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Weatherman's Comment
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So I'm sitting on the shoulder of I 20 near Covington, Georgia for almost an hour now with an exploded inside trailer tire. At least 150 trucks have passed by and not one call on the CB asking, "You alright there driver?" Its so sad out here the way things are now. wtf.gifwtf-2.gif moo

Laura F.'s Comment
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Don't get discouraged driver pretty soon you will have some good people out there that are more than willing to help and make sure you're okay! Man of my word...✌️

Laura F.'s Comment
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SQ TierHog's Comment
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So I'm sitting on the shoulder of I 20 near Covington, Georgia for almost an hour now with an exploded inside trailer tire. At least 150 trucks have passed by and not one call on the CB asking, "You alright there driver?" Its so sad out here the way things are now. wtf.gifwtf-2.gif moo

Hey brother,

I promise ya, if I saw ya, I'd make the effort and take time to help. Good Karma. Regardless, I know a post doesn't help you, but, hopefully help will be there to save the day (or night!). Be safe.

SQ TierHog

Logan T.'s Comment
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Weatherman, it's hard for people to ask if your ok when they don't run CB's. I see fewer and fewer people not running CB's why I don't know. One of the reasons I assume is because all of the garbage that is spewed on Sesame Street (ch 19). I run mine the one day of the week I drive but I'm normally rolling with 2 other guys and we are on are own channel.

D-Wash's Comment
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WOW!!!!!!!! I'm lost for words Weatherman ,but what I do know is somewhere down the line that type of madness Will Change!!!!! I hope those guys that drove by Dont Ever have problems on the highway my because I Promise you that KARMA is REAL my friend!!!!!! Stay Safe Weatherman!!!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
D-Wash's Comment
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WOW!!!!!!!! I'm lost for words Weatherman ,but what I do know is somewhere down the line that type of madness Will Change!!!!! I hope those guys that drove by Dont Ever have problems on the highway my because I Promise you that KARMA is REAL my friend!!!!!! Stay Safe Weatherman!!!!!

HANG IN THERE

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
SQ TierHog's Comment
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Thought I'd check in to see if Weatherman got the help he needed. Hope all went well. Since I've never been a driver, I sure didn't think about the other drivers not having on their radios (I didn't think CB's were still used, lol). But, although everyone's on a schedule to make money, wouldn't it have been possible for someone to make an effort to pull over and see if the guy needed help? I could try and imagine that it'd be a pain for other drivers to do that, but, I dunno, it's easy for me to make comment (I probably shouldn't have!) not being a driver. Regardless, wish Weatherman well!

Safe travels,

SQ TierHog

Pat M.'s Comment
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Here are a few things to ponder

1. The time that you are thinking about is in the past. In the past we did not have cell phones to call for help. We did not have Qualcom to call for help. Drivers tend to think that someone has already been called. I pass broke down trucks all the time but in the winter when it is below say 40° then I stop for car or truck.

2. A lot of trucks no longer have CBs in them.

3. New breed of driver is all about the ME generation and can not be bothered to lend a hand.

With the advantage of today's technology help is only a short period away.

Weatherman's Comment
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Appreciate the good thoughts folks but I think my post got misunderstood somewhat. Pat M hit it on the head as to where I was going with my rant. Although I've only been driving 5 years, I've been around trucking most of my life, so a lot of my expectations are Old School based. I never pass a truck that's stopped on the shoulder without at least asking if they need help. I understand drivers not running CB's and such, but it just boggles my mind that NOT ONE PERSON even made that call to me. No, my life wasn't in danger and I had help on the way, but I just can't believe it. Guess I should continue to lower my expectations of the human race. LOL. By the way, rest assured I WILL NOT pass you by on the shoulder without checking on you. confused.gif

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