TCA to select Highway Angel of the Year

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Members of the Communications & Image Policy Committee of the Truckload Carriers Association had a difficult task during their meeting over the weekend: selecting one of this year’s Highway Angels to be honored as the “2010 Highway Angel of the Year.”

The Highway Angel program recognizes professional truck drivers for the kindness, courtesy and courage they show others while on the job. TCA receives a steady flow of nominations throughout the year, submitted by trucking companies, families, friends, police and even the people who were helped by truck drivers.

When the committee met over the weekend in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Phoenix, it will sort through the stories of the Highway Angels named in 2010 to select the Highway Angel of the Year. He or she will be the third to represent the program at the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl (formerly known as Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl), scheduled for Dec. 18 at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

“It will be a highlight of my year as TCA chairman to stand before a crowd of 34,000 – plus millions of viewers watching on television from home – and present our 2010 Highway Angel of the Year with a trophy,” says John Kaburick, president of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co. based in Salem, Ill. “But I don’t envy the committee members who have to pick the winner. There are many Highway Angels, so it will be a difficult task.”