Examples of how NOT to park

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Farmerbob1, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    You should have seen the these two guys crying at each other over a truck parked in a bobtail spot on night at Loves in Elkhart. Not sure who feels more entitled in that situation but they both were annoying I'm certain.
     
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  3. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    Many times I have paid out of pocket driving a company truck for a reserve spot. Usually east of the Mississippi is where that becomes a problem. I understand why companies would be loathe to cover that since they'd have drivers abusing the privilege for sure but sometimes you do what you have to in a situation. One of the many reasons I basically refuse to run the road in a company truck any longer. Local work, no problem.
     
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  4. plankton

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    I would pay to hear the driver's call into dispatch.

    Driver: "Um, yeah, me and the truck is stuck in the middle of a river..."
    Dispatch: "What?"
    ...
     
  5. BigDog Trucker

    BigDog Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Dang, you are a true bad mothertrucker!!
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Gotta love drivers who park at 4PM in a nearly empty lot, and STILL can't manage to stay inside the lines.

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  7. Mrlanza

    Mrlanza Light Load Member

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    Don't mind this guy, they're just taking a 30.
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    In one of the best parking lots to ever grace a Pilot.
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    Taking up 6 spots.
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  8. Ffx95

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    That’s me right now. No bobtail parking and big sign on the car side that says “NO BOBTAILS”. What do you want me to do? Park on a curve so I can get a ticket. Not my fault you decided to wait until 10pm to find a parking spot. Oh and I’m in PA near a big city so the cops love to hassle truckers when they see a chance for it.
     
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  9. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    That middle one, the strange Pilot without a horribly stupid parking arrangement is the Pilot on Monteagle, right?
     
  10. ncdriver1

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    No, thats 100% the pilot off I-80 in central PA near williamsport. It has that Mc'D and a decent restaraunt across the street.
     
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  11. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Wait. There is another Pilot in PA that wasn't designed by idiots for trucks with pup trailers?

    There is one on I80, mid state, with a MUCH larger lot that is pretty well set up, but that one has craters so large I stopped parking there after I bought my truck.

    Wonders never cease.
     
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