As neat as it would be to haul with a reptile, the truth behind this term is much more sobering. So, continue reading as we take a serious look at lot lizards. The first step in combatting any issue is educating people about the problem. For those of you who are new to trucking, lot lizards are prostitutes who work in truck stops and rest areas. They can also be seen walking between parked rigs looking for customers. This practice is most common at night, but it can still happen during the day as well. Flashing your lights if you see one of these people walk by serves as an invitation for them to come up to your truck.
We all know that the trucking lifestyle can be lonely. This is the main reason why lot lizards remain in truck stops across America. Drivers are looking for company! While living life behind the wheel can be challenging, there are many other ways you can combat loneliness on the road, aside from lot lizards.
Luckily, we have plenty of resources for you! You can read about adjusting to the trucker lifestylerecognizing and remedying depressionavoiding burnoutreducing stressand many other topics on our blog.
Regardless how you feel about lot lizards, prostitution is illegal. Oftentimes, the perils of this practice increase when it takes place on the open road.
In some cases, these prostitutes are used to case your rig so that they and their cohorts can engage in cargo theft. In this case, they could also be targeting your personal belongings. Another hazard would be engaging with a prostitute who is using or selling drugs, underaged, or undercover. You could very well lose your if an officer catches you with someone like this.
A final reason that you should avoid lot lizards is that you have no idea what you are exposing yourself to. To put it plainly, you could be putting yourself at risk by engaging with these individuals. You have to ask yourself this question: Is it really worth your health, your job, or even your freedom?
Most people see lot lizards as nuisances and degenerates. Some suffer from drug addictions, some are homeless, and others take an interest in the prospect of quick cash.
However, there is an alarming of lot lizards that had no choice in the matter at all. Human trafficking is a major issue in the United States. Every day, young or vulnerable people fall prey to abusive pimps.
These pimps manipulate them into working, take all their profits, and threaten harm to them and their family if they try to escape. The harsh reality about sex workers that target drivers at truck stops is that many of them are victims of modern-day slavery.
As mentioned in the interview above, organizations such as Truckers Against Trafficking exist to help truck drivers the fight against sex trafficking. According to Truckers Against Trafficking, there are red flags you should be on the lookout for as a trucker.
These red flags can be found when people:. These are just a few s that you should report. If you are at a truck stop or any other place of business, you should also inform the manager on duty of the activity so that they can take proper action. It is very important that you do not approach traffickers. Once you make a report, you should wait for law enforcement to handle the situation and recover the victims.
As truck drivers, you are the eyes and ears of the road.
And together, you can make a difference in fighting human trafficking! The creators behind the film Lot Lizard hope to shed some light on the world of lot lizards.
You can watch the film online to get a better idea of what these men and women face on a daily basis and what le them to pursue this lifestyle. I think thats pretty common as well.
He was mentally, emotionally, abusive, physical at the start, but that stopped, he was more worried of getting caught. Then care. Found porn on truck computer, I had so many reasons. I pay ,for. Just starting to find joy in simply eating, rest,reading, I couldnt focus before, couldnt ever sleep, eat, some days, nights, it was hell.
This was no normal looking, he was rude, didnt care. I have such a need to break down, and cry, it comes here and there, good days, and bad, getting better than it was…he even cracks jokes at these things or will deny, ignore, or turn them in some way in me, he did from start.
I been through enough long ago, and life was good, with my son who ended up moving out, I never forgave myself, ect…I better stop getting very upset, and off track. I didnt realize I believe he had been doing these things w girls all along, even…when I was there!!
I am all for these awesome hardworking truckers against trafficking! Wont regent bgloas. My husband just called me about one asking if he was married.
Twenty minutes later another knock on door. He contacted store and store says they will have police come out in unmarked car.
Its sickening how these people stoop themselves this low. I have a friend who meets women online who are also lot lizards.
They look. They pose as just looking to hook up, dating.
He used condoms, but when they were done her piercing ripped the condom. You just never know what is going to happen. If you are married, stay Faithful!
If you are bored, lonely and just looking make sure you know what you are getting into. Sad sad world. Get her on the truck if possible its to dangerous having prostitutes out at these truck stops. Great people. Wonderful service. I wish they had a Yelp …. I agree, a long day of dealing with stupid ass drivers in all vehicles. It would be nice to let out so frustrations.
I have had two knock on my door. Personally, I think this is an important subject to tackle and a discussion worth having. So I decided to jump in and give a slightly different perspective than some of the usual ideas many have about Lot Lizards.
No one forces me. I also would never ever harm anyone or steal from them. I have no communicable diseases and am very proactive about being checked on a regular basis.
I owe that to myself and others because I am very sexually active. I realize that most overnight and momentary friends of truckers fit the descriptions given in the above peice but I just wanted to remind all you guys out there and everyone else that there are some of us who are just having fun. Meeting an ongoing and obvious need or at the least a want of many drivers out there. Not making it out to be something serious but always trying to keep the activitiy helpful and lighthearted.
There was no real nightlife so to speak of at least not for guys interested in guys so looking for pleasure and company became an act of sneaking around. By chance one night I was out for a drive on a stretch of interstate and a trucker managed to get my attention and I got his too and what happened on a dark deserted off ramp in middle of nowhere Tennessee was a very fun time with a very nice and very appreciative guy.
It all seemed so easy as well as exciting and a whole new world was opened up to me. Now, on a regular basis, I look forward to all my guys who come through the area and they look forward to seeing me.
It breaks up the monoteny of their long road trips. I also constantly get to meet new firends. Some just for a little while and others becoming long time buddies. Things are slowly changing though.
These days with camaras everywhere, and tracking on rigs, and in an effort to make things safer, a more aggressive approach from law enforcement, rendevous such as this are becoming more difficult. In some ways that may be a good thing. I for one though like what I do and would hate to see it be completely eradicated. ZIP: