IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SEEN IT ALL

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by 12 ga, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. 12 ga

    12 ga Road Train Member

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    Last week I was at the J just outside Brownsville. It was the usual early evening grid lock trying to find a parking spot. I had a reserved spot but could not get to it because of the gridlock.

    I've been driving since 1966 and I haven't seen it all but a lot of it. As I'm just setting there waiting for a driver to finish wearing ruts in the asphalt trying to get parked and low and behold here comes a Swift truck up the side of us all. He sees an empty bay in the shop with chains dropped and he figures that is his way out. He drives into, through and out the other side. I'm still trying to figure out if his "trainer" taught him that maneuver or was it his original. And yes it truly was a Swift.
     
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  3. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Now THAT'S being resourceful!
     
  4. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Taking the path of least resistance. :D

    Bonus points if he threw on his engine brakes to scrub speed *while* in the shop.
     
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I'm surprised you didn't report he stopped there for his 30...oh wait, that's what the fuel islands are reserved for...my bad...
     
  6. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    well...... if he didn't hit anything, what's the problem? lol
     
  7. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

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    Another different point ive noticed but related ill notice trucks hanging back waiting for a truck in front to move up to fuel, yet they cant see the 3 pumps that just opened up and i slide right in, hey its not my fault they didn't pay attention right???:rolleyes::rolleyes::p:p

    The swift just was paying attention more than everyone else.....
     
  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Swift is always “putting it in places” other mortals fear to go!
     
  9. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Yeah if they don’t want random trucks driving through the bays... they should keep the doors shut :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    I'm more shocked that he didn't jacknife it in bay
     
  11. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Wow! Not sure what else to say about that.... But considering you probably have more experience then all the Swift trainers put together.... His trainer just might have...
     
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