Why pay for reserved parking when truck stops will let anybody park there for free!?!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Kenworth6969, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. silverspur

    silverspur Medium Load Member

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    It might have something to do with the truck driver that stabbed their employees to death in nearby Strawberry Plains. You never know who you're dealing with when you knock on the door of a truck. You know it's a thief in this instance. If they steal a parking space, they might be willing to steal someone's life.
     
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  3. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Well as a frequenter bobtail parking in the RV section.

    They totally are allowed to knock on your door.

    They would do it every night at the one in Waco when two Conway's would be parked back to back.

    .....we just never answered so they stopped bothering us. Some of them would get all to yelling and knocking HARD I'd just be in the back laughing.

    You were supposed to park by the Harley shop but ehhh I gotta back my teammate up already in the slot lol.
     
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  4. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    I parked my bobtail in an RV slot at the Pilot in Hebron, IN last night. No one bothered me.
     
  5. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Oh boy strawberry :)

    I remember 3 hookers came up to me asking for gas money and that they would do "anything for a hundred dollars"

    One of em was a big bertha stinky stinky lady. HUGE BIRCH!!!

    I liked stopping there for crystal burgers though.
     
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  6. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    ::Waves crazy at mitrucker::

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!

    Been awhile ;)
     
  7. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Some of us still work every day. o_O:p:D

    Nice to see you back here.
     
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  8. Jenn72

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    If you call corporate they will call the GM and find out why they didn't check reservations. They will also credit your account with enough pts/money to pay for a free night of parking in addition to refunding your money.

    I was at the flying J close to La/Tx border. Got a knock on my door at 6 am to move my truck out of reserve parking. Had to move to Loves across the street. They were repaving the lot. I called corporate. They called the GM, apologized and returned my money, plus gave me a free night.

    The employees at the one you were at were being lazy. I have seen them knock and make people move. The last time was Saturday night at the Pilot in El Paso, TX.
     
  9. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Hey hey hey...I'm working hard here staring at the protestors for my own amusement getting paid thru my government contract.

    I give this fella a 30 on the arm and a 60 potential on the running from tear gas scale. He got the boots tucked in.

    Should be interesting to watch bunch of groups in town ready to tear #### up. I do miss sitting on my ### and getting paid to watch baseball :(

    Have fun out there guy. IMG_20200826_124116653_HDR.jpg IMG_20200826_124702999.jpg
     
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  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    They usually ride around in the golf cart checking those tickets. Some truck stops will call the law on those drivers. Some drivers get away with parking in reserved. I have, but it was late as hell when I did it. When the truck stop is clearing out
     
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  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    I have NEVER encountered your situation. I will reserve parking from time to time. My spot has always been available. I think your case is the exception and not the rule.
     
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