Got Hit At A Truck Stop

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Austin O.'s Comment
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Has anyone ever got hit while parked at a truck stop ? Happened to me in Dalton, Georgia at the pilot. No truck damage guy just backed into the front end cap on my trailer

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just about anyone that's been out there for quite a while has had someone at least nudge them. I had someone forget to set the parking brakes and their truck rolled down a slanted parking lot and crushed the front left corner of the hood at 3:00 a.m. - that was a rude awakening!

Old School's Comment
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Four times I've had someone fold my mirror back as they were trying to back in next to me.

andhe78's Comment
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Twice in the last six weeks. Both times at flying j’s, both times I was parked legally, both times in the middle of the night, and both times they tried to run off and I had to chase them down. First was was a Saturday night, half empty lot, the driver ran the front corner of his trailer into the back of mine, just a foot long gouge in the rub rail. Second time, driver was backing into the spot next to me and backed right into my fender instead. This was the second one:

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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.

Big Scott's Comment
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Had my driver's side mirror busted while in the truck stop. At a tiny T/A somewhere.

Austin O.'s Comment
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Some of your stories sound bad! It's just very frustrating and irritating that we can drive thousands of miles across America and have many close calls but we get hit when we're parked! I just dont understand why people can't Get Out And Look. Or at least STOP when air horns are blowing! Guy that hit me tried taking off but luckily for me he got blocked in.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Susan D. 's Comment
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So far, I've not been hit or hit anyone but sure got close a time or two lol. I've seen some really nasty backing incidents at truck stops.. last one was a couple weeks ago at a pilot in Florida.. beautiful long nose yellow Pete with it's chrome bumper curled forward, way out in front and the headlight on that side (passenger side) was smashed against the hood.. oh and that fender was dangling on the ground. Not sure who the culprit was but there was another truck taking like 3 spaces all angled weird just behind it on that side.. looks like someone thought they were going for a pull through, clipped the yellow Pete, backed up, hit it again, pulled forward.. you get the idea.. it was crazy looking and matched my imagination lol.

Another one was a purple Kenworth.. backed into a spot in the center of the row.. not on an end and his bumper was on the ground and he had obvious radiator damage. He had parked his truck, left and came back to all that damage. It kinda looked like someone had nosed in across from him and reorganized the front of his truck backing out. The guy got back, saw his truck and just cried. I had just arrived minutes before he had returned.

Yes, we should always goal, but the reality is most people don't do it every single time, thinking they've got it, and indeed they did. It helps if you don't park on an end space and don't try to create a parking space in an entrance/exit or other high risk places.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I had a driver back into my bumper in the middle of a 34hr reset up in NY. That stunk. Had to log on duty to take care of paperwork and contacting the company.

Diver Driver's Comment
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3 times. Kllm, England, and a private company driver. But ya notice, no Swift.......

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