A Dallas-area Jeep club took to the roads on Tuesday to lend a hand to truck drivers stuck at the bottom of icy roadways, and caught some of the action on film.
Ice, slush, and freezing temperatures struck many parts of Texas on Tuesday, January 31st, and the Dallas area was no exception. Because of the treacherous conditions, Carnales Off Road Club, a group of people who drive Jeeps, decided to forego their regular off-road ride for a more useful activity – helping truckers who were not able to get traction on DFW area roadways.
“We are pulling semis!” said Angel Muniz, a member of the Jeep club. “Toe straps, shackles, you name it we’ve got everything!”
“We pulled a couple cars out but mostly, the truckers. I know they’re probably tired from driving, so it’s good to help them out a little while we can,” she said to WFAA.
“It’s just sad to see them stuck,” she added. “My dad’s a trucker, I feel for them and I want to do everything I can to help them out. And I know the rest of the guys do too. The reality is, it’s bad out. We just want people to be safe.”
The group of jeeps worked together to get enough traction to pull multiple trucks up a hill at Spur 408 and Interstate 20 in southern Dallas County. They say they helped out too many trucks to count.
Check out some footage of the good deeds, below.