Why are we letting them charge us to park

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  1. Hillclimber60

    Hillclimber60 Bobtail Member

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    We should not have to pay for parking when if it wasn't for trucks they would not have truck stops
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Dont give them your business. Take it to the small mom and pops who need the money
     
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  4. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    If the business model doesn't work, they'll stop.
     
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    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    In this country a business can charge whatever they like. either they have buyers or they don't. You don't know what they pay in property taxes and maintenance.
    How about stay at rest areas if you don't want to pay? Or end your day earlier so you get a free spot?
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Because it's their business and it's not breaking any laws to charge for using their resources for your profit.

    If they loose money then they will change or go out of business.
     
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  8. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    It’s a wonder all truck stop parking isn’t paid. It is 2020 after all. The larger the chains get, and less the competition, the more you’ll see paid parking.
     
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  9. '88K100

    '88K100 Medium Load Member

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    Quitcherbitchin" its called free enterprise,,you don't like it move along
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I'm basically a road savage. I'll say in the last 500K miles, I've paid for parking 6 times.

    They do it because they megas will support it.
     
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  11. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

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    they dont charge you if you buy stuff at the truckstop an show them the reciept. if you dont want to buy anything why do they owe you parking? its called capitalism, its what people love untill the money is coming out of their pocket an not someone elses.
     
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