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Truck driver is fined $200000 for parking in his own driveway

Discussion in 'Drivers lounge' started by Flexin, Mar 9, 2014.

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  1. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    This is just messed up. How can they tell him he can't park in his own driveway but it is ok for him to park in the street? If it is fine being parked in the street then I would park it in front of the complaining neighbors house. I don't see how it affects them at all. I can see if it was a project truck that he has been meaning to start for the last 10 years and is half covered by a tarp. But a rig that isn't even home all year doesn't make sense at all.

    The article can be found here http://livetrucking.com/trucker-fined-200k/

    James
     
  2. rosa

    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    The reason for his neighbors not wanting him to park in his driveway wasn't mentioned, however I just think it's ridiculous. I just think his new neighbors are jealous trouble makers. Look how new and shiny that truck is, maybe they are not able to have a good look at someone or something in his yard when he is parked in the drive way too. Now for him to park that big unit on the roadway I think is a dangerous situation but that's what the court wants so he has to obey the rules.
     
  3. Detoured

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    If I were him I would appeal everything about that case. I would also look into the city codes and see where it is said that certain vehicles, because of their size, cannot be parked on the private property of the person who owns said vehicle.
     
  4. jbeavis100

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    What? How is that legal? That does not make sense to me. That's just WRONG!
     
  5. burtpovski

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    How does that even happen? I mean, what kind of neighbors reports other neighbors? It's quite stupid actually. I mean, you're parking your vehicle in your own lot, but you're getting find for it? Not sure what's going on there but there's a problem.
     
  6. Dez97

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    This is crazy, i simply just wouldn't pay it, and then sue them honestly. Its my property you can't tell me what I can and can't do on my property. They violated so many of his rights and he can sue them. He can, probably shouldn't but I kind of would.
     
  7. JudyCap

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    I hope this Texas Trucker appeals and wins. That is so stupid. I bet the new neighbor that started this BS is not very popular in that neighborhood. You are suppose to Love Your Neighbor~Ha! It would be awful to live next door to someone like this. I just about would bet that after this Trucker parks his rig on the street the neighbor will try and find something to turn him in for for parking there.

    I live in a mobile home park, when I drove bus I would sometimes come home in the bus in between bus runs if my next run started closer to where I lived than down at the bus barn which is 5 miles away. One morning I came home, parked the bus in an empty space across the street from me. I was there for a little while when the owner of the park came and knocked on my door wanting to know if that was my bus parked there. Well duh.. lol I was the only bus driver that lived anywhere near here. He told me he was gona mow that I needed to move it. Then he goes, I don't want that bus in here, infact I don't want any heavy equipment in here. I did move it, just went to my next run a few minutes early. For awhile, when I came home with the bus I would park out of the park, at a place that had a wide turn out and walk over to my place. I got to thinking about it, for me to be able to come home for a few mins here and there was a godsend to me, as I am a single woman, and had a little dog that would need to be put out. Plus I would get my house work done during those little breaks. I decided to hell with the Owner of the park, I was going to bring the bus in, I just backed it into my yard. I figured if he said anything I was gona come unglued on him, that Bus was what made the money to pay the rent on my lot. He never did say anything~I don't know if my parking it on the lot I was renting had anything to do with that, or if he had just been having a bad day when he told me I couldn't bring it in the park.
     
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