Hailing Heroes in the Trucking World
A little over a year ago, forty-year-old Justin Hayne had to drive from Colorado to Texas to get out of the high altitude with a Heimlich valve drainage tube inserted in his chest to avoid another lung collapse. Due to extenuating circumstances, he had to make the drive himself which was deeply concerning to his family and friends as well as to himself.
To make matters even more complicated, much of the trip would be through cell service dead zones. Due to extenuating circumstances, he had to make the drive himself which was deeply concerning to his multitude of family and friends as well as to himself. To make matters even more complicated, much of the trip would be through cell service dead zones.
“He’ll be fine as long as he drives the routes truckers take,” a former paramedic assured. “Truckers will always help anyone in any way they can.”
Fortunately, the trip went without a hitch. Justin made it to Texas and the tube was removed. But others haven’t been so lucky.
Back in June of this year, a Pennsylvania State Trooper who was issuing a traffic citation when he came dangerously close to being struck by a car spinning out of control. The car crashed and a trucker immediately pulled over, positioning his truck to protect the driver, the Trooper, and a slew of other vehicles plowing down the highway, unaware of the wreck. He then blasted his horn and announced the “big-time wreck” on his CB radio. The driver’s heroism was all caught on the Trooper’s dashcam.
Several years ago, another group of truckers protected a man against himself. In April of 2018, a man was threatening to jump off a freeway overpass in Huntington Woods just outside of Detroit. Thirteen semi-trucks lined up below to pad him if he went through with it. Three hours later, the man was safely removed from the bridge where he could get help for his mental issues.
Chances are that sometime during your life, you too have found yourself in a predicament on the highway or interstate and a truck driver came to your aid. That’s what truckers do…they help people.
Dozens of articles and YouTube videos are online singing the praises of heroic truckers who make it a point to go the extra mile for their fellow man. From stopping to give stranded drivers a hand or a lift to block oncoming traffic from barreling into the scene of an accident and even offering a safety net for an individual in distress, truckers are known to be incredible human beings. Recently, they have been in the frontline of those who keep things going as smoothly as possible amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well.
At MJ TruckNation, our hats go off to truckers all across the nation. That’s why we go out of our way to help those who go out of their way. We do all we can to offer our great selection of New and Used Commercial Trucks at rock bottom prices because we want to be there for those who are always there for us.
If you are a truck driver, or if you’d like to be, give MJ TruckNation a call to get you behind the wheel of one of our awesome trucks – (561) 220-9992.