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Retired trucker lends a helping hand during unexpected road closure

An unexpected road closure due to heavy rains and flooding became an opportunity for a retired trucker to jump back into the driver’s seat and lend his expertise. This occurred on April 3rd, in Vanport, Pennsylvania, where truckers found themselves stuck due to a closure on Route 68.

Quick assist: The anonymous retiree from New Brighton, caught in the traffic himself, approached drivers who were struggling to maneuver their rigs on the narrow road. He offered his help to back up their trucks.

  • One of these drivers, a woman new to the industry, was grateful for his assistance in turning her truck around.

The impromptu volunteer happily said helping out was “the most fun I’ve had in years” before he couldn't stay any longer to help other drivers, reported CDLLife.

Community spirit: The retired driver's actions highlight the camaraderie and support within the trucking community, especially during times of need.

The road remained closed as of the evening, and it's acts like these that showcase the invaluable experience and generosity that retired truckers can provide in a bind.

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