States that allow on ramp parking

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  1. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Medium Load Member

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    I, too, continuously compile a list of parking spots, and I share lists with a couple of my fellow company drivers. I drive a regional dedicated route covering a seven state area (TX, OK, KS, MO, AR, MS, LA), and after a year of doing it I have a pretty comprehensive collection of places I know I can park for a 10. And none of them are truck stops, which means if I’m finishing earlier in the day I have all of those as options, too.
     
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  3. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    Now that is a real gentlemen. I used to do the same. The information is valuable, not a day didn't go by when I would get a call, or place a call to someone in our fleet about "know of any good places to camp out in..."
     
  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Lol Bro, Your not even a truck driver yet but giving out 'trip planning advice'.
     
  5. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Well I learned a lot from you.
     
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  6. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    But you deserve an 'A' for effort. :D
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Lol he would make a good dispatcher
     
  8. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    He is right.

    Yeah, people do it all the time. But, there is that one time where some drunk plowed into you and it becomes your fault as you shouldn't have been there in the first place. That will take everything from you.

    Yuck it up while luck is in your favor.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    There is a difference between parking on an off ramp and on ramp. I would never park on an off ramp.... If some ####### plows into the back of u on an onramp , he is just a special kind of stupid
     
  10. Harry Flashman

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    It’s a tradeoff though if you use ramps as a last resort.

    If you don’t stop on the ramp when nothing else is available, are you more likely to loose everything because you either fell asleep behind the wheel or got in a wreck while you were out of hours?

    Tough call, but I’d choose the chance of getting hit on a ramp than the consequences of getting in a wreck with a HOS violation.

    When I mean I use ramps as a last resort I mean it. In my 5 years of driving, I have done a 10 on a ramp less than a dozen times.
     
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  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    He may be right that its unsafe but he is not right about trip planning.... And that is something he will learn doing reefer and being held up for an ungodly amount of hours at a customer and have to find parking... trip planning sounds good in theory but there is times when nothing works to plan and that is when u have to improvise
     
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