Anyone picked up dropped off in Swift Otay Mesa terminal?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by yamia, Jul 1, 2022.

  1. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    Hi
    I'm in process of accepting an account from Swift Otay Mesa (San Diego Mexico border) terminal.
    Wondering if someone can tell me if there is parking for drivers private car. According google reviews it is "park trailer in yard, park bobtail in street!" but nobody said where they park their own car, if they start and end their trip in that terminal.
    I tried to call them and ask but call doesn't go thru.
     
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

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    I'm a Swifty and been there several times, although probably been over a year since I was there.
    If you go to Google maps, type in Swift Otay Mesa and switch to satellite view, at the terminal you'll notice a car sized parking lot in the Northwest area of the terminal. Looks like it has about 50 car parking spaces. Unsure what restrictions may apply to parking your POV there. But, physically there is a parking lot for cars there.
     
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  4. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    to the right of the entrance is where the 4wheelers park. small parking area.
    you can only drop a trailer Inside terminal .
    truck has to be parked on the street
     
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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    That was my terminal about a decade ago for a few years, but I didn't have a car to park there. Can't help with that aspect.

    If your calls won't go through, what about when you really need to speak with someone while working?
     
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  6. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    Thnx, yes, now I seein satellite map but does not seem to have a gate or guard. Others say it is safe area tho.
     
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    The area in general is a high risk area, but the terminal is out of the way so it shouldn't be that bad parking your car there.
     
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  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    I'll bow to personal experience, but the lot is literally touching the Mexican border. Of all places I would have to be convinced that it was in fact safe.
     
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  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Just be sure car is a $500 beater ! Activity 24/7, low lifes everywhere.
     
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  10. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    Thnx but this is not a beater. Almost $25k car AND doesn't belong to me!!
    I wish I could buy a $500 beater in current used cars mad market :/
     
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I recently bought a used car.
    25 years old, $2,500.
    And I sure would not want to leave it in Otay Mesa for the month I am out.

    Any car that sold for $500 would be almost dead in a scrapheap.
     
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