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TDOT’s HELP program celebrates ten years of service


More than One Million Served during First Decade of Service

tdot-logo-lgNASHVILLE – From flat tires and empty fuel gauges to major interstate incidents, TDOT’s HELP program is celebrating ten years of service in Tennessee’s urban areas.  HELP trucks began rolling in Nashville and Knoxville in the summer of 1999.  Service began in Memphis and Chattanooga in the summer of 2000.  Since the program launched, TDOT’s HELP drivers have responded to more than a million calls for various types of assistance, including one driver who helped deliver a baby.

“TDOT’s HELP trucks have become a fixture in our urban areas and motorists in distress have come to depend on them,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely. “Our operators are also key partners with police and emergency management agencies during serious incidents, all in an effort to clear our highways as quickly as possible and keep traffic moving.” «Read the rest of this article»

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