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If you think I think I'm 's Comment
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Found in the wild on I-15 Northbound west side of Cedar City Utah. This guy has brought discredit upon himself, his fellow CR England drivers, and CR England as a whole. Notice the subtleties of the skillful parking of this individual. Not only is he parked behind the angled row of truck parking, having his shades drawn catching a glorious snooze, he couldn't even line up straight. Now now that all the parking is starting to empty out all he succeeded in doing is blocking 6 or 7 spaces from being used by incoming trucks. If there's any CR England guys/gals on here, maybe they can provide a number for someone in their operations Department who is in charge correcting deficient driver decisions.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Found in the wild on I-15 Northbound west side of Cedar City Utah. This guy has brought discredit upon himself, his fellow CR England drivers, and CR England as a whole. Notice the subtleties of the skillful parking of this individual. Not only is he parked behind the angled row of truck parking, having his shades drawn catching a glorious snooze, he couldn't even line up straight. Now now that all the parking is starting to empty out all he succeeded in doing is blocking 6 or 7 spaces from being used by incoming trucks. If there's any CR England guys/gals on here, maybe they can provide a number for someone in their operations Department who is in charge correcting deficient driver decisions.

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Might he had a restroom (or family) emergency ?!?!? I really don't think that was an 'intentional' . . . "PARK."

Then again, I'm just a driver's wife, tbh!

Just my 2cents and I don't do this often (comment) anymore. I'm usually kicked to the curb, haha!

Let us know,

~ Anne ~

Old School's Comment
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Probably he came in late in the night when there was no parking. He parked where he could - behind some trucks. This is commonly done in rest areas by the folks who don't realize how early those places fill up. He probably had to shut down. It would be courteous of him to set an alarm early so that he could try to re-park his rig and get out of the way of other drivers. I don't think he was trying to be an a-hole. He is probably just a raw rookie who doesn't know any better yet.

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Found in the wild on I-15 Northbound west side of Cedar City Utah. This guy has brought discredit upon himself, his fellow CR England drivers, and CR England as a whole. Notice the subtleties of the skillful parking of this individual. Not only is he parked behind the angled row of truck parking, having his shades drawn catching a glorious snooze, he couldn't even line up straight. Now now that all the parking is starting to empty out all he succeeded in doing is blocking 6 or 7 spaces from being used by incoming trucks. If there's any CR England guys/gals on here, maybe they can provide a number for someone in their operations Department who is in charge correcting deficient driver decisions.

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Might he had a restroom (or family) emergency ?!?!? I really don't think that was an 'intentional' . . . "PARK."

Then again, I'm just a driver's wife, tbh!

Just my 2cents and I don't do this often (comment) anymore. I'm usually kicked to the curb, haha!

Let us know,

~ Anne ~

Intentional enough to draw the sleeping shades and go to sleep. I guess I can credit the driver for not parking IN FRONT of everyone. However the lesser boneheaded play is still boneheaded. But I cannot in any form give the decision making processes used here any latitude. The driver made choices, all of them where poor choices.

Delco Dave's Comment
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He could have at least pulled along the curb line rather then the slight angle in the middle of the lane

Steve L.'s Comment
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Criticize that driver all you want, but he didn’t hit anything and he didn’t keep anyone from getting out. Glass half full?

Frankly, I can accept what this driver did because I’ve had the same experience...once. Well, that and none of us are perfect.

Now the idiots that park in the truck stop entrance while there’s plenty of available spots? SHEESH! 😆

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Other than the weird angle I see nothing at all wrong with what he did. He is probably at that angle because some of the boneheads that were in the spots didn't pull up far enough. When rest areas fill up and you pull in late this is perfectly acceptable. Anyone coming in during the daytime is probably only coming in for the bathroom so they can go around him. The spots he is blocking had no problem leaving and they are still accessible from the front. He will be long gone before they start filling up again. Plus he left room for traffic to pass behind him and there may have already been another truck on the curb. Seriously, who here has never parked like that at a rest area late at night when you had to shut down? I know I have. I didnt like it but a spots a spot.

Turtle's Comment
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This is quite common, and perfectly acceptable in most cases. He found a safe spot to sleep without blocking anyone in. Where's the harm?

Experienced drivers accept this as just another day in a world of too many trucks, and not enough parking spaces.

We should work together out here, as this driver did, instead of trying to bring others down.

PackRat's Comment
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This occurs a lot, and I've done it myself. I prefer this to parking on a ramp because it's much safer and legal.

What I will do is set an alarm for around sunrise to see if any marked spots have opened up. If these are available, I'll creep into one driving at walking speed.

Bird-One's Comment
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He pulled into a jammed rest area out of hours probably. I see nothing wrong with what he did either. His options were either what he did or risk parking on the shoulder. He didn’t block anybody from getting out. Able to pass him on the side. I’d set an alarm for about 6 am when an open spot is pretty much guaranteed to pull in a spot.

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