A. Duie Pyle’s Culture Prepares Employees For The Unexpected - Driver Responds To An Amber Alert
WEST CHESTER, PA…
The A. Duie Pyle culture and core values run deep and extend into the communities it serves. Pyle takes pride in its employees’ willingness to go the extra mile in times of tragedy, hardship and in emergency situations.
This dedication to community resulted in the recent rescue of two children who had been abducted and were the subject of an Amber Alert in Southern New England. Soon after the alert came across the radio, A. Duie Pyle line haul driver, Jim Balben, spotted a car near South Windsor, Connecticut matching the description from the Amber Alert. He immediately called the Connecticut State Police, who had not been aware of the abduction in Massachusetts. Jim followed the vehicle until the State Police confirmed the alert and arrived on the scene.
“About 10-15 minutes after the alert was read on Boston’s sports talk station 93.7FM, I saw a car that fit the description pass me and I thought I saw a child’s arm in the back. As the car pulled ahead of me I could see the first and last digits on the license plate which matched the report on the radio, so I contacted the police and followed the car,” said Jim Balben.
Jim’s actions allowed for a quick resolution to the situation and for the safe return of the children. It is this willingness to get involved and go the extra mile that is the foundation of Pyle’s culture. Moving into the future and onto the 4th generation of ownership, A. Duie Pyle will continue to nurture these family values and support the communities it serves.
For information about A. Duie Pyle transportation solutions, visit www.aduiepyle.com or call 800-523-5020.