I Saw A Turtle!

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Jamie's Comment
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1- Curb parking doesn't guarantee you an easy exit in the morning. They will double and triple park right next to you, boxing your behind in.

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This is why I always try to park where I can't be blocked in, because if you're going to be there all night.... You're going to have a hard time leaving after your break. rofl-3.gif

Of course sometimes you can't help it, but I try my best!

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I guess you haven't seen it yet, but you can get blocked in just about anywhere, and it only takes a couple feet to render you immobile.

I have not. I usually avoid places like that, as I usually always check Google satellite view on places I plan to park just so I know the ideal place to park. That doesn't always go as planned either, but usually it does.

Mik D.'s Comment
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Saw turtles grandpa😁😁😁😁

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Jamie's Comment
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Saw turtles grandpa😁😁😁😁

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Sharing his family personal photos isn't nice! rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Turtle's Comment
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Hey!

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JoAnne EC's Comment
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Old School - thanks for sharing the pix!

I can't wait to, one day, get to meet some of you guys out on the road. =)

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I was at the Raphine Petro yesterday. I almost caught up with Old School..and passed Big Scott in Knoxville this morning. Now im in MS heading for bed. good nite nite

Tractor Man's Comment
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I have met Errol, Jim J, Gladhand, Raptor and was at G towns DC in Pottsville, PA a couple of years ago. He was not working that week. He talked me thru a few sticky situations over the phone that week though.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Great pictures, Old School!

1- Curb parking doesn't guarantee you an easy exit in the morning. They will double and triple park right next to you, boxing your behind in.

So what do you do when that happens? I know what I have done in the past. *knock-knock* I was in a spot and another truck parked perpendicular to me and a few other trucks I was next to. Blocked us all in. But when I knocked there was nobody in there. I went into the truck stop lounge and politely asked whose truck it was. Driver said he was doing laundry and didn't plan to be there more than a couple hours. Luckily he didn't give me a problem about moving it.

Not sure of proper etiquette here. Knock on truck, or contact a truck stop employee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Not sure of proper etiquette here. Knock on truck, or contact a truck stop employee.

I think it's best to knock. No reason to drag the truck stop into it unless you have to. It's only happened to me twice where I've had to knock, and the drivers expected it. Over time I've figured out that they'll double park with the expectation of you waking them up, so they can get your spot after they move for you. I don't get upset about it as long as they do the right thing and get out of my way asap, which they have.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Not sure of proper etiquette here. Knock on truck, or contact a truck stop employee.

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I think it's best to knock. No reason to drag the truck stop into it unless you have to. It's only happened to me twice where I've had to knock, and the drivers expected it. Over time I've figured out that they'll double park with the expectation of you waking them up, so they can get your spot after they move for you. I don't get upset about it as long as they do the right thing and get out of my way asap, which they have.

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I have had to knock on two occasions as well. Driver got right up and moved.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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