Close quarters trucking

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

  1. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    For those of you who have never been to AM Briggs, there is a nightclub across the street. You have to park on the street and walk up to the receiving department behind the building. Your delivery appointment is around 2-3 am. The driveway is a steep climb up from the street where it levels out at the top so you can't see what you're approaching until after you level out. The employee cars park around the perimeter of the lot and you have to maneuver around them. Their box trucks don't leave until around 6 am so you also have to maneuver around them to bump the dock. The only way to do it is come up the driveway and make a left to the dead-end of the lot. You dont have enough room to straighten out, so your trailer is still starting out going the wrong direction and you have little room to work with. Once you start going back towards the docks, then you have to zig zag because the docks are at an angle away from the street.


    Lucky for everyone else, looks like they are permanently closed

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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    And that's why I don't go to New York.....
     
  4. iceman32

    iceman32 Medium Load Member

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    Sweet sams in the Bronx.

    Deb El foods in NJ. Dock is okay but you have to setup from the street. This is one of the rare serpentine setup. 90 degree setup will destroy your drive axles. 45 will destroy your bumper or front axle. Serpent, serpent.

    Chefs warehouse in Chicago. These guys are actually in my blacklist. The gps doesn’t show anything but I’m withholding knowledge on this one ;D. I thought blocking 4 lanes of traffic in NYC was something to be proud.

    There’s a bakery in Mass, I forgot the name. But same thing, setup from the street, very tight dock that is going down hill. I actually put cones in both on coming traffic cuz people there don’t stop.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    In a case like that I would back in from the street.
     
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  6. Crude Truckin'

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    They typically put the isos in the most inconvenient spot on a frac job.
     
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  7. User666

    User666 Medium Load Member

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    I wonder if PA does the same thing. Yellow vs white signs and actual vs 1' higher accordingly. I squeezed under a stone bridge last night that was labelled 7'10" but I know my exhaust is about 9' from the ground.
     
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  8. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    What is the thinking behind that? Why not mark a bridge actual height?
     
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  9. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Slope of the bridge or road.
    Taking in account of snow pack.
    Crown of the road.
    Many reasons. I’ve seen signs in Pa. for both the road and another for the shoulder.
     
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  10. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    I guess you could, but with all the cars in the parking lot, the hill you have to climb, the building blocking your view, and the club letting all of the drunk people out at the same time you are trying to back in, it seemed safer to get it into the lot first. Plus, you would have to get out and look a bazillion times because you would be backing blind around the building with very little room for error.

    Maybe it wasn't as bad as it seemed because it was my first dock a million miles ago, but looking at the aerial view, its still not one id like to do on a regular basis.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That way, if you back up in here and find you can't do it, at least getting out is easy.
     
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