Can A Walmart Manager Make You Move Your Truck

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G-Town's Comment
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There are certain drivers that swear by their claims that Walmarts are better than truck stops. I only wonder where they shower? Plus my track record, even though it’s not a long one, hasn’t been very good when I try to park at Walmarts.

Unless of course you are a WMPF or Walmart Dedicated Driver. There are times when by design we (I) park overnight at a store. As soon as I return to the DC, I shower there. One of the many percs of this job.

My 30 minute break is usually taken at a store; backlot or the side. It’s quiet, a restroom is nearby, lots of food options, and very low risk of someone backing into your tractor.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I'm batting .500 when it comes to Walmart parking. Smaller towns it doesn't seem to be an issue. And I do go in and Shop and I ask the manager... I love the fact that I can buy at Walmart and not pay double 4 things at the truck stop. The two times I was refused once was in Dallas and the other was in Aurora.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Parking is one of the reasons i never run out my full clock. i want time to go somewhere else if i have an issue. also, most drivers dismiss casinos, weigh stations and even adult book stores. if you are out of hours and need parking who cares if someone sees you parked at Lions Den. At least they will think you have blood in your veins. lol

Most Petros.you can park in the back even at midnight. look for thr 250+ ones.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Rainy... I have wondered about parking at the lions den? LOL I have seen trucks parked there. Now casinos, you can grab a beer if you want and have a great meal. The lions den.. your comment about that made my night... had no idea they were a chain until I started driving all these different states.

Rob T.'s Comment
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you can grab a beer if you want

Be very careful with that. Many carriers will terminate you for that.

G-Town's Comment
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Now casinos, you can grab a beer if you want and have a great meal.

No problem on the meal.

The beer? I’d strongly suggest checking with you company first. Remember, only a trace amount of alcohol found as a result of a random will get you terminated at most companies.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Now casinos, you can grab a beer if you want and have a great meal.

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No problem on the meal.

The beer? I’d strongly suggest checking with you company first. Remember, only a trace amount of alcohol found as a result of a random will get you terminated at most companies.

Really? You can't have a beer if you are off duty? Not that it matters to me, I don't drink, but it sounds weird.

G-Town's Comment
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Yes really. To reiterate, check with your company.

If on home time, not a problem.

Sleeping in the truck after one or two, it depends on the company. Remember everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, a random is just that. A trace is all it takes... Is it really worth it?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yes really. To reiterate, check with your company.

If on home time, not a problem.

Sleeping in the truck after one or two, it depends on the company. Remember everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, a random is just that. A trace is all it takes... Is it really worth it?

I wasn't even aware they checked for alcohol on urine tests, just drugs. Luckily, I might have 2 drinks a year, if I even have those. I can't remember the last time I drank alcohol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Yes really. To reiterate, check with your company.

If on home time, not a problem.

Sleeping in the truck after one or two, it depends on the company. Remember everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, a random is just that. A trace is all it takes... Is it really worth it?

Not talking about having two or three. Probably shouldn't have said anything. I'm not worried about passing any test. Those days are long behind me.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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