Truck stop safety

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by cbake7, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. cbake7

    cbake7 Bobtail Member

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    Not that I am terribly worried about this, but I wanted to know if anyone has any stories about sketchy or dangerous situations while turning in for the night at truck stops? Is something a person should be worried about when considering a trucker career?
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    They have driver facing camera in trucks for "safety". So they might see you in your underwear or naked . They have curtains you can close. Truck stops are pretty safe. I never had any trouble. Some places to avoid like Dallas TX or West Memphis AR or Gary IN
     
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  4. Hazmat Cat

    Hazmat Cat Medium Load Member

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    I worry most about the breakfast taquitos and roller dogs.
     
  5. cbake7

    cbake7 Bobtail Member

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    I would just be concerned with who is outside of the rig, not myself inside. Peep show all you want- not exactly Playgirl material these day!
     
  6. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Had my fuel stolen once at the pilot on McCarty in Houston.
    Full tanks they got.
    Pretty common thing in Texas.

    Just be smart and you'll be fine.

    I actually liked Gary I got offered sex a movie and some drugs while walking into pee. The guy in the bathroom asked me for my pee because he had a job interview there lol. I said ## it give it here.
     
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  7. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Just another quite night at truck stop. They don't even have Ladies of the night anymore.
     
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  8. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    The truck stops are the least of your worries. But watch out for the Western Express driver moving into your lane after only getting 3/4 of the way past you. It's a slam on the brakes situation, because she has no clue she didn't pass you. Keep it straight while braking. Afterwards the safety of the truck stop and delicious slice of 4 hour old pizza makes it all whole again.
     
  9. Coolbreezin

    Coolbreezin Light Load Member

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    Call the police that govern the zipcode youre interested in. Ask them about any criminal activity. This is important when buying a house too.
     
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  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    They do if you stop at TA in Troutdale, OR.
     
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    silverspur Medium Load Member

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    "Ol' boy got lucky didn't he?

    You ever been to Canada?

    Do you listen to your CB radio?

    Oh you didn't hear about it?

    Come back and take a look!"




     
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