Trucker Named TCA Highway Angel for Helping Woman Lying On Interstate at 2:30 a.m.

March 15th, 2024

ALEXANDRIA, VAThe Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named truck driver Chuck Davis from Garden City, MO, a TCA Highway Angel for stopping to help a woman lying in the fetal position on the interstate in the middle of the night.  Davis works for ABF Freight out of Ft. Smith, AR. 

It’s an incredible story: On March 8, 2024, at 2:30 a.m., Davis was traveling on I-235 in Wichita, KS, and spotted a woman lying in the fetal position in the middle of the interstate.  

“I thought, I really need to block the road,” he said. “I think I was the first one there—it had just happened.” 

Davis stopped his truck so it protected the area where the woman was on the road, put his flashers on and got out to assist the woman. He noticed a car and truck off the side of the road. A young man whom the woman called “son” was trying to help her up, and she appeared to be intoxicated, Davis said. She got up and her face and parts of her body were visually swollen. The young man departed in the car, as did the driver of the truck off the side of the road, leaving Davis with the woman sitting on the guardrail waiting for police to arrive. When emergency personnel arrived, they thanked Davis and dismissed him. 

“There were a lot of unanswered questions there,” said Davis, who has been a truck driver for 43 years. “But I thought about the situation and how I reacted. I’m glad I did what I did.” 

Since the TCA Highway Angel program’s inception in August 1997, nearly 1,400 professional truck drivers have been recognized as TCA Highway Angels for exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage displayed while on the job. Thanks to the program’s presenting sponsor, EpicVue, and supporting sponsors, DriverFacts and Northland Insurance, TCA is able to showcase outstanding drivers like Mr. Davis. 

The TCA Highway Angel website can be accessed at