Hanging out at the fuel island.

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  1. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    I'm sure this has happened to you before.
    FULL row of trucks at the fuel island not fueling.
    Some playing on their phone, others eating, sometimes you see some go inside with their shower bag.
    I'm not talking in front of the fuel island, I mean literally at the pumps.

    How's best to handle this situation when it keeping going on longer and longer?
    I feel the nerve to beat up some drivers but I doubt that's the best approach.

    Some of you may say be patient but time is money especially in this industry.
     
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  3. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    I don't even know how they have the nerve to just sit there, doing nothing, knowing darn well they are holding everyone else up. That is absolutely moronic. One day somebody who is having a real bad day will encounter one of these situations, and probably solve the problem when the truckstop gets wrapped up in a wrongful death suit, and will end up putting security at the pumps to keep things moving.
     
  4. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Never ran into full island of trucks sitting. You seem to carry around bad luck.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    i leave and go somewhere else.. it used to boil my blood. now i let it roll off my back, because it just aint worth it.
     
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  6. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Avoid the Loves.

    You will notice that the overwhelming majority of all complaints that you see on TTR is from megas carriers about mega chain fuel stops. The drivers on the 2 lanes have completely different experiences. So, avoid the path of least resistance. The less you mega, the less negative your experience will be.

    Six back quiet.
     
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  7. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    I’ve had it happen many times.
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Cardlocks. No facilities whatsoever. Just fuel pumps and maybe a bulk oil depot. Never see people hanging around there.
     
  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    No piss bottles either.
     
  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If they take 13 minutes to fuel and then sit there for another 17 minutes then their 30 minute break is over.
     
  11. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I call the store and ask can they announce on the PA for trucks to move so others can get fuel, not that it really helps though...

    Definitely don't get behind any California or Illinois license plates that's for sure, you'll be waiting all day.
     
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