Pay To Park?

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Tractor Man's Comment
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You will seldom if ever need to pay other than reserved parking. I try to start my day between 0200- 0400. Done driving early afternoon. Usually an abundance of parking ay most Truck Stops between 1300-1600. That's the way I roll!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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BTW...... Easy to shower at those times too. Never a wait.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Renegade's Comment
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You will seldom if ever need to pay other than reserved parking. I try to start my day between 0200- 0400. Done driving early afternoon. Usually an abundance of parking ay most Truck Stops between 1300-1600. That's the way I roll!

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Sounds like you've got a good routine going. I'm an early riser too.

dirtrocker's Comment
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I like to drive at night. I usually finish somewhere around 0700-0800. Always a lot of spots and no waiting for showers at that time. I also have not hat had to pay for parking yet. I almost had to in NJ (I hate that place) two days ago. Waiting for my next load and parked at a gas station. The owner told me $40. This was about 0300 and there were no truck stops closer than $50 miles.

Lucky as soon as I pulled out of the gas station my load came through and the hell out of NJ I went. Haha

C T.'s Comment
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I've paid once or twice. But I realized that while I'm paying 15 20 bucks for a spot, a guy or gal 10ft from me made a spot and paid nothing. It's risky but I've joined em when I was desperate.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

JakeBreak's Comment
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On the road I've only had to pay twice in a year and a half. And technically I didn't pay for them because I called the fuel dept and for them to authorize fuel at the first one that was the ta in Connecticut. The other time was recently in Baltimore and I just decided to go get myself a steak dinner that night lol so that covered the parking.

Now when I go home its a different story. I get screwed when I go home because the lot I park at is 40 a month but I only go home 3 days a month so yeah it's expensive but I get to write it off on my taxes.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Renegade's Comment
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Thanks for the info guys. I was a little worried about having to pay everytime I needed to park.

Unity's Comment
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I came up on a small truck stop that had a $10 to park sign. U-turned that sucker straight to an *offramp! I ran out of time but I was $10 richer for it and that's 2-4 meals on the road and 4-6 when put towards my weekly grocery spree at costco/walmart :D

*patch of dirt off the road

Kat's Comment
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Tonight I paid to park. Houston is awful. Finished up at receiver at 7pm and couldn't find any parking. Drove out of the city to a Flying J that had a few spaces...all tight like what I dealt with at Kroger. Gave it one good attempt before saying heck with it. There were lots of reserved spaces open, and I was beat. Best $16 I have spent all week.

Rainy 's Comment
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I pay when injabe to **** down after six at night. By that time in have run my clock out...am too lazy and tired to back into narrow spaces and across the lot. Reserves spots are up close and usually wider or easier.

I paid for quite a few spots in the beginning for this reason.

I have been using trucker path app lately to find the non chain lots. I kid you not, I spend the night at an Exxon that could have fit 80 trucks. There were about 30 of us there. A mile away was a loves so jammed with trucks up and down the interstate ramps.

I'm finding hole in the wall places and loving it. Less stress t night and no need to pay

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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