Desperate for a Cool One? Beer Truck Driver Robbed at Noon Stop
We here at Trucker to Trucker, always want the safety of truck drivers, or any driver for that matter, to come first. A little story about a delivery driver in Houston, makes the point about a few precautions you should take at every stop.
No Money for You
A trucker, Rudy Ramirez, was robbed at gunpoint during a beer delivery at a Houston, Texas market. Smartly, Ramirez kept all of the money from transactions in the locked on-board safe. Although the crooks pressed him for money, he didn't have any to give them, and they left without so much as getting a red cent. This proves, once and for all, that having an on-board safe, foiled the bad guys -- who were caught by police about a mile up the road -- possibly saved Rudy from harm, since he had absolutely nothing to offer, and saved the delivery company a full days worth of profits. All in all, it could have been much worse.
No Beer for You
Now, I'm sure that every trucker who reads this is wondering about the crooks intelligence. The thieves not only didn't get any money, they also didn't take any beer! Let's face it, after a long day on the road, what do most truckers look forward too? A tall cold one! What were those crooks thinking?
Making Light of a Serious Subject
We can joke about the little bit of heaven that a beer is after a long dusty day behind the wheel, but the main thing here is to always be careful in your surroundings. If you have an on-board safe, use it, keep your doors locked when you aren't in the truck, and put 911 on your speed dial, just to be on the safe side.
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