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Old 08-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #31
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Here's a question. I often see trucks parked on the shoulder of the on or off ramp of an expressway. I assume they are resting. Why would they do this on a ramp of there is a perfectly nice truck stop 2 miles away?
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Don't engage a trucker in conversation - this could cause then to talk themselves to death lol
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And just for those unclear on rules of the road, a car coming up an on-ramp does NOT have right-of-way. No, it doesn't matter that the lane is ending. No, it doesn't matter that your bumper is in front of his. A vehicle established as travelling in a lane has a RIGHT to maintain that lane. No, they have no duty to let you on the highway. The merging vehicle has to use gas and/or brake to match traffic and safely insert themself where room permits. So the truck driver that moves to the middle lane is surrendering his RIGHT-OF-WAY to make things easy on you. Do him the same favor by either slowing to get behind the truck or race in front to get out of his blind side.
Freaking thank you! This doesn't apply to just when trucks are on the road either. And generally, it's a flat out dumb ass move to try and insert yourself into 70 mph traffic while you're doing 40.
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Here's a question. I often see trucks parked on the shoulder of the on or off ramp of an expressway. I assume they are resting. Why would they do this on a ramp of there is a perfectly nice truck stop 2 miles away?
Honestly thats a stupid move. When I drove OTR I never stopped for the night on and on/off ramp. It was strictly forbidden by my company.

Parking spots can be a little hard to find certain times of the day. It gets difficult to find a spot the later in the night you get since most drivers prefer to drive during the day and sleep at night.
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Here's a question. I often see trucks parked on the shoulder of the on or off ramp of an expressway. I assume they are resting. Why would they do this on a ramp of there is a perfectly nice truck stop 2 miles away?
That truck stop two miles away has a very good chance of being full and loud. It can take a lot of time to get in and out of a truck stop. And then you don't have lot lizards knocking on your door at an off ramp.
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That truck stop two miles away has a very good chance of being full and loud. It can take a lot of time to get in and out of a truck stop. And then you don't have lot lizards knocking on your door at an off ramp.
What is a lot lizard...?
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What is a lot lizard...?
They are the worlds oldest profession, AKA tunnel monkeys, LBFMs.... we men are pigs....... LOL
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What is a lot lizard...?
Whores. Sometimes just willing to trade sex for a ride. Sometimes for money or drugs.
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Whores. Sometimes just willing to trade sex for a ride. Sometimes for money or drugs.
NOthing like getting right to the point Trip
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No need to beat around the bush.
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