Trucker goes above and beyond the call of duty
There is a new hero in the trucking industry who helped save the life of a 4-year-old boy. According to The News Tribune, Dan Barton of Portland, Oregon, was navigating his big rig along Highway 395 in Washington state when he spotted a small boy wandering along the dangerous road. Traffic stopped and Barton motioned for the child to come over to his truck, where he was pulled to safety.
Although the little boy only spoke Spanish, Barton did his best to find out where he was from and return him to his guardians. Spanish-speaking dispatchers helped assist in the situation, and the child was returned to his worried aunt.
"For truck drivers, time is money. Sitting on the road and doing what he did is well beyond what is normally done these days," Robert Lamay, state patrol trooper on duty at the time, told the news source.
Drivers who want to be prepared for these types of life-or-death situations may wish to consider taking trucking safety classes or brush up on one's compliance training for truck drivers. These courses can assist truckers in learning about how to react to difficult occurrences on the road and make them feel prepared for anything that comes their way.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
There is a new hero in the trucking industry who helped save the life of a 4-year-old boy.