Why do truckers creative park when there are tons of open spaces?

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  1. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    I've seen it often and haven't a clue why. In example, just now had a guy pull up and park next to the curb. I'm parked on the end of the row, but next to me are 6 empty spots and it looks like 2 of them could even be pull through. I understand when no spots are left, but when there's a plethora of open spots, why do some truckers just ignore them and creative park. I really have no understanding of why.
     
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  3. razor1983

    razor1983 Medium Load Member

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    Dont want a reefer parking next to em
     
  4. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    OK. I can see that (I'm a reefer jockey myself, so not an issue to me). Actually, I'll park next to a running reefer anyday over parking next to an old longnose. Only time I've ever moved spots because of noise was when I parked next to an old clanking and loud longnose.
    Also thought it could possibly minimize risk of another truck dinging their's when parking or pulling out next to them.
    It just seems kinda stupid to me, when there are lots of open spaces to be had.
     
  5. MericanMade

    MericanMade Heavy Load Member

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    I respect any man you can use the word "plethora" correctly in a sentence.

     
  6. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    Aww, thanks, that means alot to me.
     
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    razor1983 Medium Load Member

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    Well those are 2 pretty good reasons for creative parking, if hes not obstructing anything its not stupid
     
  8. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    I guess stupid wasn't a good choice of words. Perplexing or nonsensical might have been better. Didn’t mean it in any malicious manner.
     
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    MericanMade Heavy Load Member

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    Now, if you realize that the adverb is dead, but use them correctly anyway, you'll be the most penultimate dude that I don't know in person. I know I didn't use "penultimate" correctly, but darn it sounds impressive!
     
  10. truckguy391

    truckguy391 Light Load Member

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    Maybe it’s because the open spots are far away and some drivers don’t like walking. When I was OTR I’d park in the back as often as I could. I personally liked the walk and it was usually quieter back there.
    I would creatively park whenever I was bobtailing. I couldn’t justify taking up a whole spot with a bobtail so I’d park wherever it would fit but a full truck couldn’t
     
  11. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    IDK, I've always like the word quintessential for such situations!

    And, I'm actually more of a math and science person than an English genus. I'm much better versed in Schrodinger's uncertainty principle and Feynman diagrams than correctly using present perfect tense. That said, my previous occupation sometimes required me to elucidate somewhat complicated concepts in various technical matters with penned narrative.
     
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