since when did the shoulder become a rest area?

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  1. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    I’ve seen it happen far too frequently for it to be a coincidence. I cross over and back every day M-F most every week.
     
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  3. Wicked Wizard

    Wicked Wizard Heavy Load Member

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    Trucking has become a joke in the last few years. Guys sleeping in the fuel isles. Pulling over on the highway to take a piss. Absolutely no respect for themselves or others. Breaking out a big can of whoop ### is the only way to get this industry back but I fear the robots will be in charge by then. By the next generation new drivers will not even be steering wheel holders anymore. Just passengers that will take over at the shipper to back in.
     
  4. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

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    I've never parked on the shoulder for more than a quick load check or emergency but I understand why some truckers may choose to or have to. In my area of the country many of the rest areas are closed and there are few truck stops in the states I run. Even if I get to a truck stop I can rarely find a spot. I hit 2 truck stops last night in Commerce City, CO at 7:30 and not 1 spot was available. I drove for 20 minutes until I found a legal spot on a nearby road.
     
  5. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    Well thats a good enough answer .. thats as good as a ..do not disturb sign... There's a whole lot of EXTRA STUPID anymore.. I understand your frustration
     
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  6. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    When you are sitting in a roadside restaurant and you see a truck pull over to the shoulder just past the exit ramp. And exactly 30 minutes later, you see said truck pull out in the travel lane and continue on, what does that tell you????
    I have seen this numerous times.
     
  7. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    I put out my triangles if I’m broke down.
     
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  8. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

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    Also they usually pull right out into traffic from Said shoulder
     
  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    and so, you KNOW for a fact, the truck was not broken down?

    you know for a fact, the driver was not having a medical event?

    you "seem to know" a lot, but yet, know nothing at all....
     
  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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  11. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    Apparently roadside "medical events" are up 350% over the past decade which for some unknown reason just happen to have a particular preference for happening to drivers of trucks pulling Amazon Prime trailers.
     
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