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Where to park???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doc Pete, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Well, with my new trailer, I've run into parking problems. I've got a few residential accounts that have "no parking" signs on "both" sides of the street. Before, I could pull my truck and trailer in the driveway, but that's not possible with the larger trailer. How do you guy's handle problems like this???
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    We have lightbars on our trucks and keep them flashing along with orange cones on roadway behind trailer.
  3. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I park in no parking and put on my emergency lights. been doing it for 2 years never got a ticket.
  4. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    1) Cones
    2) Flashers

    Difference between "standing" and "parking", i think standing is when a person is in the vehicle, its running etc, but you could probably reason with a cop.
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    The landscape truck.

    I will never go back to trailering!!!

  6. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 296

    park facing the wrong way, double park, park in an alley, or do all three at the same time, just look both ways before you cross.
  7. "service" vehicles have a right to accesss to a property.
    Like telephone, power, cable TV etc.
    LCO's are in that group.

    Check local regulations for "service vehicles".

    You don't have a right to create a traffic hazard or ignore a cop's instructions, but you do have a right to be there.

  8. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    Minimum use your hazards. Light bar or the like will improve your chances w/ the local authorities. Park as close to the curb as possible. If it's a side road you shouldn't have problems. A main drag, defiantly use lights & cones.
    Working for others, once a local cop told us we couldn't stop for a 15 min job on a small side road. Driveway was only 1 car length long so no possibility of parking there. Closest legal parking was 2 blocks away. He gave is a hard time & threatened with tickets, so we had one guy drive around the block until we were done load up in a hurry & take off. That was the only time we were bothered.
    There has been many a time w/ others we parked on a main drag in areas withs cop's known to hassle most everyone, used hazards & cones with no problems for years.
    Most officers will understand your reason for parking in a no parking zone & wont give you a problem as long as you take the precautions to minimize the impact on traffic.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501


    We've always just used orange cones and 4 way lights on...never had a problem. Cops are pretty lenient about it. Shoot, we're just trying to make a living, right?
  10. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Hey Guy's,
    Thanks for the info......My friend told me that since I have commercial plates and my business name on my truck, that I have the right to park to "perform" my job. It's sounds like the rest of you are agreeing with this. I'll talk to the cops in town and check exactly what the laws are.

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