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Sid's Comment
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If the parking area is that open, sure. Otherwise, no.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's a little squeezy walking between two trucks but I did regularly. It's nicer being out in the open but I'm not going walk way the heck out of the way just to go around the end of a long line of trucks.

I appreciate that people are concerned about safety and crime, but I think there's also such a thing as overthinking things sometimes. Walking around the end of a row also puts you alongside all of the trucks moving around the parking lot, which isn't any safer, especially if they're turning down rows in tight quarters.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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This question never occurred to me. Since I'm a newer driver unless I get to a truck stop early I'm usually Parked way in the back, especially if it's a bigger truck stop so I have an easier job parking... So I do walk between trucks. I have heard about people pulling fifth wheel pins... But I'm just not that kind of person. People always tell me I have a kind face and Happy Eyes whatever that means... So I'm not the kind of person I think people would accuse me of anything. I always smile and acknowledge everyone I meet so I don't think I'd ever have that situation of being questioned.

Sid's Comment
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You do have better 'sight lines' out in the open for 'situational awareness'. You can't avoid what you can't see.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Most of us could probably use the exercise

I know I could.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Most of us could probably use the exercise

I know I could.

Amen, brother! Something I used to do for exercise (if it was safe to do so) was walk some laps around the truck stop for about half an hour or so after parking. If I took my half hour break at a place where it was safe to walk, I'd get an apple or some other kind of fruit, and walk around while eating for about 20 minutes. It's a good way to get the blood flowing and keep alert. Obviously it's not safe to walk around some truck stops or rest areas if it's busy, and wearing hi-vis clothing is a good idea.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy 's Comment
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Is it really too much effort to walk to the end of the row where you have good visibility and the chance to be seen by everyone else?

ask youself that when its -30 degrees out and your stomach is upset and you keep running to the restroom in a lot of 300 trucks....and no way to park closer.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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ask youself that when its -30 degrees out and your stomach is upset and you keep running to the restroom in a lot of 300 trucks....and no way to park closer.

YES... no way I'll take you the long way when you have that gurgle in your stomach... want to stop and question me... suddenly I wouldn't be so polite...

A horrible story... I was at a rest area in Texas and they have some really nice rest areas. On my way to the bathroom in the morning I got that terrible feeling all of a sudden. I couldn't make it. And all hell busted loose. So I still go to the bathroom try to clean up and I'm trying to wash out my gym shorts in the sink all I had on was a t-shirt at this point. I heard someone coming to the bathroom by their footsteps and to be honest I was so sick at the time I didn't care anymore. I looked at the guy that walked in and told him I was really sick. Could you do me a favor and go to my truck and get me a pair of pants to wear... He said I totally understand I've been there and he went out to my truck and brought back some pants for me. After a period of total lost dignity... as I was walking back to my truck I saw him standing there with his wife and said God bless you you have no idea how much I appreciate what you did.... his poor wife looked horrified LOL The next time I was at a Walmart I bought a bucket and scented garbage bags. I always have plenty of baby wipes with me. You know that truck stop food doesn't always sit well with you and I've never had that same problem since... I just take care of the situation in the truck.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Junkyard thank you for that.......interesting story. A nearby bathroom is one thing thats taken for granted. Although you find it embarassing you have shown many considering a career another example of how this isnt a typical job. Glad to hear you're prepared now should a similar thing happen.

Now you'll have a great story to tell the family at christmas! rofl-1.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Interesting replies from everyone! I have walked between two trucks multiple times but it all depends on where I'm parked and how far the store is. Although I do it to avoid any problems if the walk isn't that far, because if someone's 5th wheel gets pulled; I don't want to get blamed as I would never do anything like that. But when you got to go, you got to go! rofl-3.gif

I've had some close calls even cutting through two trucks! shocked.pngrofl-1.gif

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