Is this normal? Living in truck, no parking, no truck stops.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by bobthurman, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    100% normal in my opinion. Keep up the good work. And making money for the crooked truck owner.
     
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  3. bobthurman

    bobthurman Bobtail Member

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    What does idling have to do with parking and showers?

    I don't mind the work at all. This thread is about the situation in L.A.. If you insist upon a GET TO MY LEVEL OR GTFO attitude, kindly suggest you don't respond further.
     
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  4. bobthurman

    bobthurman Bobtail Member

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    Quala, the only one here.

    The people are really cool and are extremely busy, I understand they're not running a hotel or even a truck stop. I can see myself using it while making an occasional drop and would be thankful it's there since there's nowhere else, but living in it for weeks or even months on end is another matter entirely.
     
  5. bobthurman

    bobthurman Bobtail Member

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    My home oc is in Indiana, and while the people are really supportive, they don't have a clue about L.A.. They were surprised I couldn't fuel and shower at a pilot.

    Your comment is one of the first I've seen about Schneider resources out here. Even my dbl said that my situation was a catch 22 ...send drivers out here while closing facilities.
     
  6. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    That Southgate yard is really small.
    Its the kinda place that trailers get double and triple stacked.
    I've gone there to pick relays.
    This is especially true at night.
    Just so ya know its a lucky day if you can find a place to park.
     
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  7. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    Double and tripled as in long ways in front of a row of other trlrs, lol.
     
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  8. RDTrucking

    RDTrucking Light Load Member

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    The one on Wilcox in Southgate?
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    There is a old common word from dispatcher before the cell phone or internet days. Sometimes a snarl or snag ruined a situation temporarly and the only thing to do is...

    "Camp out" where you are. That means your tractor trailer is your home, castle, playground, resting grounds etc. As long you have fuel, food, water, heat, cooling, clothing and entertainment etc all is well.
     
  10. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Yeah i haven't seen a movie or watched a movie on the "Big Screen " for over 25 years at the movie theater or "flics" as we call them, however watch them all the time on the little screen TV on free to air and now i'm spoilt having my cable tv subscription to Foxtel with about 10 movie channels to choose from so lots of old and new movies to watch now.
     
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  11. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    cable subscription. Like Comcast?

    We had comcast in baltimore during the first gulf war watching scuds fall into israel live 24/7 being intercepted by patriots.

    It was about 70 dollars a month in those days which would have been a pretty penny in today's money.
     
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