Supreme Auto Transport
“I used to. I’ll be honest with you – if it’s a lady with kids, I’ll stop, but there are so many people now that pretend to be stranded and aren’t.”
“Last summer a pregnant woman and her husband were in a pull-off area. They had a flat tire, and the spare was flat, too. I had a compressor, so I filled the tire back up.”
“When I can, but that’s not very often. Usually when I see them it’s too late, and I can’t turn around. When the opportunity presents itself, though, I will.”
Pine Bluff, Ark.
Everett Long Trucking
“I did yesterday. A lady stopped with a flat tire. I pulled over to help just as another guy in a pick-up did, so we jacked it up and changed it for her.”
“Yes. I helped an elderly couple in a Texas rest stop. Their car wouldn’t start, and I gave them some mechanical assistance.”
“Oh, yeah. I’ve been driving 43 years, and I’ve seen people break down. I help them get a mechanic, a cell phone, whatever.”
“Yeah, I stopped to help a lady who had a flat tire, but her lugnuts were stripped, so I couldn’t change it, but I gave her a lift.”
“I haven’t, but if it were older folks or a woman, I would stop to help. It just depends because you never know what you could get into.”
“It all depends on what area it’s in. A lighted area close to the truck stop would be OK.”
Bowling Green, Ky.
North American Van Lines
“I’ve stopped to help one or two. I really don’t have that fear.”
“I have, but it was a long time ago. But I wouldn’t stop today; it seems pretty dangerous.”
“I would, but I never have.”
“I only started driving about a week ago, but I probably would stop. It would depend on the situation.”
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