An ordinary day of driving for Jim Lowe of Johnny Morris Farms of Pelham, Tenn., turned into an extraordinary one on Jan. 9 in Marion County, Tenn.
Soon after hearing an Amber Alert notice, Lowe spotted a vehicle matching that description. In the video below — based on Overdrive’s monthly Knights of the Road feature — Lowe tells in his own words how he and other truckers responded.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.