Patience At The Pumps

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PackRat's Comment
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Another bad one I just remembered is the TA Baltimore. Way too cramped and easily blocked in there. Forget about parking around there, too.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Next time you guys are that these terrible truck stops snap some pictures. I'd love to see what kind of "fun" I'm missing out on. For fueling my truck I pull into the fuel island at Ryder and they fuel it for me. In my 8 months driving I have yet to pump my own fuel.

PackRat's Comment
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I remember those days in the late 80s. Pull up to the fuel island, give the attendant your data for method of payment, be it a fuel card, national account or cash. Yes, some companies were still using cash! Give the attendant a few dollars and they would fuel it, wash all the windows & mirrors, and park it for you if you were going in the restaurant to eat. Lucky if you even see a truck stop employee outdoors now. I haven't seen full service in more than 20 years at least.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Dang, you are as old as me!

I am trying to imagine your garden variety Loves employee backing a rig into a tight spot.

I'll have nightmares about that...thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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In the mid 80s, I was making spending money illegally driving semi trucks with log trailers after dark for a man I knew back home. Drive bobtail up to the landing, hook up the loaded, overweight trailer, then pull it 25 miles down to the drop yard at their house/business. Do that about three times each night, four nights some weeks. Think I got $20 for each trailer? First time I drove an R Model Mack on a paved road I was 15.

Bobtail:

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

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Here is a pilot I refueled at about a month ago. Such joy!

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After you fuel and pull up, you have to wait for the truck to the left of you to pull out before you can go. If you look in front of the truck pulling fwd from fueling you can see what is left of the yellow pull up line.

Old School's Comment
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Patrick, I've been there quite a few times. There's nothing nice about it.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I got lucky. I was the far left guy, lol

Joe S.'s Comment
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The Pilot outside of Tyler, TX is really bad!!! I pulled in there and their pump lanes are narrow. I stepped out to fuel and had to step on the fuel island. I slipped and fell between my truck and the fuel island. I fell on my left side and broke five ribs. I was in the hospital for five days. Schneider and the insurance company took care of me and they “took care of Pilot” if you know what I mean.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I know of an can awesome little full service fuel stop in Kylertown, PA. It's the Kylertown KwikFill off I80. Awesome people, good food in the restaurant, ancient but clean showers, plenty of parking, and if you're tired of staying in your truck, for under $50 they have a nice little motel, just register for your room at the fuel desk lol.

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