Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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PackRat's Comment
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Didn't take a pic, but I watched a guy attempting to back into a handicap spot up front in Walcott. He was backing in between the concrete barrier on his blindside and another truck. I heard his trailer hit the concrete so he pulled out and went to the fuel island. Came back 10'ish minutes later driving by slow (I'm guessing looking for damage) then he went over to Pilot across the street. Those barriers have visibly taken a beating from many drivers, but it didn't stop the radio rambos on the CB from putting all the blame on him.

I was there a couple weeks ago and watched some young driver park there. I watched him get out, take some photos of his rig, then start walking toward the entrance. An employee met him about halfway and told him to move to a legal spot. I hate it when people knowingly take one of those four spots at the Iowa 80. I haven't even applied for a handicap placard.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Back at the Iowa 80. Notice a trend?

Apparently, someone was wider than they thought, or their hood was longer than the driver thought at the fuel island. I'll call this one, "The Fuel Pump Bump."

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Loves @ Shelby Iowa . This guy ATTEMPTED to pull into a spot and couldn't make it. Now his problem becomes everyone's elses.

Jammer a's Comment
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Stuck??? Or just called it good??

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Loves @ Shelby Iowa . This guy ATTEMPTED to pull into a spot and couldn't make it. Now his problem becomes everyone's elses.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I didn't get a picture but 2 days ago at a Pilot, pump 29, as I was walking up to the store a truck was pulling forward from the pumps, he was eating a sammich he probably just bought and I stopped for him to get to the yellow line so he could finish his 30 (I know right) well as he is moving up I ran up and banged on his passenger door for him to stop. He got out and walked around and there, hanging out of the fuel tank was none other than the entire hose he forgot to remove from his tank after fueling. Didn't want him to go driving down the highway like that. I was nice enough to snitch on him when I got in the store. No, I did not end up with stitches or in any ditches.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Loves @ Shelby Iowa . This guy ATTEMPTED to pull into a spot and couldn't make it. Now his problem becomes everyone's elses.

Good job putting that triangle out! That makes it all better... Good candidate for Amazon.

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PackRat's Comment
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I didn't get a picture but 2 days ago at a Pilot, pump 29, as I was walking up to the store a truck was pulling forward from the pumps, he was eating a sammich he probably just bought and I stopped for him to get to the yellow line so he could finish his 30 (I know right) well as he is moving up I ran up and banged on his passenger door for him to stop. He got out and walked around and there, hanging out of the fuel tank was none other than the entire hose he forgot to remove from his tank after fueling. Didn't want him to go driving down the highway like that. I was nice enough to snitch on him when I got in the store. No, I did not end up with stitches or in any ditches.

I swear about once every four to six weeks, I pull in for fuel and there's a missing nozzle or the entire hose absent in my lane. I always pick the worst lane....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I didn't get a picture but 2 days ago at a Pilot, pump 29, as I was walking up to the store a truck was pulling forward from the pumps, he was eating a sammich he probably just bought and I stopped for him to get to the yellow line so he could finish his 30 (I know right) well as he is moving up I ran up and banged on his passenger door for him to stop. He got out and walked around and there, hanging out of the fuel tank was none other than the entire hose he forgot to remove from his tank after fueling. Didn't want him to go driving down the highway like that. I was nice enough to snitch on him when I got in the store. No, I did not end up with stitches or in any ditches.

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I swear about once every four to six weeks, I pull in for fuel and there's a missing nozzle or the entire hose absent in my lane. I always pick the worst lane....

Maybe it's the same guy, collecting trophies ?!?!? <<< You know .. kinda like a serial killer ?!?!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Sioux City Iowa he hadn't quite made it to the Loves yet.

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I'm not sure how long it took to get it raised but he was gone 20 minutes later when I left the pilot on the other side of I29. He got lucky it caught on his frame and didn't collapse the landing gear. Ironically I'd spent a couple hours waiting on backhauls (4 hours at 1st, 3 1/2 at 2nd!) this morning watching bonehead truckers on YouTube just to get moving and see this. There was a nice traffic jam trying to get into Loves and the industrial area tucked away back there.

It appears nobody was injured in this instance, but ALWAYS double and triple check you're properly connected.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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^^^^^^ OUCH~!! Good thing it happened sooner than later, anyway!

ps: Do they haul mail ?!? Their company logo is quite similar to that of the USPS .. especially at first glance!

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