Generally speaking, how close must a truck be backed to a dock

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  1. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    without hitting it? Who or what authority sets the standards for docking a truck with regards to precision?

    The customer?
    The carrier?
    The driver?
    Various motor vehicle laws and regulations?
    Other?
     
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  2. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    You bump it.

    that’s why it’s called bumping docks.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I always hit the dock then bounce off then hit it again then bounce off ,rinse and repeat about 3 more times and call it a day...
     
  4. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    with the front of your truck right?
     
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  5. TomCougar

    TomCougar Light Load Member

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    My grandfather used to say this about women automobile drivers: when they back into something they then know they can't go any further. Yes, sounds quite logical.
     
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  6. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    That’s why they make good ltl drivers.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    LOL well lets say im not the smartest person in the world but i do know which part of the truck goes into the dock :p although nobody would be surprised if they saw a flatbedder ramming his truck into the dock trying to get unloaded lol
     
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  8. Fold_Moiler

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    lol the mental image of a truck bumping the dock forwards is great.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Depends on the dock plate. Sometimes the trailer has to touch the dock and sometimes maybe and inch or more space.
     
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  10. Mid-May Trucker

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    Everytime the forklift pulls a pallet you are supposed to pull up and bump again.
     
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