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In my local rag a couple of weeks ago (Wolverhampton Express & Star) There was an article by the South Staffs Police concerning Overnighting lorry drivers parking in layby`s on the A460 Cannock to Wolverhampton and the A449 Penkridge to Wolverhampton routes. The spokesperson said something to the effect of "we must encourage hauliers to make sure their drivers park at authorised lorry parks and avoid the threat of attack from prostitutes and their accomplices, there have been instances of lorry drivers getting robbed by prostitutes ( or other women of dubious virtue ) getting "invited" into their cabs while the tarts` accomplice helps themself to what ever they can get off the back of the wagon.Drivers have had their wallets nicked, threatened with knives etc but have been reluctant to report such instances in case their wives/girlfriends find out. The cops even want the council to make it "difficult" for lorries to park in these laybys. If you are like me and don`t get paid parking money what chance have you got?? Sorry to drag on a bit , but i wanted to see what the reaction is.
wether a good or bad thing i never get approached by tarts, only shirt lifters.
the last time was a few months ago in a large layby with toilets. i was sat in the cab at 11.00 am when a mid fourties bloke pulled up in a mercedes (rep mobile for the boss). he kept winking at me
being a smart alec i said "got something in your eye mate"
he said "yes, its pierced" (different eye if you catch my drift).
good job we dont carry wheel braces any more.
anyhow i was a bit zb that he had a smarter answer than i di, so i told him to zb off.
why do truckers attract all the pervs and whores
i hated going to weddings. all the grandma,s would poke me and say "your next".
they stopped doing that when i started doing it to them at funerals.
I remember parking up on that now demolished layby on the A2 n/bound (nr.Northfleet i think) there was a brick built cafe open in daylight hours and snack bar that opened in the evenings, The toilet block was further along the layby, a lorry pulled up, driver got out with washing tackle , a bloke followed him in next minute the lorry driver came out, no sorry , wrong phrase, emerged, from the toilets shouting all manner of expletives and the other guy minced off sheepishly in the other direction.I since found out that that layby had a reputation for woofters and pervs and i nver stayed there any more.
you ain't even safe from them in the truck park,so what chance you got in a layby
never been approached by the ladys of the night but like dave come close to getting tapped up by a bloke on the esso garage on the a2 before the m2.he was wearing alovely skirt
in Doncaster last year, I got knocked awake bloody twice by prossies!! I had a word with a couple earlier in the evening, even crashed the fags, and said I dont want no business, how can I avoid door knocks? They said just put a sign up in your cab. So I did, it was polite and read: Ladies, No Business Needed Here Thanks. Or summat like it When they knocked me I was raging and the polite notice got changed to [zb] Off!!
1. Because some drivers must use the services offered by these people.
2. Because we are expected to park several thousand pounds worth of truck, cargo, diesel and personal kit and ourselves in complete **holes with no facilities or security.
sorry muckles this was ment to be in the joke forum
Crikey Prossies in Doncaster, SHOCK HORROR . Whatever next
I presume that you were on the lorry park down near the wholesale markets - it is situated smack in the middle of the red light area of town. A lot of drivers who deliver to where I work have had the same problem.
There aren't any decent lorry parks in Doncaster to my knowledge. If stopping in the area again, try the Stockyard (M18, J1) as it is only a 10 min drive from Doncaster. Don't know what it's like personally as it's too close to home but a few drivers I have spoken to say it's OK.
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I allus park up near the new B & Q off the A5674430398 which is aka next junction off the M18 after the A1 one. There's obviously no facilities there but if you just want a good nights sleep without interruptions you can't beat it.
By the way Mal, I'm still trying to decipher the conversation we had on Monday That must be the strongest Brum accent I've ever heard
PMSL.... drivers MUST (????) use the services offered by these people? GIVE ME A BREAK!!! If they 'invite' the prostitutes into their cab, and pay for their 'services', then surely they are breaking the law every bit as much as the the tarts who are robbing them blind..... they deserve it! And since when is it a lack of security when ya open the door and invite them in????
Invest in a furry glove, lock the door, and ya wouldn't have a problem.
Sex between one man and one woman where money changes hands is not illegal over here Kate, however soliciting for it is.
My view as to why truckers are approached is possibly because they are seen as people who are away from home a lot and may use the services of a prostitute.
I know guys who have used prostitutes and dont see the problem with it i used to work with a guy at a certain builders merchant who was single and done it regularly, however i do see the problem with someone knocking on the door when the curtains are shut when all you want to do is sleep.
Just had a funny vision for the next time the guy/girl in the MSA knocks on your door maybe you could get away with not paying and report him/her to the Police for soliciting.:).
I hate adverts on websites especially when they are put right up my nose !!
These secure parks are a joke, Wolverhampton BP, Night-Howl raised its prices to provide security fencing and stop public access. Maybe the bloke on the barrier was a pimp!
Within seconds of parking up there was a tap on the door, persistance isnt the word, they would just keep knocking till you open the door, or pour the contents of your yellow coke bottle over them
Do they have Male prostitutes for the Lady truckers?
Prostitution is technically legal??? Its illegal to solicit, pimp, live off the earnings, or offer money in exchange for sex..... explain to me how that translates into 'legal'??? If you can't ask for money in exchange for sex, and ya can't offer money in exchange for sex, and can't use the money that is earned by it then its illegal, plain and simple.
And these guys always have the option of not answering the door when they knock, or at least saying NO.... if they don't do that, they deserve what they get. Your testosterone levels get ya into trouble every time. lol
I was doing some reading on this subject this morning. I found a message board where some guy said....."prostitution saved my marriage"....apparently he's a regular customer. I wonder how 'saved' his marriage would be if his wife knew this.
Kate by writing "drivers MUST use the services offered by these people"
I meant the prostitutes are there because there is a market for them. That is if there was no business for the ladies, then they would go elsewhere.
I'm not sure what is legal and not legal in the UK and I'm not really worried, as I don't use the services offered by these women.
The problem is however hard you try and stop it prostitution will continue. By being illegal these women end up being exploited by criminals. If it was legal and brothels were allowed then maybe the prostitutes could have more control of their destiny’s and not end into drugs and crime and maybe take more of the money they earn.
That was the one Killsville, I wouldnt stay there again, but there is a killer chippy a short walk away!
Rob!! You blasphemer! thats a Cannock Accent M8! not a brummie!
I'm not disagreeing or arguing with the legalization of prostitution.... there are good arguments for it.... it was just the use of the word 'must'. Nobody "must" use the services provided by prostitutes.... they choose to. But you have a very valid point there Muckles..... and I took the word out of context.... but if there was no market for these prostitutes in that particular layby.... they wouldn't be there. So blame your fellow truckers for the inconvenience. And if ya do invite them in, you only have yourself to blame if ya get screwed in more ways than one. Its the chance ya take!
Kate, I think you have read this in a different context than I meant it.
Maybe I should write
Because some driver must be using services offered by these people?
A few years ago,when I was on the low loaders, Junction 10a down to 10 (M6) had to be re-surfaced.
The contractor was R.M.C., and the works 'compound' was at the B.P. Truckstop on the A460 off J1/ M54.
All of the road surfacing machinery was stored in the truckstop,( on the left in a yard before you swing right onto the main park).
Our shift was 6-00pm till 6-00 am, taking the machines on to the motorway and taking them off when the surfacing work was completed.
Normally, a back up machine would have to be collected from the compound, usually in the small hours.
To cut the story short, The Police stopped myself and another driver leaving the Truckstop .
"Have you seen any prostitutes" said the P.C.
"Why " said my mate , " Are you desperate? "
"No " piped up his partner, a W.P.C.
After having a laugh with the cops, and a few jokes about the 'Razzle' being cheaper, they said they were after 2 offenders.
Both of the women were H.I.V. positive, and were in the habit of robbing drivers walletts, phones, and anything else they could grab.
"I strip searched one of them last week" said the W.P.C.
"Her legs were a mass of festering sores, caused by injecting heroin "
I take it you've met 'Biggles' and his friend "Sooty" then!
You will be pleased to know Keith Sooty and I are back in the country, at least for the weekend, Sooty is in the wash as I type, after being away from home for 5 weeks his fur is a little matted, puppets dont like sun tan lotion apparently, well we did get a little hot unloading trailers at the olympic stadium, so as a treat we went to the beach at Glyfada, strange how you attract odd looks when you park near a nice beach with a unit and puppet in hand, so to speak. As I was a way for quite a while (working not institutionalized, i might add) Sooty became rather fond of a bed time story, favourite at the moment is anything from forum, the continental ones that we were so fond of have been playing havoc with my rheumatism.
Lol That must've been your truck I saw parked up then with the 'amended' notice in the window. It takes me around 20-25 mins to walk to the yard at about 2.30am and the route takes me past what used to be the lorry park when I spotted it and laughed to myself. I see a few of these scruffy looking sea-hags rattling on cab doors or hanging around the garage nearby.
One area to park, no facilities though, is down near our yard. It's on Wharf Road just off Milethorn Lane. Simply stay on the main road passing St Georges garage and the (former) lorry park on your left. Keep an eye out for the big 'Sainsburys Homebase' on your left. Take the road that leads to the left by the side of that store (Milethorn Lane) then turn left again onto Wharf Road (Yorkshire Traction bus depot is on the right just before this turning) and you'll usually see a couple of british and foreign lorries parked up in this area. Homebase's (C Butt Ltd) lorries usually park for the night round here regularly.
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