Parking At Truck Stops

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Austin O.'s Comment
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Does this annoy anyone else when people pull in instead of backing in? 3 spots are now useless because on the right side of the picture 2 trucks pulled in and 2 others pulled in on the left side.

Austin O.'s Comment
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Bill F.'s Comment
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Too hard for me to judge from the picture, but that looks like an open spot to me. Could you not put your nose towards that yellow truck and do a slightly modified straight back in?

Turtle's Comment
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Could you not put your nose towards that yellow truck and do a slightly modified straight back in?

That would probably work..... until you wake up to leave at 0-dark-30 and find the 2 adjacent corner spots filled, effectively leaving you blocked in. Or the guy on the left leaves and a new driver noses in too.

I'm ok with people nosing in, but only in spots that won't affect anyone else, and there aren't many of those spots. The guy in the pic is an inconsiderate lazy tool IMO. He easily took up 7ft or so more space than he needed.

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Big Scott's Comment
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I hate it when people do that. Now Loves are usually the tightest truck stops. The Loves in Nashville looks like that. I don't like those corner spots, however, I have seen some where the corner is bigger and there is plenty of room. Based on that picture, I would have taken the spot next to that guy.

HOS:

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I hate it when people do that. Now Loves are usually the tightest truck stops. The Loves in Nashville looks like that. I don't like those corner spots, however, I have seen some where the corner is bigger and there is plenty of room. Based on that picture, I would have taken the spot next to that guy.

You are a brave man to park at the Love's on Trinity lane. CDL happens on trinity lane. Crime, Drugs & Lovin'. (The kind you pay for and get something you can't scrub off with an SOS pad.). You are far better off going the xtra couple miles to the TA.

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HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Diver Driver's Comment
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What really grinds my gears is the total idiot who made up the majority of TA/PETRO parking spaces. They are angled so that you either pull in (like the guy in the OP) or you have to blind side back.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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What really grinds my gears is the total idiot who made up the majority of TA/PETRO parking spaces. They are angled so that you either pull in (like the guy in the OP) or you have to blind side back.

It is an acquired taste. Kinda like Liver.

Austin O.'s Comment
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Those spots on the right are not 90 degrees with the spot I was in. They angle in. If those spots were 90 than yeah no problem but loves likes to make tight parking.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave Reid's Comment
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Those spots on the right are not 90 degrees with the spot I was in. They angle in. If those spots were 90 than yeah no problem but loves likes to make tight parking.

They make it tight and also lay it out so many of the spots put drivers in the way of others pulling in/out of the drive and the fuel island.

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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