TCA names Maverick driver Highway Angel for aiding another trucker

Updated May 20, 2024
Devin Rhinehardt

A trucker from Ohio was recently honored for his efforts to aid an injured fellow trucker.

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) named truck driver Devin Rhinehardt, from Twinsburg, Ohio, a TCA Highway Angel for helping another trucker who was seriously injured receive medical attention.  Rhinehardt works for Maverick Transportation out of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

TCA explains:

Devin RhinehardtDevin RhinehardtOn April 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Silver Grove, Kentucky, Reinhardt was picking up his load from a customer's 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.