Where do most truckers park their trailers???

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by GelatoJP, Sep 22, 2023.

  1. GelatoJP

    GelatoJP Bobtail Member

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    Just accepted the offer from TMC and was informed that the truck and flat bed trailer will be coming home with me on my days off. I have space on my driveway for a truck but not for a trailer. Where do most truckers leave their trailers during their home time?
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Truck stop. Better check with em before dropping
     
  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    If you are in a housing development or subdivision you ma not be allowed to park even your tractor in the neighborhood. If your house is inside an HOA it's unlikley they will allow a big commercial truck to be parked. If you are rural, probably, but don't just assume it's OK. Some drivers get a ticket and that's how they learn they can't park at home.

    Tow companies
    Self-storage
    RV parking are the more common places to park a truck/trailer during home time. Some shipper/receivers near you may allow you to park. The last place I would want to park anything important would be a truck stop as there are chances it gets hit or broken into.
     
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  5. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    that's the first thing you should find out when looking for a job.

    where can I park this big ### thing!!
     
  6. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Last time I left my truck and trailer at a truck stop it cost me about $500k

    I would definitely recommend that you discuss your dilemma with TMC. They probably won’t like it if their trailer gets stolen.
     
  7. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    Coming home loaded your going to want so solid ground to drop on. It'd best best to rent a spot and stay hooked. Or near by truck stop but also stay hooked
     
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  8. GelatoJP

    GelatoJP Bobtail Member

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    The recruiter I spoke to at TMC told me truck stops. But after reading some of the responses on this thread, I'm not too sure that would be a good idea.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Truck Parking | Experior | Chicago, Illinois (goexperior.com)
    Experior is home to South Chicago’s premium truck parking lot. Conveniently located in Alsip, Illinois, 5 minutes from I-294, Experior’s 18 acre lot has over 500 parking spaces to accommodate large fleets. Our lot is open year round, 24 hours a day, and is fully paved with 500 tractor-trailer spaces and 40 bobtail spaces. The easy-in, easy-out lot is completely fenced and has both video surveillance and a security guard to keep you and your equipment safe and secure.

    Amenities of our parking lot:
    • Fenced
    • Fully paved
    • Plowed
    • Automatic gate system with remote entry passes
    • 24/7 live on-site security
    • State-of-the-art camera system
     
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  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    I would ask to leave it at the nearest terminal or drop yard, that way it's on company property.
     
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  11. GelatoJP

    GelatoJP Bobtail Member

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    I asked about the nearest terminal and was told it is 550 miles from my home. So I'm looking into renting a private space in my town.
     
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