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Parked lorries with doors open?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Achy, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Achy

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    Does anyone know why lorries park up and open their rear doors?
    I often see them in laybys in the mornings with the doors open.

    The only reasons I can think of are :

    Showing people that they're empty so they're not done over
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    Airing them out for damp/heat purposes.

    Always bothered me... :confused:
     
  2. themoid

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    showing they are empty so they are not done over
     
  3. Razor

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    A sign that they are loading or unloading so they dont get a parking ticket.
     
  4. Achy

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    But then all a dodgey geezer would have to do would be to look for a lorry with it's doors shut :confused: :rotfl:
     
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    Do you live near a port? You could have found a place were illegal immigrants get off :)
     
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    exactly what I was going to say.
     
  7. GaryB

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    It is to show they're empty. The drivers that deliver to where I work often park on our Estate overnight and they do it mainly with the curtain side trucks as they bad guys used to slice them open with a knife to see if there's anything inside. Result - a large bill for new curtain sides.
     
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    yep, it's the HGV equivalent of a 'Do not disturb' sign..
     
  9. mcfarfs

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    My dad used to be a lorry driver in Australia, and would leave his doors open along with his german shepherd in the back.
     
  10. Chris Muriel

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    I suppose the German shepherd could only tell people to go away in German
    (Verschwinden sie - or similar).
    Maybe he could bark a few commands at potential intruders.
    Hope he had his shepherd's crook with him.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    :D :rotfl: Yeh, very useful in outback Australia!
     
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    Maybe they all had a dodgy curry the night before :)
     
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    nah, it would probably pee everywhere...
     

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