questions/observations of truckstop from a non-trucker

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by joe1, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. tuckerndfw

    tuckerndfw Light Load Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Is that what it takes, Ducks?

    I'm sure I can round up a few old stogies.

    And to think I've gone all these years without bathing or washing clothes when all I needed was a cheap cigar.

    Thanks for the help, I'll keep that in my mind.

    Subaru? Is that what that was I ran over in the t/s parking lot? I thought that little symbol was a Hasbro (toy maker) symbol.

    Oh, well. Too bad. Hope no one was in it.


    Ducks, you are incorrigible, maybe you should get your CDL and go to work for Swift or JB. You'd fit right in.
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  3. brinkj23

    brinkj23 "Asphalt Cowboy"

    Dec 26, 2005
    First of all why would you park your subaru in the truck parking area, are you asking for it to get squashed? An second, careful you say or you wont stop at t/s's anymore, oh no what a loss, lmao!!!!!
  4. Ducks

    Ducks "Token Four-Wheeler"

    Jan 1, 2007
    Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Why, tuckerndfw, if you don't say the sweetest things... :smt055

    (Are you sure I need a CDL to drive for Swift???)
  5. Ducks

    Ducks "Token Four-Wheeler"

    Jan 1, 2007
    Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Well, it's kinda like this, brink. Every now and then my little Subie gets a bit delusional and likes to think he's one of the big dogs. And when he gets in those moods? It takes everything I got to keep that mighty 1.8 litre, 90 hp engine under control. :biggrin_25523:
  6. Lokix

    Lokix Light Load Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    NW Ohio
    From everything I've seen, so long as you can breathe Swift will hire you. :D
  7. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Denver, CO


    Tuckerndfw... I dunno. I'd call Schneider a mega hauler, and - at one T/S in particular - I've seen them take over the lot.

    That small Pilot just outside (inside) Erie, PA. Lot has maybe 30 spaces, and I've seen 12 pumpkins parked there over night

    Other than that, I hit Pilot cuz I have to fuel there. Never seen a one of them that's laid out with any thought to truck parking or even movement. I've seen one where to get to some parking slots you have to back around a corner, THEN park blind side. yeah. I'll go sleep naked in the middle of the interstate, I'd be safer.

    And I'm not going to get into that abortion of a Pilot in Bordentown, NJ. I am NEVER going back to that one. I'll just say it was laid out by a sadistic four wheeler with a profound hatred of anything longer than 19 feet.

    As for showering. yeah, I try to grab one daily. And rarely manage it. So I keep a couple tubs of baby wipes and Wet Ones to hand. It may not be the most green way of doing things - but what the heck, I drive something that gets - at best - 5.2 mpg. A few bio-degradable towelettes ain't gonna hurt the landfill any worse than a diaper or 12. And they do a pretty good job of getting 5th wheel grease off your skin.

    Shaving ain't an issue. I gave it up years ago with my other bad habits. Well, the worst habits, anyway. I'm sure I still have a bad habit or two around here somewhere. Probably collecting dust on the mantle piece.

    If you want to find a good place to eat, look for any place that has customers OUTSIDE the regular meal times. A bunch of cars in the lot at 14:00 or 20:00 is a pretty good indication that the place won't poison you.

    Ducks - you DO know what we call a 4-wheeler in the truck lot, don't you? yeah - speed bump.

    The worst place I've ever seen a 4-wheeler parked? smack in the middle of a Cat Scale up in Billings, MT. As Taggart woulda said "Now if that don't beat all. Here we take the good time and trouble to slaughter every last Indian in the West, and for what? So some idjit in a Bronco can see how much he weighs. I AM depressed."

    Ok, yeah - that was a stretch. Sorry - been running that movie in my head for days now. By now, EVERYTHING relates to it.

    I still woulda volunteered to shoot the idjit.

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    you been to the p lot up the road from the layton terminal?
    What a nightmare I belive it is at exit 343.
    It is were May sends everyone when the pumps are down at the terminal.
  9. kewl_mekanik

    kewl_mekanik Bobtail Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    I believe that to be a very good question,,Let me elaborate on this for a moment because i happen to agree with you 100%

    Today's new breed of truck driver,,are not professionals who abide by the Professional drivers common sense handbook.
    When we fuel our trucks,,usually once a day we are given a shower credit good for generally 7 days,,Now we have all seen and smelled these idiots who do not shower or shave,,Even the ones that don't know a sink is not a tub..However the next time you stop for coffee at your favorite truck stop,,take a moment to take a visual on the normal looking people,,the ones with new jeans,groomed and cropped hair do's and that say things like Thank You Sir when you hold a door for someone coming in or out behind you.Chances are that those are the Professionals who will show the common sense approach on and off the road,,The other smelly stinky idiots are the ones who should not have a CDL let alone be responsible to negotiate traffic on americas highways in big trucks.But those are americas new breed of truck drivers,,,It is disturbing to alot of us true professionals to see idiots like this,,But take the difference in stride and be a safe and smart driver out there.Avoiding the idiots both in big trucks and your common everyday passenger vehicle.(4 wheelers)

    CURTWAYNE Medium Load Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Seems kind of cruel to say somebody who hasn't had a chance to get cleaned up, shouldn't be driving a commercial vehicle.
  11. Desiredname

    Desiredname Light Load Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Heh manonnaise huh, some of the things I hope to avoid
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