RE:Helping fellow drivers
That is great to hear that you do that for one another! It is very important, as it becomes more and more hard to find, that we stick together in this profession. There are enough people and groups out there that are gunnin' for us as drivers already, so the more we stick together the better.
I am notorious for getting out and helping people to back in at one of my two dedicated customers. I often get in my morning walk around the dock lot, where it is very tight for trucks to back into their doors. If I see someone while I am in the truck watching or out walking, I will always be the first one to help spot them into their dock.
Directions to places are something else I help a lot with. Being that I run my area day in and day out, I can usually give someone pretty good "truck route friendly" directions to wherever they are headed here in my home area. It also helps that I know a lot of the warehouses around and can let them know if they can go load/unload early as well!