First time being followed by an automobile

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  1. Trucker 83'

    Trucker 83' Bobtail Member

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    I am a team driver truck driver and this morning around 2ish in the morning. I was being followed by a random automobile driver. The driver attempted twice to get my attention by driving at my pace on my left with the lights on inside the automobile.

    I noticed that the driver first attempt failed so the driver exit the highway and after another one or two miles the driver caught up again. Same action as a second attempt.

    I put my four way flashers and the driver drove off exiting the highway. I felt like the driver was still following as I exit into another highway.

    I managed to stop in a gated building with possible signs of known suspicious drivers who might have contact with this driver that was following me as I approached the gated building.

    Any suggestions would greatly help.
     
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  3. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    Maybe there was something wrong with the truck? The same thing happened to me once in North Carolina, the reason was that my snow chain was making contact with the pavement and sparking. I found this out at a later time, I didn't stop and will never stop for any four wheeler that doesn't have lights and sirens.
     
  4. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Just call 911. Don't stop the truck. Move to the left lane.

    Phrases such as, "I think I saw a gun" might get the police to respond more quickly.
     
  5. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    . Did your team driver not know what to do either? What’s the first thing that came to your mind anyway as options
    But hey I’ll take a stab
    Couple options
    Keep driving and if still can’t shake the guy,
    Call the police.
    Find a well lit and active parking lot to check the truck out
     
  6. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    Flashed my lights and turned my hazards off several times at a car hauler a few weeks ago up in New England who was dragging a ramp. Guess he thought I was trying to rob him, though this wasn't at 2am.
     
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    Trucker 83' Bobtail Member

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  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Warning: Back in the day that's how some men would troll for dates with drivers after dark.
     
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  9. Trucker 83'

    Trucker 83' Bobtail Member

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    Thanks so much for the reply, the red flag for me was the driver exiting the highway and re-entering and catching up, turning on the lights from the inside of the vehicle.

    Then having other regular vehicles driving suspiciously to the location I was heading.

    Luckily nothing happened where I decided to stop. Its gated and an abundance of cameras everywhere.

    Most likely people with to much on their hands
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    What did you see when you looked inside the car while he had the interior lights on?
     
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  11. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    It's just the NSA. Maybe CIA.
     
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