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Question for the seasoned ones. RE: parking space

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Dan R.'s Comment
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I think that's the key. With my trainer it would always amaze me that no matter where we were in the country, he'd say 'there's a ________ up around the ____ mile marker, hit that place up." All that is is time, though. Knowing what places are good, what ones aren't. I'm starting to get there in Western Region myself. Like, my absolute favorite is the TA in Wheeler Ridge, CA. ALWAYS parking, options for food going from McDonald's to a nice sit-down place. Then there's ones like the Troutdale, OR TA or Loves next door to it that aren't even good for swinging by for a drink.

Part of my trip plan now includes looking up satellite views of the truck stops if I'm unfamiliar with them. The more information I can find out about where I'm stopping the better.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I think that's the key. With my trainer it would always amaze me that no matter where we were in the country, he'd say 'there's a ________ up around the ____ mile marker, hit that place up." All that is is time, though. Knowing what places are good, what ones aren't. I'm starting to get there in Western Region myself. Like, my absolute favorite is the TA in Wheeler Ridge, CA. ALWAYS parking, options for food going from McDonald's to a nice sit-down place. Then there's ones like the Troutdale, OR TA or Loves next door to it that aren't even good for swinging by for a drink.

Part of my trip plan now includes looking up satellite views of the truck stops if I'm unfamiliar with them. The more information I can find out about where I'm stopping the better.

I look at the satellite view too. Mainly because I've gone in the car entrances a couple of times in the dark... luckily it went straight thru to the truck area but still.

I also look to see where to best spots are with easy set ups.

Keep in mind though. At the old school truckstops it may just be a free for all in the unmarked gravel lot. I try to line up and get as close as is safe to the truck next to me in those cases.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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