Trapped!

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Scott S.'s Comment
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As a team driver, I can attest to what Rainy said. My wife and I have chosen spots in similar situations for a short nap.

I did have a situation where I was trapped one time when I was solo. There were two people parked perpendicular across from me outside the last spot. I tried for a few minutes to leave, but was completely unable to move. I knocked on his door and asked him to move because I couldn't get out. He looked like he spoke little English, but understood and moved forward, blocking other people down the way in the exact same fashion. There were open spots at the time of me leaving, but he'd rather be woken up again, I suppose.confused.gif

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Rainy 's Comment
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He could have been new and afraid to back so tired and at night. i couldnt back at all. Because of it, i learned where every huge lot and Petro/TA in the country is

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Scott S.'s Comment
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He could have been new and afraid to back so tired and at night. i couldnt back at all. Because of it, i learned where every huge lot and Petro/TA in the country is

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During orientation, I was told that Swift internationally sends us fuel stops mainly at TA/Petro because they are usually big lots with lots of parking, but the source also liked to joke around a lot. confused.gifrofl-3.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I paid for reserved parking once, and when I got there someone parked so that I didn’t have room to get in. Told management and they went out and made him move. I told them I would park behind the store if they wanted, I didn’t care where I parked, I just had to park. They said no, we will move him.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Matthew, what you fail to realize however is that not all drivers are on the same schedule as you. Just because you are awake at 8pm others are sleeping then. Just like at 2am when you are sleeping others are getting ready to leave or just arriving. Personally I never blow the airborn in a lot unless an accident is about to happen. Just like those that crank their bass, someone is always asleep. Use stereo equipment, airhorns and Jake brakes out on the open road, not in the truckstop parking lots. Just common courtesy IMHO.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Bingo!^^^^^^^

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