Is It Just Me?

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Mike B.'s Comment
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Does this drive anyone else crazy or is it just me. This is at the love's in Whitestown IN. There was plenty of room to park when I took this picture.

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Rubber Duck's Comment
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Probably parked there when there was no room to park. Everything is fair game when it comes to parking. If he didn’t have the skill to get it in a spot it’s better he did what he did and made it another day incident free.

PackRat's Comment
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Could be a variety of reasons. Maybe he needed to use the bathroom PRONTO, maybe he was craving some fries from that McDonald's there, maybe he can't back because he's new, or maybe he's just a knucklehead....?

Some drivers I just shake my head at, but I can understand why that is bothersome to see.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That Loves is a pain to park in, you should see where I park on the rare occasions I stop there.

PackRat's Comment
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That Loves is a pain to park in, you should see where I park on the rare occasions I stop there.

Hard backing the doubles into a spot, keeping both trailers inside the lines?

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That Loves is a pain to park in, you should see where I park on the rare occasions I stop there.

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Hard backing the doubles into a spot, keeping both trailers inside the lines?

Haven't mastered that skill yet but parking between the lines is overrated.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Haven't mastered that skill yet but parking between the lines is overrated.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Atleast those are just bobtail spots and not trailer parking. What drives me crazy is passing a rest stop and seeing someone that parked like that behind trucks the previous night still sitting there at 10am. Atleast set an alarm so you can move into a marked spot after other trucks start moving instead of making 6 or more diagonal spots unusable.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Atleast those are just bobtail spots and not trailer parking. What drives me crazy is passing a rest stop and seeing someone that parked like that behind trucks the previous night still sitting there at 10am. Atleast set an alarm so you can move into a marked spot after other trucks start moving instead of making 6 or more diagonal spots unusable.

Lots of ELD put you on Driving automatically if you move more than a foot. This might not work.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Lots of ELD put you on Driving automatically if you move more than a foot. This might not work.

ahhhhhh. I didn't know that. The way my company is setup is anything over 5 mph will trip it to driving. We have numerous companies that deliver to our facility that do the slow crawl about half a mile from parking area to our docks to not trip it. I thought all ELD used the same criteria

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