Close quarters trucking

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Smoken0221, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Doesn't that describe almost all Dollar General stores too?
     
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  3. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I believe in ny 13'4" means 14'4" because they measure it from the center of the wheel , more knowledgeable guys should confirm .but i drove under 12"8 with conestoga no problem :) ...gps always reroute because it doesn't know what I know :)
     
  4. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    A.M. Briggs, DC.... and it was the first dock I ever bumped
     
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  5. Espressolane

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    One of the reasons I like a Mid-Roof truck.
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    :D
     
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  7. Cattleman84

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    Standard Produce, Charlottesville, VA... Have to be perfectly jack-knifed when you bump the dock so you dont block the street. Blocking the street comes with a heafty fine. Then once you are empty you have to backup down a one way against the flow of traffic to get out.

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  8. mustang190

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    It wasn’t really “tight” but it was interesting.
    East of Wolf Montana I had to deliver a tanker load of cleaning agent for a old oil well. When I got to the dirt road(if you want to call it that) it was muddy with melting snow and the tank was about two miles away. No problem, they put a D8 bulldozer in front and said we will pull you in and out if you get stuck.
    Had to have three pulls.
     
  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Have made it under some 11'7 bridges while doing food service in NYC with a 13'6 ;)

    They don't measure from center of the wheel they just post em a foot higher unless it's a white sign then it's supposed to be actual height
     
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  10. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    I remember Hunts Point NY could be pretty tight on Monday morning.
     
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  11. 86scotty

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    I run spot with a big tractor so they are everywhere.

    My favorites are the indoor ones with a foot between the trailers and you have to back inside with the sun in your eyes/mirrors. Hey, why don't you just hand me a blindfold and take bets?
     
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