Truck Stop Parking: Why Are Some People Just Stupid?

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Colleen W.'s Comment
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And don't forget I drove for 15 years. I know truck drivers pretty well. Trust me....he didn't park there innocently or accidentally. There are plenty of guys out there who can't stand to follow rules and don't give a rat's *ss how anyone feels about anything. You'll see it every day of your life out there. This kind of stuff happens all the time. People park in the fuel islands, on the CAT scales , and on property with "No Truck" signs all the time. They tailgate people, pull out in front of traffic, and spout out the most unimaginably disgusting and vile garbage on the CB every chance they get. This is an everyday thing out there unfortunately. It's not the majority of people, but there's enough of em that it's quite common.

Truckers don't have a monopoly on *******s. Rather your drive professionally or just drive for necessity, you have a license than you can read a sign. One of the biggest pet peeves I have is people with this entitlement attitude. I want to park there so I'm entitled to park there rather it's posted or not.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Cat Scales:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I hate to beat a dead horse but I guess if they offer you the stick and lay down in front of you then they are asking you to beat them.

I think someone is playing a dirty trick on this driver and posted a no parking sign behind his truck while he ran inside the service Plaza. See those tire tracks at the bottom of the picture? Yea those are tire track of people turning into the lane to accelerate and get back on the turn pike. Yes he is basically parked in the area where people start to pick up speed to merge into traffic. Perhaps he did not see that big ole sign that he had to have passed to park the way he did. This was in Pennsylvania on the turnpike this time. Perhaps Pennsylvania have a special exemption that allows people to park in a clearly posted no parking area?

To think we complain that the government is to tough on us and always passing new regulations yet we, as and industry, can't manage to follow very basic and simple parking lot signs that are posted there for a very good reason.

trucker parked behind a no-parking sign on the pennsylvania turnpike

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
mountain girl's Comment
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Don't forget the cone! The-cone-the-cone! Someone placed that cone there, behind his trailer after he parked and went into the rest area.

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-mountain girl

Jon H.'s Comment
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I'm not sure how to feel about this post. I want to believe the guy just made an innocent mistake....but I know the likelihood of that. Inconsiderate people just suck. Then there's me, trying to figure out of it's better to have the front 15 feet of my truck sticking out, or the back.

No matter where I go, I'm just too big to fit. Which is an ego boost, but not particularly practical. At least I can make the 53' guys super jealous in the corners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'm not sure how to feel about this post. I want to believe the guy just made an innocent mistake....but I know the likelihood of that. Inconsiderate people just suck. Then there's me, trying to figure out of it's better to have the front 15 feet of my truck sticking out, or the back.

No matter where I go, I'm just too big to fit. Which is an ego boost, but not particularly practical. At least I can make the 53' guys super jealous in the corners.

Hay Jon H. ~!! Diggin'up bones is a great song, hahaha!!

Robert B. has the divvy on that up in here, but..please share pix in the OS/OD/OW thread that Pat M. and Bud A. started!! I LOVE this stuff..however, this is a 6 year old thread.. so.. a new one wouldn't hurt..at ALL !! (PLEASE?!)

Right here: and it NEEDS input!! Flatbed Variety

AND ... Robert B. (the Dragon) among OTHERS, our current 'HH' guys!!!!

Robert B. / The Dragon

Tom & I did OS/OD/OW for United Precast, here in Ohio for a skoshe, when asphalt wasn't flowing...... It's all for some, and not for many!

Cool STUFF!!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jon H.'s Comment
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Anne, I love me some Randy Travis. And Maren Morris says, "if the bones are good, the rest don't matter". These are some good bones.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Anne, I love me some Randy Travis. And Maren Morris says, "if the bones are good, the rest don't matter". These are some good bones.

Yessir, indeed !!!!

~ Anne ~

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