Professional Truck Driver Saves Family from Engine Fire


Contract Transport Services LLC’s Greg Magsam named TCA Highway Angel

Alexandria, Virginia:

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, Greg Magsam was in the Kohler, Wisconsin area on the home stretch of a 1,200-mile journey. He had been bringing relief supplies to Texas after Hurricane Harvey and was ready to be home, when the car in front of him caught fire. A large puff of smoke arose from the vehicle, so he followed the car until it came to a stop. Greg grabbed his fire extinguisher and jumped out to help.

He asked the driver to pop her hood, but then noticed two children in the back seats. Greg 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 Greg for his assistance. Greg says 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 Mr. Magsam with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Contract Transport Services also received a certificate acknowledging their driver as a Highway Angel.

EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.