Have you ever stopped to help a stranded motorist?

| December 12, 2008

IKETHA LEWIS
Houston
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.”

WILLIAM WESPY
Dalton, Ga.
McElroy Trucking

“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.”

DAVID HARRINGTON
Bryan, Texas
Vernon Sawyer

“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.”

RAY MOORE
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.”

CHESTER MEALER
Glenmora, La.
USA Truck

“Yes. I helped an elderly couple in a Texas rest stop. Their car wouldn’t start, and I gave them some mechanical assistance.”

EDWARD BELL
Dutton, Ala.
Independent

“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.”

WARRICK WILSON
Houston
Waggoners Trucking

“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.”

JUAN DIAZ
Brownsville, Texas
Swift

“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.”

FRED SUMMERS
Dallas
Fleet Corp.

“It all depends on what area it’s in. A lighted area close to the truck stop would be OK.”

CEDRIC HAMPTON
Bowling Green, Ky.
North American Van Lines

“I’ve stopped to help one or two. I really don’t have that fear.”

J.W. PETERSON
Ashford, Ala.
C&C Carriers

“I have, but it was a long time ago. But I wouldn’t stop today; it seems pretty dangerous.”

TAPLIA CLENNIN
Springfield, Ill.
Davis Trucking

“I would, but I never have.”

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