Got Hit By Another Flat Bedder Again.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Very minor damage, He raked the rear corner of my trailer with his trailer at a rest stop. First he offered to pay me to keep it quiet. I replied that I couldnt do that and called it in. He got kinda miffed at that and then suggested that I was parked to far back. I just ignored him, got his info and passed it on.

This was at a rest stop with 45 degree pull through rows back to back with a center isle . It was pretty empty, probably less than half capacity. There were no trucks on the row spots behind my truck, a few on my row. I dont pull all the way up to the stop lines at areas like that because I dont want the front of my truck remodeled by anyone pulling out. Ive seen it happen a few times already and Ive had to ask people to back up occasionally so that myself and others could clear them. He had ample room to clear my trailer. Most of the other trucks there were parked like I was, a little bit back from the line. (especially on the row the curb).

It did put a little bit of doubt in my head, but I still stand by my decision to park like that. I also think he had plenty of room, I think he just got careless. Id rather someone hit my trailer than my hood. Am I off in my approach to this?

PackRat's Comment
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There's never a valid reason for another driver to run into you, especially at a rest area. You handled it correctly.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I also park a little more toward the center or rear of those spots. You did it correct. Regardless of how you or anyone else parked there is zero excuse for hitting another truck or trailer. If you were too far back or too far forward, he is still responsible for his rig and should have seen where it was going. If he couldn't make it then he backs up and swings wider, not just keeps on going hoping for the best. You did right he did wrong, simple as that. Don't second guess yourself over a careless driver trying to shift the blame for his error.

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