Trucker Named TCA Highway Angel for Helping Injured Trucker

May 9th, 2024

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named truck driver Devin Rhinehardt, from Twinsburg, OH, a TCA Highway Angel for helping a fellow trucker who was seriously injured receive medical attention.  Rhinehardt works for Maverick Transportation out of North Little Rock, AR.

It’s an incredible story: On April 2, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. in Silver Grove, KY, Reinhardt was picking up his load from a customer site when another driver walked in the office asking for someone to call an ambulance.

“I turn around and I see blood just gushing out of his arm,” Rhinehardt said, who immediately called 911. “There was blood all over his arm, all over his chest—he was very badly injured.”

The injured man had slipped and fallen, and suffered a severely lacerated wrist. Once he knew help was on the way, Rhinehardt ran out to the guard station to notify security that emergency vehicles were en route. When the ambulance arrived, he led emergency staff over to the injured man. Looking back, Rhinehardt was glad he stepped up to help.

“I immediately realized that he was bleeding really bad—I wasn’t just gonna sit there and watch the man die,” Rhinehardt said.

Feedback from the hospital was that his quick actions likely saved him from bleeding out on the way to the hospital.

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. Rhinehardt.

The TCA Highway Angel website can be accessed at