Finding Somehwere To Park On Home Time Is Impossible

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I still drop my trailer at the abandoned stop, a n d bobtail home. " The property owner doesn't care about the trucks parking there. It is the city, that blocked the one side, and put up the signs.

I'm just worried they will tow me. Wolding made it clear it would be my bill. Understandably so

Bobtail:

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

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I asked the fellow Wolding drivers in that area. The suggestions I got were Thundercat Tramsport on whitehaven across from Fantasy Island. The next 2 would probably be a bobtail home situation C&S Truck and Trailer or Niagara Tank Lines on Allen Ave. From my understanding we use both as a drop lot on occasion. Just understand, standard practice is if the trailer isn't physically hooked to your truck, it is free game. Possession is 10/10 the rule with trailers.

Jamie did say I may or may not have a trailer and/or load. Bobtail I will park at my house and they can bite me. I can comply with the law if they get picky, but until they do I will park in my driveway. It's 80 feet off the street, there is zero reason for them to complain, but I'm sure someone will. And when they do, I'll move my tent-shed, park beside my house, and build the ugliest barn in my backyard they have ever seen.

I may check Thundercat, but if the other might end up with me not having a trailer, I'll spend the $75/mo

Bobtail:

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

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I still drop my trailer at the abandoned stop, a n d bobtail home. " The property owner doesn't care about the trucks parking there. It is the city, that blocked the one side, and put up the signs.

I wonder if the property owner would lease it for a small fee. Tell the city to pound sand, I leased the parking lot

Bobtail:

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

andhe78's Comment
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One thing to check before you pull the trigger on the Alden spot, is how difficult is it to get on 90 east. I didn't think about it since I always come and go from the west, and don't have my atlas right in front of me. Not sure of the truck routes that way.

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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I have a Farm in KY so has never been a big issue.. But When visiting friends and family in different area's I have gotten creative at times.. Like when I visit my Grandmother in VA I go to a local Grocery store.. The store does not have much room But they know I am normally only there for 34 to 48 hours.. I always go in and ask tho to make sure it is ok with there management.. Other places I have gone and gotten permission from, is State parks, Local Grocery stores, Old or no longer in use stores like a Kmart or the old small walmarts that was before the Super ones.. Back Side of Strip malls, fairgrounds, local recycling centers, and contacting factory businesses in your area is decent parking also.. Main thing is to make sure you do your absolute best to contact the people who manage or own these places, to get permission.. And let them know that its for short time periods.. Most places will be nice about it, as long as you accept responsibility for any theft or damage.. Anything can be achieved with a proper conversation..

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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One thing to check before you pull the trigger on the Alden spot, is how difficult is it to get on 90 east. I didn't think about it since I always come and go from the west, and don't have my atlas right in front of me. Not sure of the truck routes that way.

Well, I won't need a spot until January or february, assuming I pass everything. I was just getting nervous.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I have a Farm in KY so has never been a big issue.. But When visiting friends and family in different area's I have gotten creative at times.. Like when I visit my Grandmother in VA I go to a local Grocery store.. The store does not have much room But they know I am normally only there for 34 to 48 hours.. I always go in and ask tho to make sure it is ok with there management.. Other places I have gone and gotten permission from, is State parks, Local Grocery stores, Old or no longer in use stores like a Kmart or the old small walmarts that was before the Super ones.. Back Side of Strip malls, fairgrounds, local recycling centers, and contacting factory businesses in your area is decent parking also.. Main thing is to make sure you do your absolute best to contact the people who manage or own these places, to get permission.. And let them know that its for short time periods.. Most places will be nice about it, as long as you accept responsibility for any theft or damage.. Anything can be achieved with a proper conversation..

The problem is town government. They are anti truck. These are the same people who held a closed door meeting and passed a resolution outlawing truck stops when Loves wanted to build here. They ruthlessly enforce parking laws, and businesses don't want the hassle.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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So ask them if there is a town spot for you to park. like near their garage where they park.the trash trucks etc. water maintence area. something.

you pay taxes there be sweet

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So ask them if there is a town spot for you to park. like near their garage where they park.the trash trucks etc. water maintence area. something.

you pay taxes there be sweet

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I talked with the NEW owner of the old truck on Niagara Blvd. He is going to going to bring it back to life! It will be paid parking. This will be to keep the lot maintained. He left me his contact information, too. My guess is that it will be anything over 2hrs is paid.

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