Sitting In Denver (Truck Stop Nightmare)

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ChickieMonster's Comment
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Duh, forgot my original comment!

I hate Pilots and try to avoid them. They are just way too cramped for me.

I've discovered since being with CalArk that Love's are pretty decent for the most part. Not always but a good majority are roomy and are usually pretty clean. Love the showers too.

TA can be hit or miss. Same thing with Petros. A lot of blindside parking there plus those angled spots mess with my head a bit..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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ChickieMonster recommends:

I've discovered since being with CalArk that Love's are pretty decent for the most part. Not always but a good majority are roomy and are usually pretty clean. Love the showers too.

I was thinking to post "Don't go to Love's, they're cramped!" But CM's comment reminded me that not all Love's are the same. I think the company went through a "small" phase with really tiny parking areas (I-40, Palestine AR). But the newer ones are more open.

Keith A.'s Comment
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I got lucky when I was working for Knight, the yard was within about fifteen-thirty minutes of most anything in Denver, and within an hour of almost anything we're picking up or delivering in the area. Do not enjoy the Pilot off I70 though, that was pretty horrendous. Didn't use any of the other truck stops around there (although I think there's just Johnson's corner off 25 north of Denver)

Bud A.'s Comment
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Every truck stop in Denver sucks. I've gone to all of them to fuel at some point, but the only one I park at is the Flying J since it's closer to home. Usually I park at the yard.

The least sucky is probably the TA West in Wheat Ridge, or maybe Sapp Bros. If I didn't live there and didn't have a yard to park in there, I'd probably stop at the Loves in Bennett.

Some places just don't have good parking options. Denver is one of them. I've often thought that if I had a bunch of money, I'd open big truck stops with lots of roomy parking near certain cities and make a ton of money.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

ironmike's Comment
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The Denver pilot is the worst of the worst. It's all blind side and full. There are a lot of scams going on there. It is so crowded there you will get stuck. It reminds me of the song HOTEL CALIFORNIA, "you can come in any time you like, but you can never leave". The only good about that place is the fuel price and the exit. The woman on the CB radio in the blue beacon in the back was an angel helping direct traffic and referee fights. I would plan on heading East on the 70 to shut down at the flying j or the loves if possible. This is from my own personal experience there.

Rick Dees's Comment
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Denver is an absolute black hole...very few places to park. The Pilot down town is a nightmare. There is a wal mart in Aurora that has a small amount of truck parking space. I think it is a Flying J about 70 miles East of Denver in Limon colorado..lots of parking there.

Tractor Man's Comment
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The only good about that place is the fuel price and the exit. The

Emphasis on EXIT!

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Farmerbob1's Comment
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I-70 East of Denver, exit 304 or 305. There's a Loves there, next to a King Soupers or some other sort of grocery store. Good place to stop and stock up on groceries. It doesn't fill up nearly as fast as the places in town, and is closer than Limon.

Bud A.'s Comment
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I-70 East of Denver, exit 304 or 305. There's a Loves there, next to a King Soupers or some other sort of grocery store. Good place to stop and stock up on groceries. It doesn't fill up nearly as fast as the places in town, and is closer than Limon.

Yep, that's in Bennett, Colorado. Nice stop. There's also a small Loves in Hudson, Colorado, northeast of Denver on I-76. That one fills up pretty early though.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I can vouch for the fact that having your dot bumper taken off would be much better than having your front end taken off. I had someone back into the front end of my truck about a week ago and I'm still sitting on a hotel room waiting for my truck to get fixed.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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