This really is where this post belongs.. It’s a pitstop I make often.. Usually plenty of parking, unless there’s a blizzard.. Then you can bet tractor trailers will be jammed packed, parked all angles, curled together like a mess of spaghetti.. It’s not so bad, in times like these, driver’s mostly will help each other.. But some things can’t be helped, like stuck trucks parked so close together, a tow truck needs called in, to untangle the mess.. I dug my truck out around midnight when the snow let up.. Helped another driver dig out, then just started lending my shovel out, I was tuckered out.. This morning around 5am, I woke up to see trucks blocking me because they were blocked by the orange trailer (A Schneider truck) at the end of the row.. He got stuck making the right turn.. Now he could really only go forward, backing up was not an option.. Unfortunately for him, when he became unstuck, he now had to wait behind several trucks double parked and also stuck.. When Schneider moved, me and the first 3 trucks in the video, make our escape to the left and drove up the next aisle.. All in all it took an hour and a half to get to the exit, and I didn’t even get to fuel up.. Most of the northeast was under a mandatory travel ban and for trucks, it always is extended for a longer time.. Ya gotta park somewhere.. What confounds me is how many drivers that don’t dig out during or at least right after a storm.. This morning it was 16°F, last night it was 28°F.. The snow came down wet and heavy, it compressed and was partially ice and harder to dig by morning.. It was nice to just drive out of the parking spot, instead of rocking and spinning wheels going nowhere.. Even with best efforts, sometimes digging out won’t solve problems getting stuck.. But I believe in trying to avoid it..
And yes that’s my cocoa on the oven.. I had made some this morning and hadn’t put it away yet when Schneider got unstuck.. I didn’t drive with it up there 😄 I put it on the floor when I stopped at the exit stop sign..
Hope you liked the video..