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LDRSHIP's Comment
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If you have any more questions about Wolding I will be glad to answer what I can. I am sure you are aware the Home Depot is just down the road from Norampac/Greenpac. Unfortunately the Home Depot started chasing away trucks parked there. I have parked there before.

The abandoned truck stop I was referring to. It is where You get sent to wait for a dock.

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Norpac/greenpac truck entrance. The Home Depot / cinema is on the right side.

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The biggest issue you would have is finding truck parking during home time. Grand Island is not the most truck friendly place, lol.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I guess the correct names are: Norampak Industries / Greenpac Mill. Either way they are 2 sides to the same coin. Same truck entrance for both. One handles the inbound scrap paper and the other ships finished product.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If you have any more questions about Wolding I will be glad to answer what I can. I am sure you are aware the Home Depot is just down the road from Norampac/Greenpac. Unfortunately the Home Depot started chasing away trucks parked there. I have parked there before.

The abandoned truck stop I was referring to. It is where You get sent to wait for a dock.

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Norpac/greenpac truck entrance. The Home Depot / cinema is on the right side.

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The biggest issue you would have is finding truck parking during home time. Grand Island is not the most truck friendly place, lol.

I have seen the truck stop. Danielsahn mentioned it when I met him, and I drove by and checked it out. Never noticed it before.

I believe my daughter in law's step father works there. They had a huge fire a while back.

And yes, GI is not truck friendly, they are all a bunch of snobs and not in my back yard types. They think they are rich, and complain about the prices in the supermarket. If I live here, I can assure you it isn't just rich people. :)

There is an empty lot right by my house where 3 trucks park, I'm not sure if they have permission or not. If there is no law against it, I'll park right in my driveway, assuming I can back in from a 2 lane road. May have to widen my driveway. I'll go read up on town laws. I'm fine with ticking off the neighbors. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'm sure I'll have questions farther down the road, as I get closer to shutting down my business and going to school. I appreciate the offer.

I have read most everything on their website, and watched a ton of videos, read a ton of driver reviews. I think I have only seen one or two negative reviews, and they appeared to be from what is referred to as "terminal rats". smile.gif

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'll have to start working on extending my driveway, I guess. Jerks.

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Where I live, I can park my tractor on my property, but not the trailer. My vehicle has to be fully on my property and back from the public road. Since you can park cars in my cul de sac. I just put my cars on the street and my truck in the driveway. Muah ha ha ha.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Where I live, I can park my tractor on my property, but not the trailer. My vehicle has to be fully on my property and back from the public road. Since you can park cars in my cul de sac. I just put my cars on the street and my truck in the driveway. Muah ha ha ha.

My truck would have to be 80 feet from the road, and I'm pretty sure that is where the front of my house is, or on the side of my house, which is probably the same thing.

I do have, and plan tom exercise, the right to declare my property a farm. I wonder if that affects that zoning law.

Anyway, is Walmart, etc., considered a safe place? And if so, how long will Walmart allow you to park? Walmart is about 5 miles from my house, and they do allow parking. I also see Ryder trucks at the Home Depot, but I'm not sure if they are for rent or what.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Walmart's are becoming increasingly LESS truck friendly. All you would need to do is talk to the store manager and get his permission to park your truck there during home time. Are you referring to the Walmart / Sams plaza just down from the Home Depot? I here that Walmart still allows trucks to park overnight. Either way, if you want it to be a long term solution just ask the store manager. TBH, any place that is big enough to park the truck and trailer as long as you have proper permission to do so is pretty much fair game.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Walmart's are becoming increasingly LESS truck friendly. All you would need to do is talk to the store manager and get his permission to park your truck there during home time. Are you referring to the Walmart / Sams plaza just down from the Home Depot? I here that Walmart still allows trucks to park overnight. Either way, if you want it to be a long term solution just ask the store manager. TBH, any place that is big enough to park the truck and trailer as long as you have proper permission to do so is pretty much fair game.

Danielsahn said he parks there, and there are RVs parked there. I think he said he dropped his trailer at the abandoned truck stop and bobtailed this time.

Bobtail:

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

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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If you have any more questions about Wolding I will be glad to answer what I can. I am sure you are aware the Home Depot is just down the road from Norampac/Greenpac. Unfortunately the Home Depot started chasing away trucks parked there. I have parked there before.

The abandoned truck stop I was referring to. It is where You get sent to wait for a dock.

0699383001534675655.jpg

Norpac/greenpac truck entrance. The Home Depot / cinema is on the right side.

0155060001534675886.jpg

The biggest issue you would have is finding truck parking during home time. Grand Island is not the most truck friendly place, lol.

The home depot has started allowing trucks there again, but at the far end of the lot they share with the movie theater. The HS truck stop (abandoned one) is where I par my truck, and also drop my trailer, during my hometimes. The Walmart allows parking, where Grumps and I met. Also, the casino allows parking. It might not appear it, but the old truck stop is as safe as most open stops.

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