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Old 03-23-2022, 04:04 PM   #15
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It's no different from pumps anywhere else. Car, truck, whatever. You wait your turn, get your fuel and go. Sometimes it's quick, sometimes you need to wait, sometimes you get someone who is taking more time than they should. There's no need to wait for non-busy times. The truckers don't own the pumps and don't care if you use them. They do get annoyed like anyone else when it's taking a long time or there's someone holding up progress unnecessarily. We've found that truckers are generally as nice as anyone else and happy to have a live person to talk to.
This comment cracked me up. I used to work for an automated gating company for trucking terminals and a big part of the ROI was when you moved the security guard inside to a camera bank the trucks check in process would go from 10-15min to under 2 min. Because the long haul guys who just drove 2 days didn't get to yak it up with their new buddy - the security guard!
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Old 03-25-2022, 08:32 AM   #16
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The lack of thought or courtesy can be found at the truck islands & car areas.

My favourite grumble is at the car areas where diesel is often only available at the end islands. The easiest ones to access so the diesel is there for a reason. All to often you pull into one of these stations with many islands, with or without trailer, & guess what is sitting there blocking the use of the diesel pump while many gas only islands are open.

At truck stops the truckers generally seem to be pretty good about not blocking a lane if they go inside for any reason. yes, there will be exceptions & yes, there will be times when the truck lanes will be very busy.
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Old 03-25-2022, 08:36 AM   #17
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The truckers are pretty good about pulling forward after refueling. However, I've been behind a few who pull up, but not far enough so that I can get around them.
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Old 03-25-2022, 09:53 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Cat320 View Post
The truckers are pretty good about pulling forward after refueling. However, I've been behind a few who pull up, but not far enough so that I can get around them.
That has been my experience more often than not.
I've even had one if a driving pair return to the truck but wouldn't move it until the other driver showed up.
I'm sure they would not be friendly if an RV dud the same to a truck!
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From some of the challenges above is why I consider a 1/2 tank of fuel empty.

If my planned stop is too busy, I move on to the next. I have done this many times.
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