How do you maintain your safety while parked?

JERRY WITNER
Hazleton, Pa.
Perchak Trucking
“I just lock the doors, but sometimes the lot lizards wake me up.”

MIKE JONES
Lynchburg, Va.
Southern Cal Transport
“I lock my truck.”

JAMES WILLIS
Baytown, Texas
Quality Carriers
“My baseball bat.”

MICHAEL JOHNSON
Dallas, Texas
Eagle Global Logistics
“I don’t get out of my truck, and I lock the doors. I try to park near the building.”

GREG SPICER
White Bluff, Tenn.
Highway 70 Towing and Recovery
“I drive a car hauler, so I park in the back row so other trucks won’t run into me.”

MIKE HARPER
Birmingham, Ala.
Accelerated Freight Group
“I lock my doors. I don’t sleep that hard. Some drivers put bungee cords over their doors.”

SINGH BANWAIT
San Jose, Calif.
Independent
owner-operator
“I have an alarm on my truck.”

WILLIE GASKIN
St. Louis
Landstar System
“I keep the good Lord in hand. He’s the only protection you need.”

KEITH MORRIS
Pittsburgh
Fraley and Schilling
“Just lock the doors.”

BRUCE DUBELL
Toledo, Ohio
Quality Carriers
“I have an equalizer. I’m not going to be more specific than that, but whoever comes in my truck is going to meet his match.”

JOHN SMITH
Dallas
Independent
owner-operator
“I lock the door. I have a sign that says, ‘Do not disturb.’ I’ve been driving since ’69, and I’ve never had anyone bother me.”

CARL ORTON
Tyler, Texas
Averitt Express
“I lock my doors and keep the windows rolled up.”

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