Where to park a truck and trailer in Eugene, OR?

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  1. Ro~Bear

    Ro~Bear Bobtail Member

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    Howdy friends,

    Wondering if anyone might know of a good location to park a truck/trailer in or around Eugene? As a new driver (equipped with possibly the worst training in the industry, compliments of Western Express) I am a little baffled about where I am supposed to leave the truck on my home time. My DM just said “anywhere you feel is safe.” This leaves much to be desired in the way of specific instruction (but seems to be par for the course thus far with this company).

    I’ve heard Walmart or Home Depot might work but is it really feasible to park a 53’ behemoth in the parking lot for 3 days of home time while I go out honkytonkin’ on the town?

    As ever, thankya kindly for your sage wisdom in all matters of Truckology!

    Ro~Bear
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Better get permission to park at Walmart. Walmart doesn't own the property; it's leased. The property owner may have a 'No Truck Parking' policy and no signs warning about the policy. Can cost thousands of $$$$$ to get the truck back.
     
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  4. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Their is TA truck stop in Coburg OR
     
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  5. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    And FYI the restaurant there is a good one.
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    What part of Blue jean do you live?
     
  7. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Honkytonkin in Oregon?
     
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  8. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    If you can’t take the truck home with you I’d talk to your dispatcher and have him find the closest dropyard. Usually they also allow storing trucks. A lot can happen if you leave your truck unattended. Come back and find the fuel as been sucked out and they took your batteries. I usually have the trailer dropped at a dropyard and take the tractor home but I got my own long driveway if you decide to park at a curb some cities don’t like you parking a commercial vehicle on their streets might find some tickets.
     
  9. JoeyJunk

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    With fuel prices this worries me the most. Today I got permission to park at my brother in laws workplace. I park at a small local stop now. Every time I walk away I imagine coming back to empty tanks or a tore up hood.
     
  10. SteveScott

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    Pioneer Villa about 20 miles north at the Halsey exit is a pretty good place. Lots of drivers park there on their resets. If you have a trailer lock, you can drop it and drive the tractor home.
     
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