Parking At A Truck Stop, Back In Or Nose In?

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Seppo's Comment
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I've only done it two or three times in my career, only when it's late and it's one of those weird smaller Petros where the entire lot is ingeniously laid out for blind side backing only. If I'm not leaving until late in the morning or early afternoon I know it won't be a problem getting out. I figure better that than have to pull my air brakes six or seven times backing in and waking up some guy who's gonna be ****ed off and mess with my rig on his way outta there in the morning. You do get the added benefit of not having to listen to someone's reefer or super loud idling engine next to you. I prefer not to do it because my trainer told me it's a rookie move, and I don't wanna look like a noob.


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Errol V.'s Comment
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I think I'm the infamous noser inner of the forum. Didn't realize there was an older thread. Anyway, i do it to reduce noise, and people are welcome to think it's stupid or i can't back, i don't care.

Is just at a smaller truck stop yesterday. About half the trucks were nose-in. You are not alone.

Besides the comment I made about how your truck "bends", I think it's also That's What Truckers Do.

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Aaron M.'s Comment
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I know this thread is old but I can't resist the temptation to reply hehe.

I've nosed in several times but EVERY time I've nosed in, either the truck in front of me was gone when I woke up so I just easily pulled forward, the surrounding trucks around me and in back was gone so back out was SUPER easy or I was able to nose in in a place to where I can do a straight back out.

Now I try to back in as often as possible. I really need the practice. Been driving swift 6 months now.

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