Where do most truckers park their trailers???

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

  1. TJB15

    TJB15 Light Load Member

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    If you live in a rural area sometimes a grain elevator or fertilizer plant can be a good option.
     
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  3. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Oof. I didn't realize the nearest terminal was that far away from where you live. My bad.
     
  4. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    Check with churches in the area. We have let drivers use out lot before.
     
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  5. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Road Train Member

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    I don't see how this is YOUR problem. TMC should be doing the legwork, and footing the bill. (See what I did there?) Megas usually have spots all over where they can direct you to. I know when I worked at Stevens and Melton they paid for the parking. If they didn't, and their equipment got jacked, then it's on them. I believe it's on them regardless. I remember Stevens wouldn't let me take the truck home. They made me look for a yard or they directed me to one. They paid however. Melton would let me park the tractor at home if I wanted. But they paid for the trailer to be parked.
     
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  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    I only worked for company with nearby terminal where I parked the truck. Company can do maintenance while I'm at home instead of me babysitting the truck for no money getting maintenance at some distant truck stop.
     
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  7. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Medium Load Member

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    Talk to people who have space, like maybe behind the supermarket? Or maybe an abandoned gas station, or vacant warehouse? An old strip mall where only 1 store is still in business?
     
  8. Numb

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    that's what I did. no more than an hour away
     
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  9. GelatoJP

    GelatoJP Bobtail Member

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    I own a house in a rural county. I have a long driveway that could easily fit the tractor but definitely not the trailer.
     
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  10. GelatoJP

    GelatoJP Bobtail Member

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    Very good idea. There is one down the street from me. Thanx!
     
  11. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    Look at the county and city ordinances regarding truck parking. Just because other people do it nearby, that doesn't mean it's ok. All it takes is for one person to complain, and then you'll need to find another place to park. You can be the most considerate person and do everything you can to not be a nuisance, but it is not enough for some people.
     
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