Very Hard Time Finding A Place To Park My Truck

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David L.'s Comment
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I found a Rentz trailer and hitch shop that rents by the day or month. $20 per day up to 5 days and then $100 per month. There are a couple of other places nearby but I haven't found anyone to ask about pricing. Trucktographer was able to put his bob-tail KW in our driveway for 5 days while home fir Thanksgiving and a cruise. Our neighbors are cool like that, at least for reasonable periods.

Heavy C's Comment
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Malls are usually excellent places. They typically have overflow parking which hardly ever gets used even during holiday shopping Times.

James R.'s Comment
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Just an update ended up finding a better all around solution, found a hotel 1 minute from my house with truck parking for 10 a night since I plan on being home only 4 days a month max will save me a lot of money compared to storage place hindsight I realized hotels are probably great places to call looking for a spot

The Boss's Comment
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It’s almost as if truckers are homeless vagabonds. I noticed this is a 4 yr old post. If you are still driving how has parking changed for you and how did you figure it out? Too bad there isn’t more infrastructure built into the country for truck parking.

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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

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PackRat's Comment
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It can still be a challenge, depending on what area one finds themselves. Some truck stops seem to always be full, no matter the time of day, while others always can offer lots of openings. Best thing is experience.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm curious why you're considering this career. You've said:

It’s almost as if truckers are homeless vagabonds

You've also said:

As I have spent valuable hours researching this new career there seems to be a lot of petty rules that make it seem pretty inconvenient to drivers that are basically giving up their lives to make money for the company

We pride ourselves in telling it like it is when it comes to life in the trucking industry, and we never let anyone think this is an easy job or that it's a job that most people would enjoy. It's an extraordinary job for extraordinary people.

So I've gotta say, if you're this overtly negative while you're just in the research phase, before ever having driven a truck, I honestly can't imagine you're going to be around for long. This industry is loaded with people who complain incessantly and are miserable most of the time. If you don't see this as an exciting adventure and a challenge you're eager to take on then you should probably save yourself the misery.

I've been in this industry for 25 years. There is very little mystery for me in how things are going to turn out for most people.

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