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    Default Drivers selling stuff to other truckers at truck stops?

    I talked with a driver and he told me he made a small fortune selling burned DVDs and porn movies lol Does anyone here buy stuff from other truckers like this? Sounds like a good way to make extra cash i guess but I'm sure the company wouldn't like it. Does these truck stops go by the same slogan as vegas "what happens in vegas stays in vegas" "what happens at a truck stop stays at the truck stop"? :P

    I would never sell drugs or anything illegal.


    I havent started driving so I don't know what goes on out there yet.

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    Anything and Everything is Sold at truck stops and very few truck stops do anything to stop it.
    I wouldn't buy anything from anybody because more than Likely what they're selling is Hot and you can be busted for Receiving stolen Property.

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    Some truck stops turn something of a blind eye to people coming onto their property to sell stuff, but others have a very strict policy against it not to mention in some locations it is illegal to sell anything in the capacity of a merchant without permits and possible a permament location.

    As already mentioned, many time those DVD's, software programs, etc are illegal. If nothing else they are violating copyright laws.

    As far as some of the other stuff that is sold in truck stops by "drivers" like truck equipment, CB's, etc, many times those items are in effect stolen from whatever company the driver works for.

    Personally I have never bought anything off anyone at a truckstop in the capacity you have mentioned.
    Finding the right trucking company is like finding the right person to marry. I really comes down to finding one whose BS you can put up with and who can put up wih yours.

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    I never buy things in truck stops for the reason's mentioned. If you are doing your job driving, you won't have the time for an extra job selling or hawking your wares in a truck stop parking lot. If you want to sell porn, get yourself a website and stay home. :roll:

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    I bought a cb from a CFI driver at a truckstop, he had just bought a new Galaxy and I bought his old Cobra 29 for $40.00. I just started driving, didn't have alot of money and I needed a radio. He seemed like a pretty good guy, as I was buying it he was removing it from his truck and putting in his new radio.

    Best advise, be smart and use your better judgement at the truck stops. You can buy some good cheap things from good people. You can also buy some junk from a scammer. Buyer beware!

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    I have heard them yakking away onthe CB at times whatever items they had to sell but i never have bought anything from them,be my luck the person i would buy it from would turn out to be an undercover cop and it is simply not worth it IMO.If i need something i will go to Wal-Mart or another big discounter and buy it.
    go with the flow..........or just don't go nuff said

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    You cannot be charged for receiving stolen property if you did not know it was stolen.


    Receiving stolen goods is generally buying or acquiring the possession of property knowing (or believing in some jurisdictions) that it had been obtained through theft, embezzlement, larceny, or extortion by someone else. The crime is separate from the crime of stealing the property. To be convicted, the receiver must know the goods were stolen at the time he receives them and had the intent to aid the thief. Paying for the goods or intending to collect the reward for returning them are not defenses. Depending on the value of the property received, receiving-stolen-property is either a misdemeanor or a felony.

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    when I buy small things for my truck I usually sell the old parts in the truckstop, I never go looking to sell though, people just ask what i`m doing with the old parts when they see me working on my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben45750
    You cannot be charged for receiving stolen property if you did not know it was stolen..
    umm you need to go and check you law books cause you CAN be charged for recieveing stolen property even if you did not know it was stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben45750
    You cannot be charged for receiving stolen property if you did not know it was stolen.


    Receiving stolen goods is generally buying or acquiring the possession of property knowing (or believing in some jurisdictions) that it had been obtained through theft, embezzlement, larceny, or extortion by someone else. The crime is separate from the crime of stealing the property. To be convicted, the receiver must know the goods were stolen at the time he receives them and had the intent to aid the thief. Paying for the goods or intending to collect the reward for returning them are not defenses. Depending on the value of the property received, receiving-stolen-property is either a misdemeanor or a felony.
    A person who is a dealer in or collector of merchandise or personal property, or the agent, employee, or representative of a dealer or collector of merchandise or personal property who fails to reasonably inquire whether the person selling or delivering the stolen, embezzled, or converted property to the dealer or collector has a legal right to do so or who buys or receives stolen, embezzled, or converted property that has a registration, serial, or other identifying number altered or obliterated on an external surface of the property, is presumed to have bought or received the property knowing the property is stolen, embezzled, or converted.

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    I know what my husband would sell if he were allowed to! And it would really sell!

    Homemade Salsa! :P Everyone who has tried it loves it and it is addicting!

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    I'd buy it-I like homemade Salsa

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoopr
    I'd buy it-I like homemade Salsa
    You would love this Salsa :P It would not be that hard to do when he was on his off time. Only thing is he would more than likely get busted for not having a license to sell or something :cry: Everyone else would probably get away with selling stolen goods but we would be the ones in big trouble!

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    yeah-State regulations are pretty tough but if he sold it "Quietly" it would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoopr
    yeah-State regulations are pretty tough but if he sold it "Quietly" it would be ok.
    Well maybe I will talk to him about it after he has been trucking for a while!
    But if he really did sell it and people got it there would probably be a swarm of guys around his truck! I know how people love that Salsa! Boy durning winter time that Salsa would sure warm you up!:P

    Me I am not a Salsa eater!

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    I burn movies all the time with my dvd burner. But for personal use. You can get in big trouble for selling copies that you burned. I'd probably buy something from them though. If anyone gets in big trouble, it'll be the seller.

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    I wouldn't count on it, Adam. I went to the truck stop to check on my truck the other day and a couple of guys in a van pulled up. They had a lot of speakers, surround sound, etc., that they were selling. They said that it was left on one of their trucks and their boss wanted them to sell it for what they could get. I wouldn't buy it. I think it is ridiculous to think that they were just given thousands of dollars in product to do what they want. I went in the truck stop and when I cam out, the guy just down from me was loading one of them in his truck. This sort of thing can't exist without truckers participating. People steal because they know someone will buy. I assure you, if you buy stolen goods, you will be arrested and charged, if caught.

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    Personally, i dont see anything wrong with buying items from others drivers at truck stops..... I mean i dont buy DVD's or items of those nature but im talking items like CB's coolers and things that we use in our trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcel27208
    Personally, i dont see anything wrong with buying items from others drivers at truck stops..... I mean i dont buy DVD's or items of those nature but im talking items like CB's coolers and things that we use in our trucks.
    Just remember that alot of that stuff you buy was stolen from your fellow Drivers.

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    Some owner operators leave a CB in their trucks for their drivers to use. You could still be buying a stolen radio.

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