Truck Stop Horror Stories

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Kevin H.'s Comment
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Trucks being hit by drivers who can't be bothered to get out and look or haven't figured out what exactly the mirrors on the side of the truck are for.

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I use them to make sure my hair looks good and to be sure there is no food stuck in my teeth!

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Truckstops have bathrooms...they have mirrors in them and usually they work. Best part, you don't have to be 6' 5" to see yourself in them.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Tractor Man was joking.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Way too much butt crack exposure.

I hope Plumbers won't be offended if we start refering to it as Truckers Crack!

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G-Town's Comment
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Trucks being hit by drivers who can't be bothered to get out and look or haven't figured out what exactly the mirrors on the side of the truck are for.

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I use them to make sure my hair looks good and to be sure there is no food stuck in my teeth!

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Truckstops have bathrooms...they have mirrors in them and usually they work. Best part, you don't have to be 6' 5" to see yourself in them.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure Tractor Man was joking.

No kidding? Tractor? Joking? Yup! Totally knew it...

Kevin H.'s Comment
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Trucks being hit by drivers who can't be bothered to get out and look or haven't figured out what exactly the mirrors on the side of the truck are for.

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I use them to make sure my hair looks good and to be sure there is no food stuck in my teeth!

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Truckstops have bathrooms...they have mirrors in them and usually they work. Best part, you don't have to be 6' 5" to see yourself in them.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure Tractor Man was joking.

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No kidding? Tractor? Joking? Yup! Totally knew it...

Oh, I see now. Sorry. For some reason I really believed you were telling people about using bathroom mirrors.

Renegade's Comment
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Love the humor guys and gals but I guess what I was really trying to get out of that question is what are the most common things (Nonsense) that you see at truck stops that new drivers and even experienced drivers should steer clear of? I don't want to be a mouse running with rats if you know what I mean.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Panhandlers. Im polite but steer clear.

G-Town's Comment
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Love the humor guys and gals but I guess what I was really trying to get out of that question is what are the most common things (Nonsense) that you see at truck stops that new drivers and even experienced drivers should steer clear of? I don't want to be a mouse running with rats if you know what I mean.

In a truck stop you really need to keep your head on a swivel. You really never know what is going to happen. Turn your CB off. Just exercise extreme caution,...pay attention to everything.

Gladhand's Comment
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Judging by your recent posts you seem to be nervous about shut down locations? They aren't that scary really, the only bad places I have seen were in bad areas anyways so I tend to stay outside of the city if I can. Crazy thing I seen happen was a crazy guy in Eloy, AZ at the petro was throwing fried chicken at people on the gas station side, then he went and layer down on the street so he could get ran over.

Use common sense and avoid sketchy people, etc. Funny thing is sometimes other drivers may look like the sketchy people, but in reality they are just going inside to get something to eat, use restroom, etc. I was worried about it to and overall it's not that bad out here.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pianoman's Comment
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I guess the reason we're all joking about it is that most of us don't really have any "horror stories" to tell about truck stops. LOL.

99% of the time, I find a truck stop I want to shut down at using the Trucker Path app, drive there, park in a legal spot, go inside and get something to eat, go back out to my truck and close the curtains and snooze. Then get up in the morning, run inside to grab food, then leave. That's it. No hassle, no drama, no scary stories.

Now if you want a horror story... Once you join us on the road and are assigned your own truck, go to a truckstop in the middle of the night and blast the air horn for a good five minutes. Then report back to us...that is, if you're still alive!

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Pianoman's Comment
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Just to clarify here, I'm not making fun of your question. I reread my post and it kinda seemed like that.

Your question is a good one, and one probably alot of people wonder about. I was kinda nervous about it too before I came out here. But my point is, once you get out here you realize there's nothing scary at all about truck stops.

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