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Old 09-09-2006, 06:39 AM
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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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Old 09-09-2006, 06:47 AM
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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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Old 09-09-2006, 09:29 AM
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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.
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:11 PM
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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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Old 09-09-2006, 03:26 PM
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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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Old 09-09-2006, 03:28 PM
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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.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:12 PM
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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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Old 09-10-2006, 03:31 AM
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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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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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