I-20 West in Villa Rica, GA

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  1. JonJon78

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    Sleeping on the shoulder or ramp again!!! Why aren't the state police moving these trucks along?
     
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  2. bigkev1115

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    All those truck stops in the area, and that driver picked that location of all places to pull over and sleep? There s a Pilot at Exit 26 before Exit 24, and a Pilot and a Flying J at Exit 19. Let me guess E-logs is what cause this driver to shut down there? Also there s a Hardee s with truck parking at Exit 24
     
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  3. starmac

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    It is hard to believe that a guy would just decide to pull over and go to sleep, hopefully he broke down or something and was waiting on help, but then he should have put out his triangles , if that was the case.
     
  4. lovesthedrive

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    Looks more like driver inattention of the driver that impacted the rear.
     
  5. mjd4277

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    From my understanding it’s a $500 fine if Georgia State Patrol catches trucks parking on the ramps.
     
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  6. mjd4277

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    The problem is most of the truck stops along that corridor fill up quickly (especially the Pilot/Flying J truck stops-everyone flocks to those like flies to ish)and they aren’t that large,which means there’s little or no parking left. If I know I’m heading to or leaving the ATL metro area I plan to shutdown at the company terminal in Tucker. But that’s just me.
     
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  7. starmac

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    That is not a problem that means to park and sleep on the interstate, eld or not a guy needs to use his noggin, and I am not saying it had anything to do with an eld, but I would rather take a hit for over running my time any day than take a hit on the shoulder.
     
  8. tinytim

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    hmm
    with the driver sleeping inside the trailer’s sleeper compartment
     
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  9. starmac

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    I just took it the reporter screwed thta up, hard to imagine, but surely that is what happened. lol
     
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