Come Ride Along in a TruckApr 26th, 2013 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog
My husband listens to talk radio in his office. I like to listen too, but I find my blood pressure goes up when some topics are being discussed and listeners call in and offer — in my opinion — some really stupid, weird, off-the-wall thoughts and advice. I find myself asking, “really?”
I think the media takes what it wants to out of a story or event to shock the listening public and then keeps putting it in our faces — kind of like a dog that won’t let go of a bone. When I see or hear something over and over and over, I want to shout enough already!
I was watching news coverage one night of an accident on a local highway. The announcer stated the tower finally had the highway cleared after five hours. He failed to mention the accident was a fatality and the fire department, EMTs, local and state police and investigators were also on the scene. Just because the tower is the last entity to take care of the vehicle at the scene, the media makes it seem like we’re at fault for taking time to clear it. They make it seem like the tower is causing the traffic back-ups and headaches for Mr. Joe Driver. Give me a break already. Get the story straight and give the tower some credit for quick clearance once we’re given the OK to remove the vehicle.
As you may suspect, I’m in a “mood.” I get so tired of hearing how towers are ripping off the motoring public, overcharging insurance companies and when there are problems on the highways, we’re always to blame.
For people to truly understand our business, they must walk in our shoes — or rather — ride along in our trucks.