. The authorities arrived and thanked the professional truck driver for his assistance. He shared with TCA that he just did what he could like he normally would, and luckily, he was in the right place at the right time.
For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Magsam with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Contract Transport Services, LLC also received a certificate acknowledging their driver as a Highway Angel.