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  1. BlindSquid
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    They found the killer when all the bodies floated up with fingers pointing.

    Unless u got spikes on ur jacket, pins through ur ears and razors in ur hair downtown t/a is best avoided.
     
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    Unless u got spikes on ur jacket, pins through ur ears and razors in ur hair downtown t/a is best avoided.[/QUOTE]

    Wow !
    Talk about judging a book by its cover.
    They could be an unsavory character.

    OR
    They could be “artsy “
    They could be looking for attention
    They could have low self esteem.

    I watch them and see which van they’re driving.
    If it’s a reputable carrier, I assume they’ve passed a background check and are probably OK.
     
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      I'm a former combat soldier, if you want P.C. look elsewhere.

      Razors inna hair is for one reason only. Grap a handfull, see what happens.
      Pins in ears yep decoration.
      Spikes = shoulder to jaw....splode!

      The depiction was "unsavory character" aka poetic license. Generally not found in vans. Possibly lurking about though.
       
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      Now here's a Treet. Pilot in Greenville (xit 93?). Walk out & sitting here a nice Lamborghini huracan. Very nice, nothing like the sound of a v12!
      Sigh! Lamborghini ...my favorite.
      End the year drooling.
       
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      Beg to differ on paying in a Cargo van in Ontario, Ca. Was parked their last month and never paid or got a permit. If you read the sign on the door. It say if you don’t register by 10 pm you’ll be asked to move to the paid lot in back. Since vans can’t park in the back it can’t pertain to us likttle guys.
      Second they tried to do this to vans before and were shut down on that policy by corporate.
      Now I did see a load one van and another have permits in the windows, but you never seen one in mine and I was never asked to get one.
       
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      I should add about the Petro in Ontario and car lot parking, it isn’t about local shopping their, it’s about they’re renting car spots to the local drivers for a couple hundred a month or something like 10 or 15 a day. That’s the real reason.
       
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      I was just there but it wasn't me that you saw, and at the door it says expediters must pay or spend $20 or 60 gallons of fuel. They saw my Sprinter and still had to pay. Im NOT parking in the back even if its free.

      I also talk to the manager and told her that it's the cars, not cargo vans that's the problem. Also talk to the security guard and he said the vans just started this week.
       
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      Yes, cars pay $10 a day or $200 a month per the security guard. Use to no bobtails and I think no Str8 were up front. Now there lined up.
       
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      Was there in August, paid twice. $20 just to park would be a ripoff; using purchases inside to reach $20, no problem since we both like the restaurant


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      Looks like another reason to not go to Cali.
       
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      I don’t know where he parks at the beach but every time my buddy goes to Cali that’s where he goes to stay. Never stays at a truck stop in SoCal. Of course he lived there for many years, so I guess he would know where to go to stay incognito.
       
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      Did he have an ex wife in the area ?

      If so, maybe you misunderstood him when he said he’d go see the “beach.”
       
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      If you go one block south of the TA and Petro and take a left on East Airport Road (heading east), and go about 4 miles (it becomes Slover Avenue about half way), on the left is the North American Truck Stop and the Three Sisters Truck Stop. Next door to the west is a Penske Truck rental place, and next door to the east is a Rush Truck Center.

      It's a rat hole, but it's a quick and easy, no-hassle place to park a van for a day or so.
       
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      That’s the NW corner of Slover and Cherry. I-10 to Cherry, turn South.
      Rush is on the corner and you find the rest as you head west.
       
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      Yeah, Cherry! Thanks. I couldn't remember that. I kept thinking Sherry, but I knew that wasn't right.

      It's a place where drivers swap out their personal cars for their bobtails, and visa versa. I've been there 3 times. Gone in there and parked for a day or a night, never been bothered. Like I said, a rat hole, clean and spiffy it ain't. It's like the worst truck stops in Canada <snicker>. It's old school truck stop. But it's easy in and easy out, no hassles. Truck wash back in there, too.
       
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      The J fuel stop (or it's employees) in Mississauga (west Toronto) is doing the selling spots for local drivers thing. Considering there are only about a dozen or so spots, they are almost always gone. Also, if you do find an empty spot you will very likely find someone blocking you in when you wake up. Luckily for me it was an employee, the Matrix guy beside was completely blocked in...and had an appointment. I've been to a few J's now that suddenly seem to be full of daycab bobtails and cars that look like truckers cars. Maybe this is the revenue replacement for the old fuel scam they got busted for.

      Turtle, you'll be happy <snort> to know the salmonella/e coli self serve buffets know as the 5th Wheel chain of truck stops up here is completely gone. Yes you can roll the dice and try eating or showering at a Husky (the fur covered showers in Windsor are my fave!) but the largest chain up here now is good ole FJ...and even the one in Mississauga is spotlessly clean inside. The customers....not so much.
       
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      No it was actually during his crusing days.
       
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      Just found out that the charging for parking in front at the Petro in Ca is a test site. Travel centers of America is going to roll it out nationwide, just Ontario is the test site.
      So expeditors plan on paying at all TAs and Petros in the future.
      Myself, I’ll talk with my wallet and refuse to purchase anything from them. In the future. I know I’m just a drop in the bucket compared to big trucks, but I could care less.
       
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