The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced that Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., has been named its latest Highway Angel, and received a Hughway Angel lapel pin.
Smith, who drives for FFE Transportation Services, Inc., of Lancaster, Texas, is being recognized for helping a toddler in trouble.
On Sept. 6, 2012, at about 4 a.m., Smith was on Dundee Road in Winter Haven, Fla., on his way to work, when he saw a small figure in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized it was a little boy wearing nothing but a loose-fitting diaper. Although it was not very cold, the boy was shivering, covered in mosquito bites and seemed scared. Smith brought the child into his vehicle, covered him with a jacket, and called the authorities. He then stayed with the child until police arrived and took over.