Who's Parking Where Tonight?

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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After SOMEONE on this board had me on the phone last night til the wee hours ... I got only a couple hours sleep..then headed out. Change if plans but just shut down at OAK GROVE KY flying j..... Anyone here?

Where are you?

Oak Grove... hmm. Ah yes exit 86 on I-24. Junction between 41A and 24. I would of done the Pilot personally. It is newer and nicer. I know the area well since that is where I live. Technically I live just across the state line in Clarksville, TN.

Btw, I am shut down at SCA in Cherokee, AL. My load won't be ready for a few hours and my 14 hr clock is out of time. So pull a 10 and grab it in the morning. I will be heading back up to Shepardsville, KY for a Friday morning delivery.

Jonathan T.'s Comment
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Shut down at HOME for a few days :) It's good to be back

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Should be shutting down at Pilot in San Diego and then on to Tracy, CA in the morning.

Just visited the Otay Mesa terminal for the first time myself. It can be a little tight but unlike JV it's at least well organized. LOL

JJ

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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After SOMEONE on this board had me on the phone last night til the wee hours ... I got only a couple hours sleep..then headed out. Change if plans but just shut down at OAK GROVE KY flying j..... Anyone here?

Where are you?

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Oak Grove... hmm. Ah yes exit 86 on I-24. Junction between 41A and 24. I would of done the Pilot personally. It is newer and nicer. I know the area well since that is where I live. Technically I live just across the state line in Clarksville, TN.

Btw, I am shut down at SCA in Cherokee, AL. My load won't be ready for a few hours and my 14 hr clock is out of time. So pull a 10 and grab it in the morning. I will be heading back up to Shepardsville, KY for a Friday morning delivery.

I avoid pilots like the plague. Usually too small. I come to this spot cause one night at 0300 i smelled n needed a shower badly after two days at customers. I asked the manager if I could park in fuel isle and take ten min shower. He told me to take as long as I wanted and put a trash can behind my truck so no one got stuck behind me. I got out asap n promised I'd give them my future business when in the area.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I can understand your preference. The pilot at exit 89 is garbage. The pilot at 86 is nice. Lots of parking. I guess it comes down do you prefer Denny and McDonalds or Wendy's and Waffle House. The Flying J at 86 has been there a long time. Also just north of the overpass there is a little hole in the wall truckstop. It has good reviews on TruckersPath. The Pilot at exit 86 was built around 2003/2004 time frame. If you ever need to know anything about the area let me know. I have lived in that area since '02.

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I avoid pilots like the plague. Usually too small. I come to this spot cause one night at 0300 i smelled n needed a shower badly after two days at customers. I asked the manager if I could park in fuel isle and take ten min shower. He told me to take as long as I wanted and put a trash can behind my truck so no one got stuck behind me. I got out asap n promised I'd give them my future business when in the area.

Must have smelled pretty bad for him to say take your time. rofl-3.gif

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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Stevens drop yard in Laredo, Texas.

If I don't have a new load by the time my 10 is up, I'll be writing more bad poetry to send to the planners and other office staff.

Pianoman's Comment
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I'm in Littleton, CO, spending the night at a Costco since my 14 is too low to make it to the terminal. Started looking for an empty around 7 this morning and just finishing up getting unloaded around 10 pm. Long day..

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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I avoid pilots like the plague. Usually too small. I come to this spot cause one night at 0300 i smelled n needed a shower badly after two days at customers. I asked the manager if I could park in fuel isle and take ten min shower. He told me to take as long as I wanted and put a trash can behind my truck so no one got stuck behind me. I got out asap n promised I'd give them my future business when in the area.

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Must have smelled pretty bad for him to say take your time. rofl-3.gif

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bart's Comment
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Valley of Fire Moapa Piaute travel plaza. Just north of Vegas. Tons of parking , liquor store and big boy fireworks I can sit in my truck and watch the drunks blow themselves up. If you fuel you get a free breakfast and a shower. I shut down here about twice a week

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.

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