Overnight Parking At Rest Stops In PA

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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When parking at rest areas I often wonder how many of these guys are rookies? The either pull too far ahead or not far enough. Really irritates me when I pull in and I know I'm going to have to bang on some doors in the morning to get out. Have you downloaded the trucker app on your phone? Gives you lots of places to park and if you take the time to read the reviews you can see how people rate the way the parking lot is set up. Some will say if you're a rookie don't go here, others will say nice and easy to get in. It will also give you an indication if there are spots available. I totally understand how you think right now. But you're going to have to do the truck stops eventually it will make your life easier. Just do the goal and you will be surprised how patient other drivers can be. Don't let the jerks get to you. Keep Rollin brother.

It isn’t about the backing, etc. I prefer rest stops, etc.

Two reasons. It is quieter, and I am losing 5 pounds a week staying away from truck stop food. And saving money. So 3 reasons.

Jeremy's Comment
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I remember when i was dropping pounds driving now im spoiled and know my routes so well i get more rest/eat more cooked in my can food i have microwave lunch box fridge and even a forman grill when ive got time for some tuna steaks or whatever fish i bring with me i eat healthier but more often

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Today is the backing day from hell. Two of the worst spots I have had to get into so far.

I made it and didn’t hit anything though.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Today is the backing day from hell. Two of the worst spots I have had to get into so far.

I made it and didn’t hit anything though.

Sounds like a win to me.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Two reasons. It is quieter, and I am losing 5 pounds a week staying away from truck stop food. And saving money. So 3 reasons.

Good for you!!! If you find yourself missing those pounds I have a few extra to spare for you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Real diehl says

If you find yourself missing those pounds I have a few extra to spare for you.

I'll take one for the team and let you have some of mine too grumpy! Mama always said sharing is caring smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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I've lost 12 lbs in 6 weeks. Shooting for 12 more over the next 4. I was beginning to waddle more than walk!

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Keep it up Grumpy!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'm exhausted. They are running me continuously. I'm starting to wonder if they realize I will run out of hours at some point. :)

andhe78's Comment
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I’ve talked to rest area attendants in PA and VA about those two hour signs. Both told me they apply to cars, they don’t want people spending the night in their cars.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy 's Comment
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I'm exhausted. They are running me continuously. I'm starting to wonder if they realize I will run out of hours at some point. :)

welcome to trucking!!!

what do you mean you are exhausted? You should be able to find a gym 4 times a week for 2 hours a day , get an online degree, and run a side business.

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That is some of stuff we have had comments about from people saying "I figured if i went into trucking, i could have down time for other pursuits."

yeah....it is called sleep. lol

if a newbie isnt exhausted, he isnt doing it right. lol So Grumpy, you are doing great!

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