Truck Stop Etiquette

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Parrothead66's Comment
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Most of the folks on here seem to be pretty good people & these won't apply most but just to help spread the word...feel free to add

1. Slow the hell down, it's not Daytona 2. If you're in the fuel line waiting to get fuel DO NOT leave your truck 3. If you've got fuel, pull forward & then you can go in to get your receipt etc...but not to go sit down and eat 4. Do not **** in the parking lot 5. Do not throw your trash or even worse your **** bottles in the lot, there's trash cans every where

Steve_HBG's Comment
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GOAL (Get Out And Look) when backing in to a parking space.

Offer to help the less experienced drivers when they're having a problem.

Say "Hello" to someone once in a while -- it just might make that person's day... and yours.

G-Town's Comment
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At night when approaching another truck in the process of backing up, dim your headlights.

Nate_K's Comment
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Say "Hello" to someone once in a while -- it just might make that person's day... and yours.

Haha.....I don't mind a hello and that but I cringe when people try to talk to me at truck stops.

I get that we are social animals by nature but I am out here for the solitude. Let me run in and **** and get back out to my truck asap. I don't really care that the guy at the restaurant said his '91 cab over Pete is the fastest truck on the interstate.

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G-Town's Comment
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Nate, you need to work on the "do not talk to me" face. I usually put that face "on" when I am in a hurry.

Thought of another TS peeve; do not park in front of the scale blocking the exit.

Old School's Comment
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If I catch you taking your thirty minute break in the fuel island you are going to be much less happy with me than I am with you!

G-Town's Comment
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If catch you taking your thirty minute break in the fuel island you are going to be much less happy with me than I am with you!

Roger that, ditto for me.

C. S.'s Comment
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If catch you taking your thirty minute break in the fuel island you are going to be much less happy with me than I am with you!

Unless it's 2 am and there are nine other pumps open.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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If it's dark outside and you're naked in your cab with the light on, close the curtain.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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If it's dark outside and you're naked in your cab with the light on, close the curtain.

Still traumatized? rofl-2.gif

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