Leaving Trailer At The Truck Stop

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Vince D.'s Comment
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Do truck stops allow for drivers to leave their trailers at the truck stops?

Pianoman's Comment
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Typically no, although they may make an exception if there are lots of spots available and you'll be back in 30 minutes or so.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Some truck stops expressly prohibit this...there will be signs.

1) Get permission (in writting if possible) 2) Kingpin lock!

You don't want to explain to dispatch why you lost a trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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You should also check with your employer before leaving a trailer unattended.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I've seen a couple mom and pop places that will have you pay to drop. Why would you need to though? My company has me drop at a customer then bobtail home.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I've seen a couple mom and ooo places

I LOVE those Mom and "OOO" places!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Rainy, I will keep making fun of your funny, and sometimes unintelligible misspellings, until you start using the Preview button.

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Reaper's Comment
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For all you know tractor man maybe that is after the preview button

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Rick S.'s Comment
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All of the above (ask company, ask truckstop, lock kingpin). In addition to kingpin locks, they make GLADHAND LOCKS. If you lock the emergency supply line - makes it much harder for someone to hook and drag away (tow trucks can chain to the front of the trailer). If air can't be applied to release the spring brakes, someone has to go under and use a special bolt and nut to "capture" the spring.

I wouldn't think a company is going to allow a driver to just roll away from a loaded trailer. An EMPTY - MAYBE. But 40K lbs of INSURED customer product - prolly not.

Rick

Tractor Man's Comment
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For all you know tractor man maybe that is after the preview button

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True, It could be a phone manufactured in Sri Lanka or some such far away land!

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