What’s This Guys Deal?

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Bird-One's Comment
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Is it just him being a jack wagon, or is there something else to this? I walked past the truck, and it was empty. Saving a spot? I dunno.

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Moe's Comment
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Maybe both. Personally I think it should be a tow when people do that. Parking is enough of a hassle without having to compete with four wheelers, AND summer is upon us which means RVers will be out taking the same spots we need/use and making it that much harder for us……

Is it just him being a jack wagon, or is there something else to this? I walked past the truck, and it was empty. Saving a spot? I dunno.

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BK's Comment
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Yeah man, I see this a lot and it always makes me irritated. Just to be fair, there is a 2% chance there is a legitimate reason for such a thing. This is something that may get the offending vehicle vandalized by a disgruntled trucker who needed that spot. And I agree with Moe that it should be towed, at least I am 98% certain it should be towed. Lol

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Errol V.'s Comment
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There's not much information about the type of place this is. A row of pull-thrus with a curb one lane out looks like a rest stop. The pickup seems to have dual tires (mud flaps).

So could this be a trailerless hot shotter parking with the Big Boys?

Deleted account's Comment
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Probably a local guy who pays for that spot to park his rig. Parks his personal vehicle there when working so the spot is available when he gets back. All the truck stops around here have several local drivers that do this.

Bird-One's Comment
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Errol was correct. This is in fact at a rest area. And it was in fact a hot shot spec’d pick up. I’ve never heard of a rest area offer paid parking. Is that a thing?

Probably a local guy who pays for that spot to park his rig. Parks his personal vehicle there when working so the spot is available when he gets back. All the truck stops around here have several local drivers that do this.

Navypoppop's Comment
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HeyMoe

I have to reply to you about your comment about rvers taking up truck parking. I am a 44 year retired truck driver and the wife and I travel full time in our 5th wheel (the one in my avatar photo). I have parked in the truck lot in the Flying J's who provide rv parking spots because some professional truck driver has decided to park up front in the rv area maybe so he did not have to walk too far.

I also have paid for a reserved spot at TA because there was no rv park anywhere for 50 miles. Not all people who rv are inconsiderate or lazy just like all truck drivers are not.

I also am not one of the rving people that will pull into a rest area or Walmart and open up my slides and set up the grill. There are definitely JO'S no matter who or what and being ignorant is no excuse.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Andhe78 takes a guess:

Probably a local guy who pays for that spot to park his rig. Parks his personal vehicle there when working so the spot is available when he gets back.

That's what I thought at first until I took a closer look.

Local truck stops and truck parking yards often rent out or allow the local drivers to park and "hold" their spot while they're out OTR. But I noticed all three trucks seemed to be parked "head in", I knew that ain't right.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

BK's Comment
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Here is a very similar photo I took some time ago. This was at a truck stop and the only available spot left for a real truck. Plus I was almost out of drive time. Fortunately, I think I found a place nearby to park. But still ……………@#%$&@#!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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You're right! I've seen RV class A (buses), travel trailers, trucks and even cars taking up space needed by truckers.

In your photo, I fantasize that I had a 28' pup that needed a place to spend 10 hours.

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