Door knockers at Truck Stops

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Kenworth6969, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

    1,506
    3,902
    Jul 3, 2020
    0
    What is best way to handle door knockers?
    99% of the time is people asking for money.

    If someone wakes me up I tend to get real violent but I do my best to hold back.

    How best to handle it?
    I've heard stories of people refusing to give money and then their truck was messed with.

    I like the idea of staying in sleeper and not even looking out or responding.

    If they catch u up front I find it fun when they knock to roll down the window and ask them if they got any space change before they get a chance to ask you.
    That really catches them off guard. :p

    Any other ideas?
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

    861
    2,489
    Sep 12, 2017
    0
    Best way is to let them in and tell her you’ll pay her to just sit there and be quiet and you’ll only pay if she makes no noise. Challenge accepted.
     
  4. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    3,097
    9,432
    Nov 19, 2018
    0
    20220921_213211.jpg
    The XTE 36 Galaxy 499 obliterates those who would needlessly disturb a trucker's sleep. Batteries not included.
     
  5. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

    1,877
    4,921
    Nov 16, 2012
    SW FLA
    0
    A lot of this must depend on where you park???

    in the past 15 years I’ve had maybe 4 people knock on my door
     
  6. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    2,602
    12,956
    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    0
    Just ignore them or politely decline. I’ve never had anyone mess with my truck. If you want to have some fun, offer them a can of food or a job application and they will turn away in bewilderment.
     
  7. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

    5,392
    18,383
    Dec 23, 2016
    0
    I was OTR for three years in the very beginning of my career. I had maybe a couple door knockers. I just acted like I didn't hear anything (or wasn't in the truck), and checked my truck in the morning.

    After I went LTL I've only been approached on lunch breaks and the like. I carry an emergency $40 with me, but I always seem to forget that when they ask. Bad memory.
     
  8. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

    2,420
    4,801
    Sep 9, 2010
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    0
    The dog going berserk usually works, they leave, the ones that stop me going to the shower or restaurant, I usually reach in my pocket and grab a loonie, says I'm Canadian dont carry US cash just cards, but you can have this loonie.... they just walk away. Lol.
     
  9. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

    1,506
    3,902
    Jul 3, 2020
    0
    Usually near big cities this happens a lot.
    Atlanta, phoenix etc
     
  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    7,185
    26,554
    Mar 4, 2015
    0
    I haven’t had any issues but I’m selective of where I park. Even in Phoenix the Flying J across from Danny’s isn’t bad since they’ve hired security. They do pretty well at keeping the lot clean of panhandlers. Of course the 55 pounds of not much fun that looks at people when they walk by the truck might keep them from approaching mine, too.
    BE9C1AE8-A9F3-446E-819A-267FCC8C6BCB.jpeg
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted