Situations Where Truckers Did The Right Thing

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Linden R.'s Comment
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Couldn't think of a good title, basically, just experiences you've had with other truckers doing a good job at avoiding an accident, helping out, etc.

Here's mine: Last summer we went to Florida. On I-81 north on the way back, we were cruising along about to pass a Swift truck, and then suddenly he puts on his turn signal, gives a hand signal out the window, and moves into our lane. At first, I wondered why he did it, and then I looked out the back window. There was a huge tire in that lane, kind of near the shoulder so he couldn't have gone onto the shoulder. The tire was upright, and an old owner-op Columbia a few trucklengths behind him hit the tire and wrecked into the embankment. Had the Swift truck not done that, he would have wrecked himself and us. Also, it was nice that not just my mom but also others behind us saw the hand motion and backed off to let us hit the brakes to let him over. As for the Columbia, well... yeah. Also, not that it matters, but that Swift driver was a Diamond Driver and million mile driver for Swift.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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So many times it's not just a matter of truck drivers doing the right thing, but 4 wheelers allowing truck drivers to do the right thing. When a truck has that left blinker on, it's not just to get in the way. It's for a reason. Debris in the road, lane ending, construction, disabled vehicle on the shoulder, wreck ahead...you get the idea. The sooner people get this through their heads, the safer we'll all be.

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G-Town's Comment
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Yard ediquitte...

Couple of days ago I was dropping a back haul load of water in the "B" lot of The D.C. It was dark, light rain was falling, further compromising visibility.

Another truck approached from my left as I was setting-up. He turned his headlights OFF and stopped completely while I was completing the maneuver. He waited until I set the parking brakes. As he went by, I blipped my horn and gave him a quick wave of recognition for the gesture and patience.

Professional Courtesy at it's finest.

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