Parking in fuel islands

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by northstarfire0693, Apr 1, 2023.

  1. PaulMinternational

    PaulMinternational Road Train Member

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    I really didn't get the impression you were one of the Me ans Me only crowd from your post. I replied as I did for others that might be, hopefully it helps them to understand.
     
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  3. northstarfire0693

    northstarfire0693 Heavy Load Member

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    That 30 min break rule is BS. If you need to do a 30, then go park in the lot. Its not hard.
     
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  4. Brandonpdx

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    30 minute break while on-duty…this is an unintended consequence of that HOS rules change a couple years back I suspect.

    While generally I agree it was a good common sense change to the rules that saves a little time without likely sacrificing any safety, the ELD monster strikes again. When dropping down to line 4 to fuel, it will reset the 30 minutes if the truck is moved too fast across the parking lot. Before you had to go park and hit line 1 for a full 30 minutes to satisfy that, making it more like a 45-60 minute stop depending on circumstances.
     
  5. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    the truck stops are the most obvious place where selfish and inconsiderate behavior gets put on full display, but out on the road it’s not hard to spot who the bozos are either.
     
  6. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Spent the night in Jane Lew at the Truckstop off exit 105 in WV. When I walked in I noticed more signs than I had seen in the past.

    After reading them I ask the cashier if it was a major problem, and she said yes, yes it is. Told me they have threatened a few in the past of being towed, and some are actually asleep in the truck….

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    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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  8. northstarfire0693

    northstarfire0693 Heavy Load Member

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    What truck stops should do, is hire a company to boot trucks taking up the fuel island for no reason. You sitting there for more then 20 minutes, boot goes on. 700 bucks to remove. Ill bet the idiots will go find a place in the lot to park.
     
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  9. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    90% will just call the company and expect them to pay it. And then complain about being held up on the road….
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    They probably would but I most companies would come down hard on the driver that cost them tall $$$$ to get a boot remove. Or get a towed truck back.
     
  11. northstarfire0693

    northstarfire0693 Heavy Load Member

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    Exactly. The company can take it out of the steering wheel holders check. Mabie he will learn a lesson and not do it twice.
     
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