Truck Stop

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I had some family asking me why I do not stop at truck stops more often, I saw this today when I pulled into a Pilot to get a sandwich and then leave since Pilot decided they dont need pull through spots.

Since I can't back up very far I try to avoid putting myself in situations like this fellow, or getting stuck because of him.

BTW there was plenty of room for him to drive around through fuel island and come out where he wanted to go but he decided to attempt a u turn.



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Bird-One's Comment
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Did he scrape a truck or just stuck? I'm sure you remember the Loves on route 30 in Plymouth. Was pulling in the entrance that an oversize could pull into and have plenty of room. Had a driver in front of me pull in make a hard left and scrape the nose of a Pete who was legally parked. Made no sense at all.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Luckily for him he didn't hit anything or bust the can extenders off. It truly was mind boggling since there was so much room just ahead of him.

I think there is something about the percieved "safety" of a truck stop that makes people let their guard down.

Bird-One's Comment
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Yeah that probably has a lot to do with it. BTW not to hijack this thread but curious does OD let you use your own antenna?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yes, as long as you do not use any screws.

Rob T.'s Comment
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*Sarcasm* Well if it wasnt for the dang ELD counting down his time he wouldn't have tried to make that turn, he would've taken the extra couple seconds to do it correctly! That's the ridiculous types of comments I see posted elsewhere.

I've only done 2 u-turns with a 53 and its crazy how much room is needed to make sure you're not doing to hit anything, break cab extenders or snap an air line. Definitely avoid it, I know a few companies will terminate a driver for doing so. One that I did was due to an accident shutting down road I was on, side street was residential both directions so law enforcement made sure all traffic was clear so I could use the entire intersection.

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