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marathontrucker - 11/7/2013 5:27:10 AM
   
Helping fellow drivers
My blog yesterday told of a fellow driver helping other drivers. It encouraged me to pay it forward. How do you help your fellow drivers? Personally, I think it is a great show of camaraderie to help spot a driver into a tight spot.

Craig McCue
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sasquatch - 11/7/2013 1:32:12 PM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
We help each other on the fire line and in fire camp. We help by spotting when maneuvering and if someone breaks down or breaks a part on their truck, we will provide assistance if at all possible. It may be in the form of driving dozens of miles into town for parts or if we have the spare part we will provide it on the spot. I have helped other operators and I have in turn been helped and it is always greatly appreciated.
Business owner and part-time operator of a seasonal business.

Jeff Clark
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marathontrucker - 11/8/2013 8:20:26 PM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
I would imagine that on the fire line-it gets really important.

Nicola Gilbert
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Pittiemama27 - 4/30/2015 4:18:37 PM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
I dont drive yet but I dont think I have ever seen drivers helping each other out on the road except in rest stop areas and that is still very rarely.

Roger Mansfield
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BluejaysRoger - 8/7/2015 7:20:53 AM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
The new 'modern' example of drivers helping drivers is via social media. I personally have a community of drivers that follow each other on Instagram and twitter. We talk about places to eat, companies we work for, load volumes, etc.

Roger Mansfield
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BluejaysRoger - 8/7/2015 7:20:58 AM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
The new 'modern' example of drivers helping drivers is via social media. I personally have a community of drivers that follow each other on Instagram and twitter. We talk about places to eat, companies we work for, load volumes, etc.

Roger Mansfield
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BluejaysRoger - 8/7/2015 7:21:00 AM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
The new 'modern' example of drivers helping drivers is via social media. I personally have a community of drivers that follow each other on Instagram and twitter. We talk about places to eat, companies we work for, load volumes, etc.

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Linda.caffee - 8/9/2015 7:02:47 PM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
The networking using social media works well and it works fast.

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TWade - 1/22/2016 4:38:43 PM
   
RE:Helping fellow drivers
As a Walmart driver, we help each other out all the time. It may be directions to a new vendor or to a store outside of our area. Or it may be to help get axles to slide. We don't take our 34 on the road and if a driver miscalculates his 70 hours we may go and get him and let him drive our car back to the DC while we drive the truck. We are family.

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Angustrans - 1/25/2016 8:25:22 PM
   
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!

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