Not Trucker Friendly

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Noni R.'s Comment
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He would not take a check and I sure wasn't giving him my credit card, so that meant cash. I literally begged him to remove it. I explained that I had just been sick which cost me all of our extra money. He agreed to lower it to $100. I only had $94 in cash. He removed it for that amount.

Tim L.'s Comment
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The Walmart I worked at for nine years here in Uvalde IS trucker friendly. I don't know for how long though. It is starting to look like a truck stop more and more, with six or eight trucks in the parking lot clumped together at a time. As a former member of management at the store, I can almost guarantee that the minute the trashing aspect becomes an issue, or the number of trucks keeps growing, it will no longer be trucker friendly.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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He would not take a check and I sure wasn't giving him my credit card, so that meant cash. I literally begged him to remove it. I explained that I had just been sick which cost me all of our extra money. He agreed to lower it to $100. I only had $94 in cash. He removed it for that amount.

You should have called the police. That sounds like a total scam. I don't believe they have any right whatsoever to do that. What's done is done so don't sweat it. But I'd call the police if you're ever in that situation again. That's holding you hostage for a ransom - probably frowned upon in our society.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Noni R.'s Comment
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The Walmart I worked at for nine years here in Uvalde IS trucker friendly. I don't know for how long though. It is starting to look like a truck stop more and more, with six or eight trucks in the parking lot clumped together at a time. As a former member of management at the store, I can almost guarantee that the minute the trashing aspect becomes an issue, or the number of trucks keeps growing, it will no longer be trucker friendly.

My husband and I are very conscientious. I always return my cart to the cart corral. I have even gathered and returned many carts that have been left sitting around. We never leave garbage, not a gum wrapper. We do not idle although our apu runs.

I just hate it that so few can ruin it for so many.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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There is a smart phone app that tells which Wal-Marts allow overnight parking, and which do NOT. However, even the Walmarts that allow overnight parking, some of them look very tricky getting in and out of. I passed on parking at a Wal-Mart earlier this evening.

I have to stay at a truck stop until Sunday, as I have 15 minutes left on my 70, and NO RECAP, and I was hoping to park at a place where I could shop.

Dave

Tracy W.'s Comment
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I think I would write Walmart Corporate with the story...tell all the details. The Walmart parking lot is private property, so yes, they can do pretty much whatever they want, and it may not be the nice thing to do but it is their right.

As others have said, the best plan is to go right in and ask the manager if it's okay. If you do that immediately, even if someone boots your truck, you probably will have better luck if you were taking the right steps.

If you had a receipt from the guy that booted you it would be interesting to see what Corporate has to say. For him to drop the bill from $300 to $94 on his own discretion tells me that the money probably went in his own pocket.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I think I would write Walmart Corporate with the story...tell all the details. The Walmart parking lot is private property, so yes, they can do pretty much whatever they want, and it may not be the nice thing to do but it is their right.

As others have said, the best plan is to go right in and ask the manager if it's okay. If you do that immediately, even if someone boots your truck, you probably will have better luck if you were taking the right steps.

If you had a receipt from the guy that booted you it would be interesting to see what Corporate has to say. For him to drop the bill from $300 to $94 on his own discretion tells me that the money probably went in his own pocket.

I agree with you. If he had a boss I don't think his boss would approve of such a steep price drop. I think this jerk just bought the tire boot and is doing this illegally as a way to make money.

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