Working under the bridge had its benefits. For one, it was dry mostly. And the lot was paved. And relatively flat. Not completely flat, though. One afternoon I showed up for work, and my assigned truck was not there (a point of major irritation, I will tell you). One of the day shift drivers had hooked up to a Subaru to retow it, and a police tow came in, so he left the car on his truck and took my truck. I waited impatiently for him to return, and in meantime, ANOTHER police tow came in, so I had to unhook the car from his truck and take it. Do you see the irony there? If he would have done that, I wouldn't have had to do the extra work, and I wouldn't have had to drive
his truck, which was probably vastly inferior to mine. And that's not all.
Because the Subaru on the back of his truck was locked up, because he had it lifted from the front (the drive wheels), and because it
had been parked in the center of the lot in a row without any curbs around it for a couple of days, I assumed that it was in park or in gear. I
was also in a hurry to get to the police call. I was also driving an Eagle, which works great for fast hookups, and fast UN-hookups. So I merrily went on my way. When I returned with the police tow, the front passenger-side fender of the Subaru was tucked neatly under the side of a long flatbed trailer parked next to it, with a nice long crease. The Subaru's front wheels had been turned to the right, which promoted free rolling in the very slight downhill incline of the lot from west-to-east. When it was parked in the center row of the lot, it had been parked so that the wheels were headed southeast, which apparently kept it from rolling away. Which just goes to show you: never park the car in neutral in such a way as to let it be subject to any inclines.
Of course, you can block the tires or unlock it to put it in gear, but that requires getting out of the truck.
By the way, I am not certified in anything, so nothing I write in this blog can be legally construed as professional advice. And it shouldn't. I'm advising you of that.
Have a safe and profitable week.