Close quarters trucking

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

  1. User666

    User666 Medium Load Member

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    Not sure. I guess you'd have to ask NY and PA but I know for a fact the one I dealt with the other night was at least 1 foot off.
     
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  3. iceman32

    iceman32 Medium Load Member

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    This is what I meant by blocking 4 lanes of traffic. This is Atlantic Avenue in NYC. People will help you, police will help you, sometimes hustlers will help you but you gotta pay em cash. The hustlers are also the ones that will guide you if you get lost and your gps is going around in circles.

    I remember delivering 1 pallet of Caviar in Manhattan. I had to take my long nose and 53 there, easy going in but I didn’t know how to get out so I paid a hustler $100 to get me out of Manhattan. Dropped him off at the on ramp.

    1 pallet of Caviar is worth over $60k-$100k, that’s what them rich people eat lol. Anyway, don’t always deny a partial pickup or a load with multiple stops. Sometimes they pay extremely well.
     
  4. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    That I can understand. Bridge with an arch, have a sign at the highest and lowest points. But to say a 12'9" for example has signage that says 12' or other is both confusing and wrong. And how does one know what the snow pack will be?
     
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  5. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    They don't know how much snow pack will be, but they know its not over a foot. Plus, people are idiots and hit low clearances everyday in NYC even with them telling you its a foot shorter. Can you imagine how many would hit it if they didn't allow a foot for dummies
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't remember the last time I saw somebody back across a median strip.
     
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  7. Old Man

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    You door slammers have a easy life.
    Try going 15 miles on a ice covered ranch road to a drilling rig on top of a mountain. Even more fun going to a pipeline in Pennsylvania where you need a wrecker to get around corners.
    Even more fun is getting from Tulsa to Houston 20 foot tall.
    When you go to Philly you can see the tallest building, I took the chiller in there years ago,
    Door slammers have a easy life.
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, ok. :rolleyes:

    Try wrestling a crated L-model Ford cab that's bigger than the lift gate off the truck by yourself at somebody's house.

    Try dragging an 1800 skid of headstones uphill into a funeral home with a pallet jack because you can't get a 48 footer into the parking lot.

    Try wrestling an 1100 lb crated wood lathe sitting flat in the floor with no way to move it into the back of someone's pickup truck because you can't get a 48 footer into the driveway.

    Enjoy the taste of that shoe leather. :cool:
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    The L in my cdl doesn’t stand for Lumper.
     
  10. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    Oh that was a good one lol
     
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  11. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    To me, it's called doing what it takes to get the job done.
     
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