I used to hate trying to find a parking spot after 3pm... Now I drive a daycab and smile when I get fuel and head to the terminal to park the truck until the next day. It's like a third world country that OTR drivers live in.
The title talks about parking at the TA and of course the issue turns to E-logs. Here is a solution for all you knuckle draggers that blame everyone for your lack of productive 14 hours. Have your company pay you a living wage, work LESS than 14 hours a day, set appointment times to reflect the ACTUAL load being delivered. These things are accomplished in every area of society except trucking. They will continue this process because you keep applying for positions. Is there an answer to solve this? NOPE. Find your place in this business or MOVE ON.
Dallas T/A blows!!!!! My company stopped using Speedco after Love's bought them and jacked up the price of an oil change thru the roof. We are allowed to use T/A-Petro, Goodyear and Peelot if we can't get to one of our shops if we go over out oil change miles. After 8 hours of waiting I said screw it(and I was number 5 in line for one of the 3 service pits). 8 freekin hours, what are the half-tards doing, drilling an oil well so we get the freshest oil possible?