How Do You Guys Plan Your Stop For The Night?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I park my truck in a spot then walk to my car, hop in and drive the 5 minutes to my house.

No truck stops to deal with no worry about finding a spot. And best of all a clean bathroom. smile.gif

PJ's Comment
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I always reserve the last hour for finding parking. I will pay for parking and make the reservation online when I know I’m going to get there late. That is just rule of thumb. Always give yourself flexibilty.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I rely heavily on my Truck Stop Guide. Add notes as needed, too. Things like how good the parking is, restaurants, ones to avoid, scales with parking, etc.

I always have several plans on where I am going to park. Usually plans "A through E", because things can (and will) change every single day.

Adult Book Store with parking.

Though no one would catch that, did you...

Rick

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I rely heavily on my Truck Stop Guide. Add notes as needed, too. Things like how good the parking is, restaurants, ones to avoid, scales with parking, etc.

I always have several plans on where I am going to park. Usually plans "A through E", because things can (and will) change every single day.

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Adult Book Store with parking.

Thought no one would catch that, did you...

Rick

LoL~! rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Great catch, Rick S. ~!!

PackRat's Comment
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I rely heavily on my Truck Stop Guide. Add notes as needed, too. Things like how good the parking is, restaurants, ones to avoid, scales with parking, etc.

I always have several plans on where I am going to park. Usually plans "A through E", because things can (and will) change every single day.

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Adult Book Store with parking.

Though no one would catch that, did you...

Rick

That's several pages, for several states. Just like Walmart, abandoned lots, and some larger construction projects.

I'll park anywhere I need to find a legal spot.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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I think this is part of the stick with your first company mantra. For a regional driver going basically to the same 5 or 6 states all the time and going to the same areas all the time you get a good sense over time of where you can make it to. Plus you will find little secret spots all over the place that help you maximize your clock. Then you start making the big bucks. I usually travel 500 plus miles a day and Ive gotten to the point where I can pull into a place with 3 minutes left on my clock all of the time.

With time I've learned when I need to get off the road a few hours early due to parking problems. Basically I know when I've done all that I can do to make every last dime. I'm still constantly trying to improve my time with unfamiliar areas of my region but the longer I stick with the same company the better I get at this time management thing and the more money I make. Your on to something with thinking about your time management but your first year you need not worry to much about pushing yourself. I'd probably be a little over halfway to a million mile driver by now if I wouldn't of tried to be a super trucker my first year.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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