Never park your truck on the end parking space no matter how easy it is to get in and out of, you risk being hit by guys going around the corner and hitting your rig with their trailer swing.
What are the safest and most dangerous truckstops??
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My husband is a somewhat new driver (been 20 years). I gleaned information off this thread to print out for him. I thought someone might also be interested in printing off a condensed list.
Condensed and edited from posters on this thread;
Driver was killed at the TA east in Ontario,CA.
Both TA's in Ontario CA are dangerous.
Don't stop in West Memphis at all.
If someone comes up to your truck and you do not know them, do NOT get out of your truck. Keep your doors locked at all times. If you don't idle your truck, at least make sure you have air in it so you can move the truck quickly if you need to.
The worst truck stops....The Pilots in Memphis- T/A Gary,IN - The Pilot on the loop in Atlanta
A driver was beaten and robbed at the Pilot in Corbin , KY . He was in his truck and an individual told him he (the person outside ) had hit the driver's trailer and damaged it . When the driver went behind the truck several bums were waiting and beat him and took his cash .
If anybody says they damaged your truck , stay put and tell them to pull their truck around in the row in front of you and show you on their truck where it made contact . If somebody says the rear of my truck is damaged I'm gonna start it up and pump the brakes and see if anyone runs from behind it .
A driver was shot and killed in a rest area in Platte City, MO off of I29
Lot Lizards: you just tell them no thanks. You tell them sternly to leave or lie to them that you have no money. Other truckers can be just as dangerous if not more than the vagrants or lot lizards. Just because they drive a truck it doesn't mean they are honest.
Flying J & Pilot/Dallas
TA/Dallas & Rockwall
Any truckstop within 50 miles of NYC
Any truckstop close to Philadelphia or Baltimore
The Pilot at Birmingham, AL
TA in Binghamton, NY
Any place in Gary, In
TA in montgomery AL
Twin TAs in Ontario
Most truck stops in Arkansas
Flying J Dallas and Indianapolis
JR's in OKC
The Pilot on the loop in Atlanta
Pilot in Corbin , KY
T/A and Pilot and 75 Chrome Shops in Wildwood Fl
Truck stop in Pine Bluff Arkansas next to McDonalds
Pilot in Dallas
TA in Jessup
Flying J up by seattle just off I5 you can get in there but you cant get out
TA in Denton,TX
Flying J in Arora Co (lot size too small)
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