Officer, You're Going To Have To Move!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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It seems that for most of the gas stations I either have to wait for someone to finish what they're doing or tell someone they need to move because they're in my way. Unfortunately the folks who designed and built these stations didn't keep in mind the size of the fuel trucks. Having said that, lots of the tanks are located in very inconvenient spots and in the wrong order of products.

Yesterday I was doing a 30 mile trip driving through a small road south of Sacramento delivering to a large gas station. Music playing, liquid sloshing - good times.

I arrive at the station and what do I see? 2 police officers parked on top of my Premium 91 octane tank, disguished in the darkness pulling over speeders and red light runners as they drive past completely unaware of the officers' presence.

Never in my life did I think I would be telling police officers what to do. But, I told them they had to move.

Take that! Me-1, Police-4

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Nice! I have several cop friends and I love telling them where to go. LOL

JJ

Steve C.'s Comment
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This happened to me once. The photo is a couple years old now. I had stopped at a rest area on a tight schedule just to pee and make sure my coils weren't going anywhere. When I got back to my truck this officer decided to park right there to talk to this other driver. I asked him to move and he told me I could back out and go around :|
Luckily nobody else was around so I could do that safely.
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Susan D. 's Comment
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LMAO! That is a West Side Transport driver. I love my company.

Ken C.'s Comment
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HAHAHA, Daniel B, I bet you enjoyed, NO, I know you enjoyed being able to Tell the Police to Move it...:)

Ken C.

Bud A.'s Comment
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I saw a truck that looked just like yours eastbound on I-80 in Sacramento this morning. Were you working?

Also, I'd like to hear more about the "Me-1, Police-4". Especially the "Police-4" part. Should I be looking through Sacramento mugshots for entertainment today?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I saw a truck that looked just like yours eastbound on I-80 in Sacramento this morning. Were you working?

Also, I'd like to hear more about the "Me-1, Police-4". Especially the "Police-4" part. Should I be looking through Sacramento mugshots for entertainment today?

I got done with my shift at 3am and I only did stations near and in downtown. It was probably a driver from my terminal or a stockton driver. Did the driver look super old, all white hair with hair falling off his head, in other words did he look similiar to you? If so then that was the driver from my terminal.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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