TA changing to all paid parking??

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Brucesmith, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    the CEO was only talking more points....you injected conjecture about the parking.

    mass hysteria is not needed.

    this from thier website
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  2. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    that's why we used Flying J / Pilot never liked the TA's or Loves the exception being Petro at Reno NV it was an excellent facility. Keep in mind this is a business and its all about making money however they should really get the drivers on board by getting there opinions, the casino's have a good method of luring in potential customers by offering a free buffet to all truckers that bought $100 or more of fuel they figured while you were there eating you'd at least spend a little on the poker machines. TA could use the same reasoning give a little free parking in return for drivers parking there and spending money on food, and other supplies. The TA in Ontario, Ca. used to allow a few hours free parking or if you'd bought fuel then it was free, nothing wrong with that system and it helped you find an available parking spot.
     
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  3. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    If you don't know and I don't know who knows?
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i dunno.....

    i know...let's get mikey, he knows everything...!!!!!!
     
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  5. hagarcobra

    hagarcobra Medium Load Member

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    I hope so. I get reimbursed for the paid spots. Anything to keep the riff raff at the pilot/ flying J's is good news to me.
     
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  6. Allow Me.

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    Trucks, trucks, more trucks = more truck stops because of ELD's more parking needed, and off duty truck drivers will spend $$$ while parked. That's why Loves is building boo-coo truck stops every 100 mi ! There's a need, new truck stops are filling it, along with paid parking.
     
  7. tucker

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    Nope nope nope.
    Elogs hurts truckstops.

    But how Tuck?

    Because elogger parks for 11 hours, walks in and grabs a meal and goes out and sleeps, gets up and gets a cup of coffee and leaves.

    Paper logger parks, goes in grabs a meal, sleeps for an hour, buys a 5 hour energy and a coffee, pencils in a 10 hour break and leaves.
    Another paper logger parks in that spot and does the same thing,
    Then another
    And another.

    So elogger hogged one space for 11 hours while
    4 paper loggers each took a “ten” hour break in the spot beside him.
     
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  8. TIMPTE 527

    TIMPTE 527 Medium Load Member

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    Never thought of that good thinking
     
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  9. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    Great. Almost went on a rant. Lol
     
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  10. 06driver

    06driver Road Train Member

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    Kind of free with that word truck stop ain't ya?

    Now if you had said Loves is building boo-coo gas stations with a few spots I would agree.
     
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