Submitted by Kenneth Duncan, Rolla, MO
Years ago, as an owner/driver of a tractor trailer truck, I was in Kansas, delivering a soldier’s furniture to his home. We finished unloading about 10:00 that night. As I was leaving that town, it began to rain hard. The road back toward I-70 was a blacktop highway with two lanes. As I was starting to descend a hill, I eased off the accelerator pedal, and immediately the tractor began to slip sideways, swinging to the left. I spun the steering wheel to the right, trying to get back straight. But the truck over corrected and swung to the right past center, causing me to spin the wheel back hard to the left. Then the quick turning of the tractor to the left threw over onto the motor housing in the center of the cab.
Now I didn’t know what to do! I didn’t know where center on the steering was any more. The truck was heading toward a cornfield down in the valley, and I just sat there, staring at that cornfield. My life began to pass before my eyes. I thought about folks finding the truck and my body the next morning. I wondered what my father would think about our tractor-trailer being destroyed, and I thought about my wife and children.
As I sat there going through all this in my mind, I noticed that the trailer hand brake, the one that sits just below the steering wheel in the cab, was glowing. It was glowing! I reached across the cab and slapped it down! Immediately the truck straightened out and moved back to the center of the road. I couldn’t believe it! I slid back onto the driver’s seat and proceeded on to the interstate.
When I reached a wide spot (truck stop), I jumped out of the truck and tried to walk to a phone to tell my wife. But my legs would hardly carry me, they were shaking so badly!
For a long time after that scary incident, I tried to figure where that glow came from. But there was no explanation except what I knew that night, thank you, Lord God, thank you!
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