No where to park

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kingty9183, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Kingty9183

    Kingty9183 Bobtail Member

    Jul 19, 2019
    What do you do if you have driven your 11 hours and there's literally no where to park for miles. Do u keep driving until u find a spot to pull over? Can you get into trouble?
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  2. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    San Antone
    Learning to preplan stuff like that is what you're supposed to do.
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  3. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    You keep driving till you find the first available safe spot. Log reason why and maybe they'll let you off.

    Can use the 14 hour exemption once a week if you still have on duty time left.
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  4. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Preplan doesn't help if your planned spot is full when you get there.

    Stopping after ten hours does, but not always an option.

    Some days your screwed no matter what you do.
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    The great state of TN
    Let me school you a little bit need to down load trucker path, and also pay attention to your surroundings. That's how you learn where to park. You should always have multiple plans, from A - Z. Your day can change instantly. You may have to park in places you dont want to at times. When you have 1.5 hrs left of remaining drive time, that's when you start thinking about a place to park. Not when you're cutting it close. Trip planning is everything
  6. DTP

    DTP Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    Just pretend logs are like the ones you leave in stall 2 at the TA after the buffet and keep truckin driver
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Well u need to have a plan a a plan b and a plan c and then another plan for when those all fail and then another plan for when that plan fails , somedays all of them will fail and u will have to park a no parking sign , just make sure u cover it instead of parking in front of it so some honest johnny be gooder doesnt call u in
  8. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    14 hour exemption is used when there is bad weather and such, finding a place to park isn't a reason to use it.
  10. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    Being observant at the end of the day helps also. Flying Bryan mentioned Truckers Path. Instead of using it as just a gauge for your favorite mega stop, look in that general area and see how many truck stops there are total. If you are going into a major metro area with few stops, GUESS WHAT??? Are you really going to drive up to the Loves and expect to find a spot? Well, don’t answer that.

    If when driving an hour and a half before, and you see the pickle park full, and trucks on ramps, don’t try the truck stops until about 1-2am. If you absolutely need to be somewhere the next day, and going into a major metropolitan area, and your day started later than usual, stop 200 miles out and split log it. That’s if the customer doesn’t have overnight parking.
    Even if they say no to the overnight, they may say that you can slide in early to beat the morning rush. That works too!
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