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Brac's Comment
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I am in week two at Schneider training in Gary, In and am wondering, if hired, if there is someplace nearer to my home than the Gary or Chicago OCs where I could park my tractor/trailer. I’m in Northern Illinois and am curious if anyone out there has an answer for me. Thanks.

Chris M's Comment
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You can ask around at any of the major retail stores, any place with a large parking lot. Think of any places you've ever seen a truck parked in your area and call and ask. Remember the age old adage, it never hurts to ask lol. Also you can check with self storage places. Often times they have even and boat storage areas and they may be willing to let you pay a few bucks to park there for a few days a month.

If you wanna say what city or town is closest to you I'd be willing to look at Google maps and see what I can find that might work.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Try construction companies. If they have a large lot for their equipment they might rent you a space. That’s where I had best luck

Brac's Comment
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Thanks for the ideas. I’m in McHenry County, IL. I knew some of the big stores allowed drivers to park overnight, but wasn’t sure if they would allow drivers to park and leave for a couple days. I’ll look into it. Thanks again.

Chris M's Comment
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Blain's farm and fleet in Woodstock looks like a good place to try, depending on if that's close enough to you. They've got a pretty big lot and may be willing to work with you

David D.'s Comment
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If you have any farmer friends you might ask them. Heck, even if they're not friends ask anyway and offer a few bucks. What can it hurt.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Try Trucker Path app. There are several truck stops around there.

RealDiehl's Comment
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You can also ask your fleet manager if the company has a drop yard or lot nearby. my company actually has a place 5 miles from my home that I didn't know about for months.

Fleet Manager:

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.
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