Funny things you have seen at truckstops

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by starmac, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    oh wow LOL what in the world
     
  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Now, I could have done that to my grandmother and lived over it, but ain't no way I would have tried that with my mother, and I ain't skeered of nuttin. lol

    I hope that driver that dropped that trailer at the TA, ask those he blocked in, but wouldn't count on it. I saw close to the same thing at the J in Tacoma once. I was taking my 34 off and the place was full, so I backed down that little aisle they have that goes off to the side and parked in the very last hole, that was always open. I was just hanging out in the truck when one of them shecago russian trucks backed down the aisle, and blocked several of us in. A mercedes with foreign plates had followed him in, he got out and started to leave in the car. I stopped them and ask what he thought he was doing, and he ask if I needed out, when I said no, he said he would be back in a couple of hours. I told him I didn't need out, but some of the other guys sure might and there isn't no way your rig is going to be there when you get back, if you don't move it.
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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  4. supertrucker79

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    I just started training my first time out on the road. We park in the back at the flying j in ft worth/Dallas, the one in front of that blue weiner terminal.

    We see a working girl on the corner and the pimp is walking down the opposite side of the street.

    I’m eating my lunch and out of nowhere, another girl comes flying down between the shrubs screaming at the other girl. This my territory ##### etc etc and starts beating the hell out of her. The pimp comes over to intervene and the pigs show up and arrested all three of them. First day truck driving. I was like wtf did I get myself into. Lol
     
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  5. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Well, I would say get used to it, but you did in my oinion make your first stops in one of the worst especially that back lot. I stopped stopping there years ago. If I had to stay in the area I would drive all the way out to Terrel. I don't even know how that would be today, as that rip griffins turned into a TA back then and started downhill.
    One of my drivers and an owner operator I know both had their wallets stolen out of their pants pockets while they were sleeping their. I know of one other driver that woke up and his pants had been moved, but he thought the thief had woken him up and left in a hurry.
    The oo I know that did have his stolen, even had a a dog in the truck, that normally would have let him know. The police told my driver that it was happening often, and while they were filling out the report, the thief used his credit card across the street at the TA. lol
     
  6. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I was looking for an appropriate place to post this, so maybe this will work.

    To the woman who works for... Well, let's just leave that out of it.

    But I'm sure you're a lovely lady when you're not screaming at me in a truck stop over how to form a line. I did what the previous three people before me did, but evidently that was not to your satisfaction, so you roared around me and the two trucks in back of me, and cut in line to form your own line.

    I'm sure you're a really nice lady when you're not doing that.

    Sometimes I think truckers are underpaid. And then sometimes I think they make what they deserve.
     
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  7. Scottyotty1

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    10 years ago I drove into the Oklahoma City ta truck stop to scale out a load right next to the scale there was a guy sleeping in the grass with his bedroll under his head or so it appeared it was an especially hot day outside hovering around 96 degrees and I figured maybe this guy had drank a little too much and was in a heavy sleep and didn't want him to wake up with third-degree Burns so after I scaled my load and parked I walked over to wake him up unfortunately he was dead what do you must have been pretty happy because he had the biggest smile on his face that I had ever seen and it wasn't because he was bloated or stretched out by the Sun when the police and coroner showed up they determined that he had probably only been dead a little over an hour that's the strangest thing I've ever seen a guy dies next to the cat scale with the biggest smile I've ever seen
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Lmao that place is a #### hole, thats why i try to stay out of trucks stop in any city if i cab avoid it , they are all like that...im surprised there was even a place to park there
     
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  9. supertrucker79

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    If I remember right, it was small and there was no parking. That’s why we were parked on that street in the back with a dozen other drivers. This was a little over 12 years ago and we were also avoiding entering the weiner terminal cause of the safety lane. This was before weiner got their safety maintenance up to snuff. You had to pull through the safety lane at terminals, could take a few hours to get up front and then the time for repairs if something was faulty. They typically pulled you into the office to complain about some insignificant infractions. All while pioneering the predecessors to aobr/eld.
     
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  10. Gear&Clutch

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    Omg i think my husband and I saw that too! We were told the guy had just straight up left it there and that they were waiting for a tow truck to come get it off their lot.
     
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