Helping Out Fellow Truckers

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SamTon's Comment
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So i'm watching a guy trying to back into a dock around another truck on one side and a wall on the other. It was a tight so I mean no room at all to maneuver. He gave up and went inside for help I assume. There was the truck driver sitting inside his truck washing his windows and mirrors never watching or caring that the guy could have took off his fender. Is this what I have to look foward to? When I start trucking if I see someone who needs help and all I'm doing is NOTHING I will be out helping them not sitting on my butt. I hope this not how people do others in this business. I started to get out and direct but didn't know how he would react cause I had pulled off the side of the road aways from him although now I wish I had. I am so disappointed I hope none of you that read this ever act this way.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Errol V.'s Comment
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SamTon is getting depressed:

There was the truck driver sitting inside his truck ... never watching or caring that the guy could have took off his fender. Is this what I have to look foward to?

Basically, and in the TT tradition, yes. Occasionally another driver will see a predicament and offer to help. I've done that. (The foreign born driver said he had never backed between two trucks before.)

I'll do it again. However, I've also started waving and helping a driver back in, but he kept ignoring me - turns out he was an experienced O/O who had just made a bad set-up.

Steve L.'s Comment
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So i'm watching a guy trying to back into a dock around another truck on one side and a wall on the other. It was a tight so I mean no room at all to maneuver. He gave up and went inside for help I assume. There was the truck driver sitting inside his truck washing his windows and mirrors never watching or caring that the guy could have took off his fender. Is this what I have to look foward to? When I start trucking if I see someone who needs help and all I'm doing is NOTHING I will be out helping them not sitting on my butt. I hope this not how people do others in this business. I started to get out and direct but didn't know how he would react cause I had pulled off the side of the road aways from him although now I wish I had. I am so disappointed I hope none of you that read this ever act this way.

If I'm the guy backing and having difficulty, I'll knock on the door and ask the guy if he can help. If I'm the guy parked and I see the guy having trouble, I offer to help. Many drivers helped me when I started.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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