WHAT DO YOU DO UP IN HEAVEN?

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Dear Dad,

A lot of time has past and gone since you left this earth. I know you are happy but I was just wondering Dad, “What do you do up in Heaven?”

As I sit here I think back and I remember the days gone by and the long, lonely nights spent just thinking of how you would drive that “ole semi truck” day after day night after night. You were always in a hurry Dad. You were always wanting to get to your destination on time to deliver the load and always making sure there was another to pick up and drop off at the next point.

Is that what you do up in Heaven Dad?

Can you tell me what it is like driving a  truck up in Heaven Dad?

Are the streets paved with gold like they say?

Do the sun’s rays dance on the streets and make them sparkle?

They say you can  actually see the sun rays dancing on the pavement as you drive down Heaven’s streets.

They say the clouds are always bursting with tiny showers of brilliantly gleaming stars to always shine a light for all truckers that deliver loads up in Heaven.

Is it true Dad?

Is there no special time to deliver a load?  Is there always another load waiting?

Is it really like they say it is up in Heaven Dad?

I can’t help but wonder Dad, is time just a thing of the past now that you have arrived up in Heaven?   Are you still in a hurry Dad?

They say we get to do great and wonderful things up in Heaven!

I hope it is all they say it is Dad.

I hope you are as happy as I dream you to be because here on earth, time seems to have come to a standstill since you left. This world is an empty place without you Dad!  I still miss your smile, your laughter, all the good times we had together. So many times I ask myself why you left this earth in such a hurry!    Why was there no warning sign!     Why?

So many times my mind drifts back to the day you left this earth. So many painful memories of events that led up to the horrible accident that left the whole town in tears! So many people who told the stories of  how courageous you were when they seen you trying  so hard to stop your truck from hitting people as you went through the parking lot. But you knew it was not possible because the brakes would not work! In my mind I can still see you wondering what to do. I can see you trying to make the truck stop. I know your decision to swerve the truck and let it go over that cliff was the only thing left to do just to keep from hitting that bus load of children. In everyone’s eyes, and even mine Dad, you are a hero! I know you did the right thing.  Heaven received a brave angel that day! But here on earth I sure do miss you Dad! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t remember something you taught me, or something funny you had to say. You always had that half way smile on your face and that special grin. When I close my eyes  I see you just as if you are still here, but I know it is just a dream.

Since you have left there has always been so many unanswered questions in my mind Dad. Did you ever think the Air Brake Treadle Valve would quit working like it did?

How there was no warning that it was going to malfunction like it did? I often ask myself why it had to be you Dad, that was taken from this earth, but I guess  Heaven needed you too!

Since you have left  I try everyday to bring awareness of the Air Brake Treadle Valve Problem to the attention of the news media, but no one wants to help! I have talked to Senators and the Congress people and they never respond. I guess they are too busy to worry about people dying on the roads and highways down here on earth. I have talked to the NHTSA and they sent a letter saying at this time it is not important enough to look into. So many times I have talked to FMCSA and they say they have more important things to do than to look at how the Air Brake Treadle Valve is causing accidents and endangering everyone’s safety on the roads and highways. I have also talked to the NHTSB and they say it is not their department. It is so upsetting to know that a problem as dangerous as the Air Brake Treadle Valve is being cast aside and not important enough for anyone to look into.  Here on earth Dad there is pain and destruction, so much greed and corruption! And we wonder why lives are being lost! So Dad will you please do me a favor? Will you please ask God to send me a message to show me how to help others so they don’t have to lose  their father or mother due to the Air Brake Treadle Valve Problem.

I know I am asking a lot for people to take time and look at what is really causing Buses and Trucks to not have brakes that work right when they need them to. I wish there was a way to make everyone see that there is a major problem here!

I just hope no more children have to die or their mothers or their fathers due to the Air Brake Treadle Valve Problem. I pray that no more children have to grow up in this world with out their parents because of the Air Brake Treadle Valve.10313608_319442631564233_2262349163968072700_n

Well that’s all I have to say for now Dad.

I hope the angels are flying beside you Dad as you drive down Heaven’s streets paved with gold. A smile always comes across my face when I think of how happy you must be up in Heaven.   I can just see you now, sitting in the driver’s seat of that “ole semi truck,” and that halfway smile on your face as the angels lift you up and soar through the Heavens. You always had that special grin Dad.  I know you are truly happy!

Until we meet again,

Your Son

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Please feel free to contact Allan if you have any questions regarding information about the Treadle Valve!

Airbrake Info:  1-573-475-8531

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I AM SORRY!

I AM SORRY !

I am Sorry!  That the people who can help stop the Treadle Valve Problem will Not!

I am Sorry!  That the Government Agencies who say they care about all people
on the Roads and Highways do not care about the Treadle Valve Problem that is causing major accidents throughout the country on the roads and highways everyday.

I am Sorry!  That the Government Agencies who are to secure the safety of all the
People on the roads and highways are not smart enough to understand the dangers of the Treadle Valve that endangers ever one that travels down the roads and highways.

I am Sorry!  For all the commercial drivers who lost their life because the Treadle
Valve failed to work!

I am Sorry!  For all the passengers in buses that were injured or lost their life due to
the Treadle Valve  that stopped working!

I am Sorry! For all the people who have lost their life or has been injured when a commercial
vehicle impacted their vehicle due to the Treadle Valve Problem.

I am Sorry! That the inspectors that could find the truth of the accident when
It is the Treadle Valve Problem does not go the extra mile to determine the real cause!

I am Sorry! For over eight years I have been working on stopping the Treadle
Valve Problem but not one government office has cared enough to stand with me in order to complete a mission that is so important to saving lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am Sorry! Today the treadle valve air brake problem is still causing Accidents and still causing death and injury to people on the roads and Highways!

I am Sorry! To all the Government Offices, Congress, Senators, FMCSA, NHTSA,
NHTSB, and any other safety Department that has to do with
Safety on the roads and highways to inform you THAT I AM NOT STOPPING UNTIL THE TREADLE VALVE AIR BRAKE PROBLEM IS FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AS A MATTER OF FACT WE HAVE A BRAND NEW PROGRAM COMING OUT SOON TO HELP BRING AWARENESS TO THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM !!!!!!!!!!!

May God bless the children that ride in our vehicles and on our School buses everyday that are being put in harm’s way! As you may recall, earlier this year I received a letter from NHTSA informing me that they had more important issues to deal with than the Treadle Valve Problem and that they did not see a need for an investigation at this time! I can’t think of anything that is more important than someone’s life! It saddens me to think that there are so many people out there that are keeping a blind eye to one of the most dangerous problems effecting everyone’s safety on our roads and highways.  What is it going to take to get everyone to see how dangerous this problem really is!  What if….think for just a moment….what if there is an accident and you find out that the Treadle Valve was the reason that you lost someone who is so precious to you and you were told that there were more important issues that had to be dealt with than the Treadle Valve……please stand by me now before it is too late and let’s put an end to the Treadle Valve Accidents!  I don’t want to see anyone else lose their life or the life of a loved one just because no one will listen!!!!!

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IF YOU NEED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT!

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AIR BRAKE INFO: 573-475-8531  

E-MAIL midnightrunner2012@hotmail.com

LETTER TO FMCSA/NHTSA/NHTSB

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DOES IT TAKE A CELEBRITY TO GET INJURED OR KILLED BEFORE SOMEONE TAKES NOTICE OF THE TREADLE VALVE AIR BRAKE PROBLEM!

I STARTED CONTACTING EACH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OVER EIGHT YEARS AGO AND AS OF TODAY NOT ONE DEPARTMENT HAS HELPED TO STOP THE TREADLE VALVE AIR BRAKE PROBLEM THAT IS CAUSING ACCIDENTS ON THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. ALL I EVERY GET FROM TALKING TO ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICES IS “WE WILL LOOK INTO THIS OR WE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK OR IT WILL TAKE TIME TO LOOK INTO THE PROBLEM.” THE PROBLEM IS, NO ONE EVER CONTACTS YOU BACK UNTIL YOU SHOW UP AT ONE OF THE SEMINARS OR BOOTHS AT MATS AND ASK WAY WILL YOU NOT HELP? IN FEBRUARY I DID RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE NHTSA SAYING AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN STARTING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM.

 

1. I ASK YOU FMCSA, NHTSA, NHTSB WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET HELP TO STOP CAUSING ACCIDENTS ON THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS?

2. HOW MANY ACCIDENTS ON THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS DO YOU NEED TO START AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM?

WHY WILL YOU NOT HAVE YOUR EXPERTS SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE WITH ME SO I CAN EXPLAIN WHY AND HOW THE PROBLEM IS SO DANGEROUS?

FMCSA, YOU TOLD ME AT MATS THAT AT THIS TIME YOU HAVE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES THAN TO DEAL WITH THE TREADLE VALVE AIR BRAKE PROBLEM!

NHTSA, NHTSB, FMCSA, OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICE OVER ACCIDENTS.

1.I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE ATTENTION OF ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO HELP?

2.IS EIGHT YEARS OF CONTACTING YOU AND ASKING YOU TO SEE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT IS CAUSING ACCIDENTS EVERY DAY ON THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS NOT AN IMPORTANT ENOUGH ISSUE TO LOOK AT?

 

IS MORE DEATHS AND ACCIDENTS THAN THE GM IGNITION SWITCH RECALL THAT JUST CAME TO THE PUBLIC NOTICE NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE OF A MAJOR PROBLEM?

HOW MANY MORE DEATHS ARE YOU GOING TO LET HAPPEN BEFORE YOU LOOK INTO THE PROBLEM?

 

WITH THE RECALLS STARTING IN THE 1970’S AND STILL GOING ON TODAY IN EVERY MFG. OF SEMI TRUCKS AND SOME MODELS OF BUSES THAT TRAVEL DOWN THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS EVERY DAY NOT A BIG ENOUGH ISSUE TO LOOK AT? WHY CAN’T YOU AT LEAST TAKE THE TIME TO GIVE SOMEONE THE CHANCE TO SHOW YOU THE INFORMATION ON HOW DANGEROUS THE PROBLEM REALLY IS? REALLY? DO YOU NOT HAVE THE TIME TO LISTEN?

FMCSA IS THIS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

THIS IS ON YOUR FMCSA WEB PAGE, IS THIS NOT YOUR MISSION?

IF IT IS THEN WHY ARE YOU NOT WORRIED ABOUT WHAT IS CAUSING ACCIDENTS?

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED ANY MORE INFORMATION ON THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM!

CONTACT INFO: MIDNIGHTRUNNER2012@HOTMAIL.COM

AIR BRAKE INFO: 573-475-8531

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ AND CONTACT YOUR SENATOR OR SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL 573-651-0964

MOMMA WHY DID GOD TAKE MY DADDY?

I was at a truck stop in Missouri on I.H.55 just south of I.H.57, when I ran into an old trucker friend of mind, Old Corkey. It sure was good to see the old friend of mine. Well we went in and sat down and begin to talk about old times. How we both missed old fat boy and the good times we had with him. How we could still hear him talk as if he was right there with us today. How we all sure missed the tomatoes that his dad use to raise. Corkey ask if I was still trying to stop the air brake problem that had taken the lives of so many bus and truck drivers. I said I guess I am just too stubborn to stop. I’ve been doing it now going on nine years. Sure hope I have saved the life of a trucker or two. I told my friend Corkey, just the other day I got a call from a lady thanking me for all the hard work I have done to try to bring awareness of the Treadle Valve problems that have caused so many accidents. I could tell what she said to me came straight from the heart. It went something like this!

Dear Allan, I’d like to thank you for what you’re doing to stop another child from having to ask the question my little boy has ask so many times. It’s hard to answer when you don’t know how to ease the child’s heart from hurting. I try to comfort him the best I can but his mind still has no answers when his heart is so empty and his soul feels so lost of the love one he needs so much. A mother searches for the right words to say when her child is hurting inside. How can I answer his question when I wonder what the answer to the question is myself sometime. I often wonder, “Why did God take Kevin away?” And every night I pray no other child has to ask such a painful question, “Why did God take my Daddy!”

You see, the Father of this little boy was riding in a fire truck one day when the Treadle Valve failed. The fire truck was going down a hill and coming to a T intersection. The treadle valve failed and the brakes quit working! The fire truck then went through the brick gate and into a school filled with children. The father passed away and three other firefighters were hurt that day. The rest is history, the story is old news, and fades away and is forgotten by everyone except the little boy who has to grow up with out a father. He is left to try to deal with the pain of having no one to play baseball with or go to the football games with or to help him through life as he grows up!

“Yeah Corkey, if I can just save one child so they can grow up with their parents to see them through life it will be all worth it.” My prayers won’t be answered until the Government agrees to start an investigation on the problem. When the Treadle Valve problem that is causing so many accidents is stopped from causing so many drivers to have accidents on the roads and highways. To stop from all people from being in danger on the roads and highways due to the treadle problem including little children. Only then will my prayers be answered. “Corkey do you have any ideal how it is to hit a car when you’re grossing 80,000 lbs. and hit a vehicle with a person in it? Well my friend let me tell you this much, you do not want to know that feeling. Trust me!”

I watched as Corkey sat in thought for a minute. “What can I do to HELP?” said Corkey. Well to get started we need all the people we can get to help get an investigation started due to the treadle valve problem. If everyone would get together and call their local senators office and let them know that this needs to be done maybe someone would listen. Maybe just maybe we could save the lives of so many people who are traveling on our roads and highways. One thing is for sure it is going to take everyone!

PLEASE EVERYONE! PICK UP YOUR PHONES! DIAL THOSE NUMBERS! STAND BY ME AND HELP ME STOP ACCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING ON OUR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE THAT YOU LOVE! IT’S TIME TO STOP THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM! IT’S TIME FOR AN INVESTIGATION!!

SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL’S OFFICE
1-573-651-0964

For more information about the Treadle Valve please feel free to call:
1-573-475-8531

BY: Allan Powel

TRUCKERS’ GOOD TIMES!

 

You know sometimes as I’m driving down these old roads and highways I forget to give thanks of how lucky I am to still be here and to be able to enjoy the beautiful sights this old world allows me to see. As I sit in my old truck looking out the windshield: I finally realize how truly blessed I am!

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You know sometimes a trucker gets so tied up in the C.B. talk about how FMCSA is always after the truck driver. And then when a trucker gets a chance they look on FaceBook at what is happening and begins to send messages to all their trucker friends. Most the time it is to inform another trucker about a new law or a new way to cut a driver’s pay. Or something that just happened to another driver or their truck. Then there is always the talk about the price of diesel. I guess truck drivers have complained since the beginning of driving, kind of like a way of life out here on the road. That’s easy to do when you stay so many hours away from home and loved ones.

 

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ONCE IN A WHILE IT’S TIME TO STOP AND THANK GOD FOR THE GRATEFULNESS AND ALL THE JOY IN BEING A TRUCK DRIVER!

How for each and everyday you still travel up and down these old roads and see the scenery out your front “windshield to the world.” How many times you weren’t paying attention and nothing happened . All the slick roads and wet highways you been thru. Even thou there might have been a lot of close calls you still made it through. When that car load of hasty drivers cut you off you swerved just in time to stop the accident. How some times you’re so sick you could not even hold your head up. You still made it to drop the load and reload and go down the road again.

 

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THEN THERE’S THOSE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF HOW EVERY TRUCKER INSIDE OF THE TRUCK IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT AND A LITTLE UNIQUE!

 

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IT’S THE BEAUTY OF THE NIGHT TIME WHEN YOUR COMING INTO A TOWN AND SEE ALL THE PEOPLE ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND TRAVELING ABOUT THAT MAKES IT ALL WORTH THE TRIP!

And yet there will always come a sad day for all old truckers for they know one day it will come to an end. But here will always be the precious memories and good times they will take with them and talk about forever in their journey as a TRUCKER!

THANK GOD FOR THE TRUCKERS WITH OUT THEM THERE WOULD BE NO WAY OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT TODAY!

SEE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU EAT ,OR WEAR, OR USE EVERYDAY IS BROUGHT BY A TRUCKER!

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A TRUCKER! THANKS TO ALL THE TRUCKERS THAT TRAVEL DOWN OUR HIGHWAYS AND ROADS EVERYDAY FOR THEIR HARD WORK, DEDICATION, AND SACRIFICES THAT THEY MAKE TO ENSURE THAT EVERYTHING WE NEED IS BROUGHT TO US AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL YOUR FAMILIES!

BY: ALLAN POWEL

ALLAN’S STORY: FROM THE HEART OF A CHILD

WHY ME LORD?

A little boy gets on the school bus with his lunch box and heads off to school. As he gets on the bus he heads to the back to a seat by himself. He’s having a hard time today as he looks out the window while the bus goes down the road. He was wishing the day was already over so he could go home.Today at school is Father’s Day, a day for all fathers to come and enjoy the day with their children. But today, just like the last three years, the little boy will have no father beside him to enjoy this special day or to visit with the other children.

The school bus finally gets to the school and the little boy is the last one to get off the bus. All the other children are talking and so excited about today because their fathers will be coming today for the special event. The little boy goes to his class room and sits and watches the other children as they are joking, laughing, throwing paper airplanes, and feeling good about what is going to happen today. The little boy just sits quietly and just takes it all in.

truckThe little boy tries so hard not to let his sorrow show as he remembers back in the day when his father was alive and how he could not wait for the weekend just to see that big semi truck and trailor come down the lane. The little boy’s father would honk the horn and you could hear the sound of the air brakes release as his father stopped the big truck. Finally the little boy’s father would turn off the lights and step out of the truck. Remembering back when he would run to his father and his father would pick him up and lift him way up high in the air and then hold on to him and hug him so tight. His unforgettable memories of hearing his father say, “whatcha been doing little trucker!” The little boy would smile and say, “waiting for you to come and go fishing.”fishing

One day a policeman came to the little boy’s house with a message that the father was in a semi truck accident. The policeman said something went wrong and caused the truck to lose control and go over a cliff. The truck’s air brake valve in the floor had stuck and the driver had no brakes. The witness said he went into a wall of rocks before hitting a greyhound bus in the rear. He tried to slow the semi truck and trailor down. As he was going down the mountain his truck was rubbing against the big rocks and finally went into the ditch and over the side of the mountain.

roseWhat a sad day it was, the little boy’s father was laid to rest, another trucker gone to trucker heaven. But not just a trucker. This time it was the little boy’s hero, a man who the little boy will never be able to forget! This time the trucker was his father. As the little boy tries so hard to hold back the tears and the pain that is laying so heavily in his heart, he can’t help but whisper the words, “Why me Lord, why did it have to be my father?”

The little boy just sit quietly as the other children left the classroom to join their fathers. The teacher looked at the little boy and said, “are you going to go and join the other children and visit your father?” The little boy did not say a word. Politely the teacher asks, “why so sad my child, could your father not get the day off from work to be here for this special occasion?” The teacher patiently waited for the little boy’s response.

With eyes filled with tears the little boy said, “My father does not live with us any more he went to be a truck driver in heaven.” The teacher sit quietly as she looked at the little boy. She could see the sadness in the little boys face, the hurt and pain that was showing through with every word that the little boy was saying. Suddenly the teacher’s eyes filled with tears and she began to cry when the little boy looked at the teacher and  said, “I ASK THE LORD EVERY NIGHT WHY ME? Why do I have to live without a father? Can you tell me why?”

The little boy began to cry as he spoke to the teacher, Please teacher, could you tell me why some one would make an air brake valve that would stop working and is causing so many accidents? Why do families have to go without their fathers because of a defective air brake valve? I see all the other children laughing and having fun today with their fathers. Why will I never get the chance to be thrown up in the air by my father and feel his warm tight hugs again or have the enjoyment of going fishing with my father? WHY ME? Can you tell me why teacher? I ASK THE LORD AND HE NEVER RESPONDED. The teacher looked down at the little boy as tears were running down his cheeks. The teacher was so heartbroken by the sad words from the little boy. Her mind searched for the words to try to comfort the little boy but she couldn’t find them. The teacher had no words! Come here my child. As she held the child so firmly in her arms she could feel his little body trembling as he tried to deal with the pain and sorrow, she knew she did not have the answers that the little boy was so desperately seeking. All she could do was hold him and try to comfort him.

The school day was finally over and all the children left with their fathers but the little boy. Today the little boy was the only one the bus driver had to take home. The little boy sit quietly as he rode the school bus home all alone.

To the little boy the day seemed to have lasted forever but night time finally came and once again the little boy knelt down beside his bed to say his prayers and his words tonight were the same as many nights past……………………….

truck and heaven“WHY ME LORD? WHAT HAVE I EVER DONE TO LIVE WITH OUT MY FATHER? WHY ME LORD?”

WILL YOU PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE FIGHT TO STOP ACCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING DUE TO THE TREADLE VALVE IN BUSES AND SEMI TRUCKS!

WILL YOU STAND BY ME?
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PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO STAND BY ME!! TAKE THE TIME TO CALL
SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL’S OFFICE!!

573-651-0964

IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND STOP THE AIR BRAKE PROBLEM THAT IS CAUSING ACCIDENTS! MAKE THAT CALL!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!! HELP BRING AWARENESS TO THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM!!! HELP ME STOP THIS DEADLY PROBLEM!! HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE!!

PLEASE SAVE A LIFE…….MAKE THAT CALL!!!!!

CONTACT ALLAN AT: 573-475-8531

MIDNIGHTUNNER2012@HOMAIL.COM

BY: ALLAN POWEL

SEND YOUR BEST ANGEL FOR MOMMA

ALLAN’S STORY

SEND YOUR BEST ANGEL FOR MOMMA!

Will you please play the song as you read the story!

 

I remember the day my daddy got hurt while driving a truck. The police came to the door and told my momma that daddy was hurt and in the hospital. He was chaining down a load of pipe when one of the chains broke and the pipe came down on him. It seemed like forever before daddy was well and was able to come home. Finally one day an ambulance brought my dad home and when he got out he was in a wheel chair. He would never be able to walk again.

From that day on momma took it on her own to be the bread-winner of the house. I remember her and my daddy talking about her taking over the truck and how he wished she would just sell it. But not momma, she knew it was the only way of keeping a roof over our heads and food on our table. Times were getting real hard and daddy could not afford insurance and the bills from his accident were adding up fast.

Dad had taken momma on the road a lot before I  came along and she was a pretty good driver. One day momma packed up the Ice Chest and put it in the truck. She told me to be good and to listen to what dad had to say. She told me she would be back in a week or so.   We both watched as momma climbed up into the big semi just like daddy use to, it was like she had been driving for years. It seemed like a long time till momma came back home.

Just like daddy, momma would come home telling all the events that had happened on the road. I watched as it saddened my dad as she told all the truck driver stories. For he knew his days on the road were gone for ever. As the years went by momma became well-known from the south to the north trucking down that old road. We were all so proud of momma.

As time went by I could see my dad slowly going away. The sadness in his eyes became heavier everyday. One day while I was playing out side the angels came for my daddy. As I came in the house I could tell he was at rest. Grandpa lived down the road but it seemed like it took forever to get there. As I walked through the gate I guess Grandpa saw the look on my face. I remember him saying it will be all right little man. The only words I could say were, Grandpa the angels have come for daddy. Not a word was said as he held me oh so tight. Well from that day on when momma left out on the truck, Grandpa would come and stay to keep watch over me until momma got back home. I would listen as he talked about the old days and every night me and Grandpa would play checkers.

On a cold dark night with the wind shivering through the woods and almost blowing the truck to the side of the road, momma knew the travel would soon become rough.   Momma was a really good driver and she knew the road so well. Momma knew she was coming upon a steep curve up ahead so she began to step on the brakes but the brakes did not work! As the curve came upon her she tried harder and harder to stomp on the brake pedal but it would not go down. As the truck went into the curve it slid off the edge of the road and over the cliff. The big truck layed on its side. That’s the night that the angels came for my momma.
I never will forget the night the police came to the door to tell Grandpa the news of the wreck. It was like the whole world come to an end. Grandpa just stood still not saying a word until he looked at me. With a trembling voice I heard Grandpa say, “Come here son.” I could tell as the tears roll down Grandpa’s face that momma would not be coming back home again.

A couple of years later Grandpa passed away and the state come and took me away. I would stay at one place for a while and then they would move me again.

I have grown up now but I always prayed that some day I would see her in heaven again. See I was only 10 years old the day the angels came for Momma. The accident report reads that she was going too fast to take the curve on the ice and snow. I knew that was not like momma to drive too fast, for she was always a careful driver. The truth is the Treadle Valve stuck and would not allow the brakes to apply.  Today I still remember the night the angels came and got my momma!

The story above shows us what could happen to a family when one of the parents are seriously injured or killed due to the Defective Treadle Valve!! We all need to stand together to help bring awareness to everyone about the TREADLE VALVE and the dangers it can cause to drivers all around on our roads and highways.  Please with everyone’s help we can put an end to the massive and horrible accidents that are happening on our roads and highways.  Below is the phone number to call to help bring an end to horrible accidents that are being caused due to a defective product.  Please don’t let another accident take the life of someone who you love!!

GET TOGETHER!!! SPEAK OUT!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!! TOGETHER WE CAN ALL HELP PUT AN END TO THIS DANGEROUS PROBLEM!!! HELP OUR TRUCK DRIVERS AND ALL MOTORIST ON OUR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BE SAFE!!!! ONE LIFE IS ONE TOO MANY TO LOSE!!!!!!

 

WILL YOU STAND BY ME AND HELP STOP THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM FROM EVER HAPPENING AGAIN?

WILL YOU HELP ME SEND A MESSAGE THAT IT IS TIME TO STOP THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM!

WILL YOU PLEASE TAKE JUST 5 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME AND CALL SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL’S OFFICE AT 1-573 – 651- 0964 AND SAY IT IS TIME TO STOP THE TREADLE VALVE PROBLEM!

 

BY:  ALLAN POWEL

midnightrunner2012@hotmail.com

1-573-475-8531