Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

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  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Anyone been to the Savannah drop yard on Telfair rd? Anything I need to know? I have to do a drop and hook there Sunday evening. Thanks!
     
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  3. RebelChick

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    Take I-16 to 516 west and as soon as you get on 516, take xit 6. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left, go to the stop sign and turn left. Last time I was there, our lot was the one on the corner. Same code for the lock on the gate as the main gate code. If your trl is t there, go to the other gate on telfair just a few yards up the road. Your truck will get dirty. It’s either muddy or dusty. Never in between. Watch the massive ditches on the way out.
     
  4. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Thank you RC. The trailer is there, but I’m not getting it until Sunday after my reset.
     
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  5. JustCallMeDriver

    JustCallMeDriver Light Load Member

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    Our lot is at the corner of Telfair and Gwinnett where you can see our trailers in this photo. The lot that's empty in the photo, is now full of containers. But that's container yard is also where we have one Abilene employee working out of an office, and where some of our loaded trailers are.

    You can't see our trailers hidden by the containers. I thought a trailer I was supposed to pick up was gone because there's nothing that says Abilene by the containers, and I'd circled the outside of the container yard seeing only containers. That took a while to figure out. The section of containers where our trailers are, you can only get to from the street rather than the driveway that runs to our yard and to Cycle Up. The container lot can be tight. I had to wait for a crane operator to finish dropping chassis and then I had to help an intermodal guy drop because there wasn't room to get around him. A lot easier to look first in our yard in the corner there with the big Abilene banners, drop your empty there, and bobtail into the container yard if you have to look there.

    If your trailer was loaded by Cycle Up, they still have the bills and need you to sign for them even if it's on our yard. They're 24/7. Westernmost door in the long warehouse.

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  6. Barn Door Bill

    Barn Door Bill Medium Load Member

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    If any of you folks go to adjust your tandems and happen to see green glitter chalk X's in-between holes... dat wuz me. My daughter donated a piece of her sidewalk chalk when my welders stick ran out. Absolutely insisted the color match the truck. :rolleyes:
     
  7. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    But of course!!! :D
     
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  8. hotrod1653

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    Does she have any red glitter chalk? Asking for a friend... Lol
     
  9. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Oh oh oh… me too.
    I have a friend too!!!
     
  10. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    She might have the beginnings of a new Truck Detailing Business… :D
     
  11. JohnBoy

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    Was able to get empty with my 2 Miami drops on Friday then get home for a reset. Left the house last night and headed up to Savannah for a drop and hook going to West Jefferson for tonight.

    One of my previous trainees was also at the drop yard before me so I asked him to check the yard for my trailer. Of course it wasn’t there so I took it upon myself to just go over to the customer figuring it was still there. It was, so I was able to not play the “where’s my trailer” game. Here’s the only real glitch in my day yesterday, the guard at the DC I was doing my drop and hook at, a place I’ve been to a dozen times over the years, comes out of his little house to tell me they don’t allow reefer trailers to be dropped. I politely asked when that was instituted, and was told it’s been like that for years. I said that may be so, but for the last 6 years, I’ve picked up probably 7 reefers here. Then I pointed through the fence and showed him the trailers with the big refrigerator sticking out on the front of the trailers. The final piece of the conversation that changed his mind was when I told him the loaded trailer I’m picking up is a reefer as well. It turned out all good. I have a new friend in Savannah now.
     
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