Bennett has been around for more than 40 years. During that time, the professional truck driver has been portrayed in many different ways, and sometimes in not a very flattering light. When accidents happen on the road, the trucker is often in the crosshairs of the media, the lawyers and the general public. How often do you hear positive stories about truckers? Bennett and the Truckload Carriers Association or TCA are on a mission to change that perception. We want people to know how great you are!
What is a Highway Angel?
Since its inception in August 1997, TCA’s Highway Angel program has recognized hundreds of professional truck drivers for the unusual kindness, courtesy, and courage they have shown others while on the job. Their good deeds range from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle and administering CPR. We encourage any of our employees, drivers or agents to submit Highway Angels to our marketing team and to the TCA whenever they know of something heroic that happens on the roads.
Submit an Angel Now!
If you hear of a heroic story from a Bennett, Ace Doran or BOSS Driver, we encourage you to fill out the Highway Angel Nomination Form and submit it to the Truckload Carriers Association. The form asks for information about the incident, pictures and news clippings about the event and information about the submitter and driver. If you need assistance filling out the form, please contact the Bennett Marketing Department.
What Happens Next?
After you complete the submission, the TCA verifies the story and judges whether it meets their criteria to be designated as a Highway Angel. If so, the TCA will notify Bennett with a letter and certificate, and will also notify the driver with a letter, certificate, patches, lapel pin, truck stickers, and a Lindsay Lawler CD that has the song “Highway Angel”, which she wrote in honor of all of the drivers on the road who do heroic acts everyday. Acceptance as a Highway Angel also makes the driver eligible for the National Highway Angel of the Year, awarded at the TCA’s annual conference.
Has Bennett Ever Had a Highway Angel?
Yes! In 2017, Bennett nominated our Bennett DriveAway Power Only Division driver David Begley for the award after he pulled over to assist a truck driver who had gotten into a bad accident in Indiana. The details of the incident are covered in the press release about David’s award.
Lindsay Lawler, Official Spokesperson for Highway Angels Everywhere
To show our support for the highway Angel program and to encourage our drivers to stand up and be recognized, Bennett was privileged to have Lindsay Lawler join us for Driver Appreciation Day 2017 in McDonough, GA. Here she presented a Highway Angel award to our first recipient, and sang the song that she dedicated to our heroes on the open road.
Check out Lindsay Lawler’s Highway Angel music video below.