Annoyance At Truck Stops

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Marc Lee's Comment
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RealDiehl wants to know:

If the sound of static is called "white noise", what would you call the sound of rumbling trucks?

I gotta go with... . . . . Black Noise.

And as we all know... . . Black Noise Matters!


Stevo Reno's Comment
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I too, sleep like a rock "usually" lol I slept thru the big Calif earthquake back in 1971? I think, which tossed my parents off their bed! Mom told me she can't believe how deep I sleep. Only time something woke me, was my 1st time in Philippines, 2016. Was there 3 months on top of a families mountain they farmed/owned. Dad had 17+ fighting roosters, on their poles around the perimeter of the house, hens and chicks slept under the house.....They crowed bright and early too 5 am or so.The dad would turn on his giant outdoor boom karaoke system, so he could hear it down in the canyon at his other house, while he went to feed his goats and such hahaha.....The sister across the yard finally told him quit it ! Was too dang early and drove them all nuts.

Well, dad liked his american oldies dancing-banana.gif


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.

Buckaroo B.'s Comment
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As far as parking goes, I have been reading a lot about cities passing ordinances regarding trucks parking in Wal-Mart parking lots overnight. Just got my CDL back after 20 years and heading out soon. Drivers here had any experiences with these ordinances? What cities? When I drove 20+ years ago Wal-Marts were trucker friendly and I parked and did a lot of shopping there. Occasionally slept in their parking lots. A recruiter came by the school pitching his company recently and made an interesting comment. HIs company does a lot of business delivering to Lowes/Home Depot and said drivers could park there overnight. Since most of these large hardware stores have large parking lots in front and paved or concrete driveways around the sides and back this might be a good option in a pinch, especially if you are pulling flatbeds.


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