Parking For Truckers At Shipping Companies

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NW Kayaker's Comment
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Hi everyone!

I'm new to the trucking forum and have many questions. Some I've already found out, others I am still looking for answers.

One thing I've wondered - When you are about to go out on the road for a shipping company, do they have places to park your vehicle? If you live in an apartment, you don't really want to leave your vehicle sitting for an extended period of time in the apartment parking (vandals, thieves, etc.), so what do drivers do with their vehicles? This is assuming you live alone in the apartment.

Susan D. 's Comment
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If you go to work for a Trucking company and you happen to park your truck at a terminal during home time, I'm sure you could leave your personal vehicle there.. same goes for leasing a truck parking space (for home time) by the month, leave your personal vehicle there in the secured lot, so it's there when you park and can drive home.

Me personally, I leave my vehicles at my apartment, except the one I drive to go back and forth to where I park my truck. I suppose it depends on what type of area you live in.

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.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Most trucking companies have a lot for POVs at their terminals, in some cases even at some drop yards (rare).

Hi everyone!

I'm new to the trucking forum and have many questions. Some I've already found out, others I am still looking for answers.

One thing I've wondered - When you are about to go out on the road for a shipping company, do they have places to park your vehicle? If you live in an apartment, you don't really want to leave your vehicle sitting for an extended period of time in the apartment parking (vandals, thieves, etc.), so what do drivers do with their vehicles? This is assuming you live alone in the apartment.

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.

Pete B.'s Comment
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All of the Schneider OCs have POV lots; some of the lots are quite dusty... an inexpensive car cover might be a wise investment.

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