By stopping, I was able to talk it through with my friend. I realized I needed to adjust my driving to address the new situation. My driving reality had changed. Instincts for driving a passenger car would apply differently to pulling the trailer. I would need to be more attentive and vigilant to my driving. I was able to restart and drive on without further incident.
I thank God for the trucker who motioned me to a stop. He made all the difference.
Is there someone like that in your life who challenges you to stop what you are doing? Can you be that person for someone else, even a complete stranger?