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. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Around here. It's too bad so sad. Next time find free parking.
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  3. Bill51

    Bill51 Heavy Load Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    Used to cringe at how many trucks were on the off-ramp (and on-ramp) there.
    Thank goodness I could make it out and back in one day.
  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    What's the situation like up in Bend these days?

    Last I heard. The town was trying to ban parking completely.
  5. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

    Jun 7, 2019
    FFE does. I only use it when I have too.
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  6. Wicked Wizard

    Wicked Wizard Heavy Load Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northeast PA
    Welcome to trucking i.e. third world parking lot. Guys park any place they feel like it these days. Fuel isle, three deep off the CAT scale, hell in front of you. It's just the way it is today. In this scared world of "he might have a gun" to " I might offend someone", nobody says anything to anybody. I'm unfortunately old school, one days I'll get my teeth knocked out for my attitude but not today...
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  7. Billystubbs

    Billystubbs Bobtail Member

    Aug 30, 2020
    I may be able to explain why this happened in TN.

    The same guy owns several franchises in that area of the country.

    The pilot/fj in Knoxville had an employee go wake up a driver to tell him to move. That driver went in the store and murdered 3 employees. The owner freaked out and said they cant do that anymore.

    I only know this because the same thing happened to me just north of Lexington ky and the manager and I had a civil discussion about it. He let me park in a clearly marked no parking zone, gave me a free shower(as if I dont already get those), refunded my money, gave me a free soda and a free coffee in the morning.

    I literally just asked him if somebody murdered three more people for not saving his spot, if they'd start moving drivers again. He laughed and said hopefully we dont find out, and then he did everything in his power to not find out.
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  8. gpf87

    gpf87 Heavy Load Member

    Feb 2, 2017
    That location never used to knock on doors well before that incident and the guy didn't murder those people because of anybody knocking on his door . Nobody knocked on his door , he was a driver for Swift in a free parking spot .

    There was no motive established but there is speculation about a mental disorder and the fact that he got denied his old job as a corrections officer .

    If you watch the video , he just got done taking a shower , went to his truck and came back inside . He then killed the 3 employees inside and stabbed another girl outside in her car who was on the phone with 911 . There was no altercation with anybody in the store prior to that . The only altercation he had that day was with a prostitute
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2020
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  9. ACO476

    ACO476 Light Load Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    And that restaurant is worth every penny. #### good food there.
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  10. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Durham NC
    They also said he had a notebook of writing that showed a very mentally disturbed Individual. He was from the town I live in. Durham NC. Some thought it was terrorist related because he was a Muslim but that was ruled out according to what I saw reported.
  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    They just completely remodeled the restaurant over the Covid shutdown. Just re opened about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Did a real nice job! If anyone is ever through Tucson, check it out. Same location since the mid 60's. Craycroft exit.
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