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

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  1. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

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    Im a reefer driver, i was responding to the one saying we could use trains....
     
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  3. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

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    No i just like the Will Farrell meme and used it in the detailed description of Perfect Present Tense.....it actually blew my mind....
     
  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The "creative" parking spots are the first spots to fill up, not the last to fill up at a truck stop.
     
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  5. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    Exactly; I always try to start early so I avoid spots that can get blocked in by creatives. I prefer ones that I can pull straight out into the middle of an aisle or the ones that face the pumps. Parking facing the end of a row or curb has the potential for blocking.

    I’ve seen a few truck stops and rest areas that looked so tight that just having a truck in the spot next you could prevent you from leaving. First in, last out... I’ve had to slide my tandems forward to squeeze out and then back to get legal.
     
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  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Heavy Load Member

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    Had a spot in the middle of a row at an infamous northeast pilot that i had to have the guy next to me leave first and i STILL only cleared the guy on the far side of his spot's bumper by about 2 inches (was lucky he was already doing his pretrip) just so i could pull out (but ive also got a long truck and a fixed spread no dump valve)
     
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Yep ...LAZY ....pulled into loves at Poplarville miss at 6 tonight and it appeared full with trucks parked all over hell near the building....werner half blocking the exit .
    Headed out back and still at least 10 spots open.
     
  8. MericanMade

    MericanMade Heavy Load Member

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    I just assumed you had never watched Breaking Bad. We’ll let it slide.

    Technically, it should have been named Breaking Badly. :p
     
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  9. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    ^^^^^^ And thats why I like parking next to a reefer...if I take a nap before I get my wagon washed out after a load... Just to remind them of what those frozen steaks their hauling... smell like when they were still walking
    Its called the circle of life
     
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    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Hell when I was a kid I used to go explore the south st. Paul stockyards while visiting grama ..made my mother very upset with me .
     
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