What Is The Purpose Of Nose Diving Spots At Truck Stops?

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Alex's Comment
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The other issue is it can make it more difficult for the people on either side to exit. I've almost had to knock on a door a couple times at the smaller Loves that have curbs in each space because when you're nosed in your trailer overhangs into the lot rather than the space behind the curb. The instance that comes to mind is the one guy nosed in that was sticking out an extra five feet or so past everyone else in the row.

I also can't help but think of my dog every time I see someone nosed in.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I just couldnt see myself being comfortable doing it, I admittedly have never tried it, but I would be really worried that I couldnt get back out. I too always look for the easiest spot, but Ive also been learning that sometimes its more difficult to do the easy spot, thats why its still open. I have a long way to go though, I skipped on taking a break at two truck stops today because they looked like a zoo and I didnt see any avail spots from the road. The other one had a bridge with a height of 13'9" and a ton of carnage marks on it, too close to comfort for me.

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal with parking. I know I’m new to the trucking world- but, why does it matter?

For example- I park in a couple of independent lots on my runs... there will be 40 open spots and truckers will bypass all the empty spots to back between two other trucks.

I have been told it’s because then they don’t have to worry about others backing next to them, especially rookies.

I think it’s just an industry cultural thing- for me, I always look for easiest place to park... no matter what 🤣

I will often do that, not for fear of being hit but if they are both non reefers it reduces the chance I'll have a busted reefer pull in next to me.

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I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal with parking. I know I’m new to the trucking world- but, why does it matter?

For example- I park in a couple of independent lots on my runs... there will be 40 open spots and truckers will bypass all the empty spots to back between two other trucks.

I have been told it’s because then they don’t have to worry about others backing next to them, especially rookies.

I think it’s just an industry cultural thing- for me, I always look for easiest place to park... no matter what 🤣

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The actual parking part is as we've discussed. However, when it's time to back out, the driver has ZERO visibility of what's going on in the driving lane behind him. Supposed said head-in driver starts to back out. Another driver passing by either doesn't see the trailer coming out or figures he's more important and continues driving past the end of a moving trailer.

Screee-APE! Who's fault?

Well the distracted driver that failed to yield to the truck backing out of course. ;-)

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A refrigerated trailer.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I also can't help but think of my dog every time I see someone nosed in.

Alex, That was a good laugh I NEEDED this morning, LoL~!

~ Anne ~

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal with parking. I know I’m new to the trucking world- but, why does it matter?

For example- I park in a couple of independent lots on my runs... there will be 40 open spots and truckers will bypass all the empty spots to back between two other trucks.

I have been told it’s because then they don’t have to worry about others backing next to them, especially rookies.

I think it’s just an industry cultural thing- for me, I always look for easiest place to park... no matter what 🤣

I find it easier to back into spots or docks with another truck or trailer on my right. It gives me a a sense of where I need to be with my trailer, sometimes theres no lines or faded lines and butcher my back and end up straddling two wide open spots.

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