Bay Area needs truck stops

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by 4campbells1, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. 4campbells1

    4campbells1 Bobtail Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Not sure if this belongs here but I really think the Bay area of California needs a couple of truck stops; the only one that I know of is by the airport in San Francisco and it had a limited amounts of parking and is very tight to get into and out of and I don't think you can park there overnight if I remember right? There are state scales all over the place going in and out of that stupid place; if you load out going outbound you have to pray that the route you take that the scale is closed because there is no where to weigh yourself before leaving. This place is a joke for a driver to go into if he has never been there. Not to mention but if going here you have to park on the streets and hope not to get robbed or told to move by the cops.
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  3. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

    May 6, 2007
    Aaaaa the land of tree hugging, free loving, beat niks, will never allow you to do this.

    It would mess with the natural beauty that over crowding, and the distinct odor of urine from the homeless provide.

    Very unhealthy...truck stops.

    Besides, it might kill a fly or something.
  4. Jerm

    Jerm Bobtail Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    There used to be a TA by the Oakland Airport have not been in the bay area in quite a while try to avoid the whole area.

    MUSTANGGT Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Yeah, it's tough. I used to go to San Leandro pretty regular.
    Would hang out down at Westley on I-5.
    There was a place on down 101 by Gilroy. Nothing convenient, and like campbells said, scales everywhere.
  6. Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse Light Load Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Raider Nation, NorCal
    On the I5 just before the cut-off (around the Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy area) there are about 4 new truck stops on top of the ones that have been there for years. It's only an hour drive from the bay. What's wrong with the San Leandro truck stop? Don't park there overnight... it's not a good idea but it's not mandatory. If you're not in your truck it might wander off on ya. LOL
  7. CommDriver

    CommDriver Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    This is where I always go. The triangle. The problem is that most of the time that hour drive is more like 2-3 depending what time of day. And the scales coming out of the bay can be avoided pretty easily.
  8. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    somewhere, USA
    on the 205 in Tracy next the the Denny/ Motel 6 is a small dive of a tk stop. Sorry can;t think of the street name, can't locate my trk stop book.
    It does fill up some what early with locals . Can get tight in there. Neighborhood isn't a problem.

    As for the Bay area, as the locals say N I M B Y

    As others have said , it's those wonderfull tree huggers who don't want them around the bay area.

    When i have to go to the bay area, i stay in Ripon or our Stockton Drop yard. .
    For a 5am, i leave at 0230-0300. West bound bay area rush hr starts aroun 0430. Been caught in it a couple of times. Thus why i leave early.

    For those who have to go to BI-Rite Foods in So. San Fran/ Brisbane, you can park over night out on the street, at thier gate.
    Heck they even come wake you up, to start staging you for doors. Be ready to hear a knock around 0430
  9. 1nonly

    1nonly tease-y-ness

    Jul 2, 2008
    The burning sands of the SW
    There are scales in the bay area, just ask around. Usually, the shipper can tell you where the nearest scale is. Or ask other drivers. There are private companies that will let you use their scale for a fee. Once I was sent to a Citgo that had a scale right in front of their door. These aren't listed in any directory, but they are known to the locals. I've never had to leave the area without scaling somewhere first.
  10. Jerm

    Jerm Bobtail Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    I should not be telling this but you can come in and out without going over a single scale one way is to take hwy 12 at Lodi head west from I5 before the Rio Vista bridge turn left on 160 across the Antioch bridge to hwy 4 DO NOT TAKE HWY 4 WEST FROM STOCKTON NOT A GOOD TRUCK ROAD!!!!! it has two or three narrow bridges and on coming cars will not yield for trucks on the bridge! Continuing on hwy 4 from Antioch is all free way this will take you to hwy 80, 680,880 ETC. From here you should be able to get to most points in the bay area avoiding most of the chicken coops. And yes there are plenty of places to weigh in the Bay Area most are private but can be used for a fee. You can use this same route to exit but remember to take HWY 160 and not stay on HWY 4 to stockton as it is not a good route.
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