Truck stop safety

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

  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    It also means that no one hears the gun shots.
     
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  3. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    One thing to watch for is when walking between trucks if you see a window rolling down slow down. Some drivers dump piss without looking . Also do not step on Walmart sacks.
     
  4. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    I feel the same. I’ll always avoid places were there isn’t a couple other trucks minimum.

    I was raised a city boy and had a bad traumatic experience in the woods as a child. To this day I get a bit freaked out being alone where there are few humans. Even on my acreage out in the desert with no one around, I won’t go if I’m not carrying. And while it’s good protection from critters, it’s the human kind that I’m concerned about.

    Truck stops are safe to me. Even the ones in notably bad areas. I know the games and characters there.
     
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    The only danger I came across at the truck stops were the Flying J all you can eat buffet I think I ate way to much corn syrup so my over health and well being were in great danger.
     
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  8. Tb0n3

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    I don't think I ever mentioned it before but you should always watch out for runaway trucks in the lot. I had a tractor t-bone me at 1230 while I was asleep. No driver and an empty truck. Turns out the guy had it waiting for service after pulling it out of a field, parked in the lot and the brakes let go up the hill from me. My truck was 3 months old.
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  9. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    I assure you the hillbilly dressed in a full ghillie suit taking you by surprise on your driver side window only wants to say “hi” and ask for a change of undies because he #### his pants after falling out his tree stand
     
  10. farmerjohn64

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    It obviously thought your truck was pretty and just wanted to ask it out, but tripped and sprained its ankle, then fell right into her
     
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  11. Dick Danger

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    I guess nobody remembers the Fina in Albuquerque or whatever that place was where the Ontario mall is now.
     
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