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Andrew D.'s Comment
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How often do you have to wake up unprofessional drivers just so you can get out? How do you approach it or do you just talk with the truck stop attendant?

Here is the situation I'm in and i am dreading the morning.

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PackRat's Comment
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Beat on their door in the morning. Don’t feel bad for waking an inconsiderate driver that has blocked you in because of the way he illegally parked. It will happen again, unfortunately.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Andrew, are you sure you can't get out? Looks like you might have enough space. If not, knock on his door and ask him to move so you can get out. Not usually a problem.

BTW, I see the irony in this situation. You are Andrew D (A.D.), and the truck you show is A.D. Transport.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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I would talk to him now and see if he will move in the mourning. Then when you wake him up he won’t be so startled.

PackRat's Comment
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Good points posted above.

As far as the truck stop attendant going with you, that’s probably not going to happen. They are either employed as a cashier, managers, inside janitors, outside trash collection, shop mechanics, or road service crew. I haven’t seen one yet that is going to go wake up a guy to ask him to move a truck that is blocking someone else.

This is the part where “self-reliance” comes into play. Sometimes it sucks, but you have to do it. You’ll have about two minutes interaction with that guy, then never see him again for the rest of your life.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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How often do you have to wake up unprofessional drivers just so you can get out? How do you approach it or do you just talk with the truck stop attendant?

Here is the situation I'm in and i am dreading the morning.

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If they just parked and I am leaving they get the air horn of "Wtf are you doing guy?" If I wake up and see something like that, I go beat on their sleeper and ask them to move when I am about ready to go. Generally as I am about to start my PTI so they have time to get rid of the sleepies and hopefully drive intelligently to a better parking spot.

Generally when people park like that they know they are likely to get woken up and asked to move. That doesn't mean some of them aren't rude when you wake em up, but only an idiot would park like that and NOT expect to get woken up before they're 10 was up.

PackRat's Comment
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So you blow the air horn and wake up a whole bunch of other drivers, Matthew?

More great advice....wtf-2.gif

Matthew W.'s Comment
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Obviously timing plays a part as well in air horn use. I don't blow it at 2 in the morning, however 8 at night, sure. People are using it to alert other drivers before they hit something, what's one more toot?

PJ's Comment
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Just go to bed. When you get up and about ready to leave go knock on the door and ask him/her to please move so you can get out. It happens regularly no big deal. Most of the time they expect it. Occassionaly you wind up with a rude person, but not generally.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I prevent this when choosing a spot. "Rainy spots" face aisles or fuel lanes to prevent getting blocked in.

Keep in mind, that "inconsiderate guy" may just need a spot for a couple hours and didnt want to take up a space a driver needs for the full 10. I have done that, and i totally expected to get asked to move.

The worst guy i saw was on who parked on the scale. When i knocked, he moved forward and parked, blocking me on the scale. Yes I called the store and manager moved him.

cheap drivers making $1000+ per week and wont pay $12 for a space or use some points!!!

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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.

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