Could a 53' truck deliver here?

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by flats, May 7, 2020.

  1. flats

    flats Bobtail Member

    May 7, 2020
    Hello all,

    I apologize in advance if this post is inappropriate. I'm not a trucker, but am in search of warehouse space that will be serviced by 53' trucks. I have concerns about a warehouse I'm looking at, if trucks will be able to fit into the loading dock.

    Here's a google earth photo, with a green box added to show where the truck would go:

    There are two docks in that space, but I would only be able to use the left one where the green box is. Note how there are trucks parked in the space of the dock to the right of the green box.

    If cars are parked in the spaces (typically more than this photo represents), which they normally would be, could a truck even back into this dock?

    Thanks for your time, I appreciate any insight!
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    Remove those little bushes, have nobody park in the front and even a Swift rookie will be able to get in there.
    Otherwise it's gonna be a pain in the butt
  4. flats

    flats Bobtail Member

    May 7, 2020
    Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.

    Unfortunately that is trees on a slope (road in front of parking lot slopes uphill from left to right) and those cars will always be there.

    I was afraid of this, but I greatly appreciate your help!
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  5. 650cat425

    650cat425 Road Train Member

    If that's the only entrance to the parking lot, I think that would be a bigger issue than backing into the dock. Especially when the lot is full of cars.
  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2011
    Look for a better delivery site.
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  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    Stevens transport DFW TX
    you talking bout me? lol
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  8. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Thanks to the OP for seeking the input from us professional drivers about the viability of this space. Too many times a company will lease some place and it is a pain in the Butt to deliver to. Then they complain because the bushes or curbs get damaged.
  9. tnpete

    tnpete Medium Load Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    Have backed a 260" tractor and 53 trailer into spots. That make that look like the North 40. Used to have a drop in Hyannis Mass. Backed into a the building, one hole only. Train tracks in front of door. Blindside into that sucker, and RR had put up those nice Yellow steel poles out from the tracks. Lots of different colors on those baby's. It might take me 2 or 3 pull up's. But always got it in there. But then again I could back a mile before ever getting into a big truck.
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  10. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    A good driver could get into there but it would be a bit of a pain... The biggest issue would be the cars around the enterance to the lot... And the cars next to the building and closest to the dock.
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