Very Hard Time Finding A Place To Park My Truck

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James R.'s Comment
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Any advice or ideas on this would be awesome. So far no one I've called will allow me to park there on weekends, the only place that does allow it is a storage place and they charge 120 a month which I don't quite have yet since this is my first solo week

Scott O.'s Comment
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Any advice or ideas on this would be awesome. So far no one I've called will allow me to park there on weekends, the only place that does allow it is a storage place and they charge 120 a month which I don't quite have yet since this is my first solo week

Any truck stops around and most walmarts will as long as your out the way

Scott O.'s Comment
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Any advice or ideas on this would be awesome. So far no one I've called will allow me to park there on weekends, the only place that does allow it is a storage place and they charge 120 a month which I don't quite have yet since this is my first solo week

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Any truck stops around and most walmarts will as long as your out the way

Also if its just your truck try a dead end street or somewhere close by your house

James R.'s Comment
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My walmart doesn't allow weekend parking and I always have a flatbed attached, and the truck stops here are usually plum full

Bud A.'s Comment
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Does your company have a secured lot anywhere nearby? It might be worth parking a car there and driving home, or having someone come pick you up, even if you have to travel 25 or 50 miles.

James R.'s Comment
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Nope no nearby lots. really its a temporary problem, I didn't plan on being home this shortly after starting and even though the truck stops are usually full they were packed early as hell yesterday I guess because of the holiday, so I ended up behind a lowes after driving around for an hour but if I stay here too long they'll tow so I'm scared to even leave the truck

Daniel B.'s Comment
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James, I usually park at a Walmart and two days ago there was no parking because of the holiday. It's just something you have to deal with during these times. Try to come home a few days before the holiday. So if thanksgiving is the 27th come home on the 24th. That way you'll greatly increase your chances of having a parking spot.

If you get desperate and have to park at a retail store then speak with the store manager and tell them the situation. If they understand then they understand, if they don't then move on.

But I would say be very strategic with what day you arrive at home, it makes all the difference.

James R.'s Comment
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It sucks because I had no choice in it really, my fm was looking for a good load to keep me running there just wasn't one since we don't deliver weekend anyway and our receivers closed for Friday too. I hate to keep burning gas looking for a proper spot but I guess I'll have to go check the truck stops again and cross my fingers

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Scott O.'s Comment
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It sucks because I had no choice in it really, my fm was looking for a good load to keep me running there just wasn't one since we don't deliver weekend anyway and our receivers closed for Friday too. I hate to keep burning gas looking for a proper spot but I guess I'll have to go check the truck stops again and cross my fingers

Try places that are shut down like a old factory or stores that went out of business

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Scott O.'s Comment
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It sucks because I had no choice in it really, my fm was looking for a good load to keep me running there just wasn't one since we don't deliver weekend anyway and our receivers closed for Friday too. I hate to keep burning gas looking for a proper spot but I guess I'll have to go check the truck stops again and cross my fingers

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Try places that are shut down like a old factory or stores that went out of business

And try save a lots they have rather large parking lots and strip malls

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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