Signs Of Good Samaritan Help
Driving a commercial vehicle can be a challenging task.
From handling all the goods and other loads to maintaining the truck in proper condition alone, trucking can be one of the most daunting jobs in the world.
Have you ever been pulled over and fined by a transportation inspector for say, having a broken taillight, unsecured load, dysfunctional signal lights or any other minor issue that seemed to escape your notice or wasn’t even there when you set out on your journey?
With such a large vehicle, of course, it is easy to miss out one little thing or another.
But it is also likely that a passing car or vehicle noticed what you missed out and tried to signal you, and you perhaps missed that too, or couldn’t understand their signal in the first place.
Know the signs
People often try to help commercial drivers spot an error they might have missed. But given the high speed of every vehicle on the highway, and the fact that you are at a much higher elevation than most other vehicles, a helper might not be noticeable to you.
Look for signs such as flashing headlights, untimely honking, or vehicles leveling off with your truck. They are probably trying to catch your attention to warn you.
If you experience a breakdown and don’t have a strong cell phone signal, do not panic.
Signal a passing vehicle for help and if there is none in sight, see if you can fix the issue yourself.
Check to see if it’s something simple like running out of fuel, a broken battery connection or a shortage of water in the cooling tank.
If it’s something more complicated, look for a call box along the highway or try switching to a local network in your phone settings.