Unpopular Opinion

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by flightwatch, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    What gets me is how can people sleep when they're parked less than a foot away from the White line in most cases? Ignorance is bliss. Pulling over to nap on a WIDE exit ramp is totally different. Im guilty of that when i need a quick 30-60min nap
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    I thought the goat WAS family?
     
  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    I read somewhere that there's twice as many trucks on the road as there were thirty years ago, and half as many total truck parking spaces.
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    So what. Only a moron would park in the breakdown lane on an highway to take a break. There are many companies that will fire you for it too.
     
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  6. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    No you don't!
     
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  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    So parking can be tough to find.
    I agree.
    Yup, I'm leased to one of em.
     
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  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Bravo.
     
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  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Saving seconds on their ELD and a total inability to park a truck if reverse gear is required.
     
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  10. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    What did the trucker say when you stopped and asked him why he was parked there? Was he taking a thirty? Taking a piss? Pulled over for an emergency? Truck started making a funny noise? Blew an airline? Busted strap? Are you sure he was "parking"? Last I checked, that shoulder was there so people could pull over when they need to.

    Not every situation involving a trucker is bad, just because you don't approve. Reach around behind yourself, take a firm grip on that stick, and give it a yank. You'll feel better.
     
  11. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I used the shoulder as my personal parking area 2 weeks ago..

    Trucks don't go anywhere if coolant isn't circulating.
     
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