P/D City Driving

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by boojes11, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. boojes11

    boojes11 Bobtail Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    I have a Question, I recently got a new job,its delivering freight, I'm new to doing this,I used to work delivering food to restaurants like sysco foods inc,that type of work,I was wondering they gave me the city rout,San Francisco,
    okay they have been giving me residential s, and the small streets are very tight, some times, well I would have to say like 70% percent of the time, I see a lot of signs, saying no trucks over (3 tons) allowed on the street,
    well I've been kinda not seeing them does anybody know how serious those tickets are,and if I should bring it to my employers attention, so they could send a Bobtail to those residential stops because I've been driving a PUP threw those
    delivery's,and I have a good driving record and I want to keep it that way,and plus I don't want to endanger,myself and anybody else for that matter, so I'm looking for some advice I would appreciate it very much thank you.
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  3. popcorn169

    popcorn169 Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    state of confusion
    Generally you are allowed on that street IF you have a delivery on that street. I would mention it to the manager and ask what he/she thinks.
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  4. Flybynight041

    Flybynight041 Medium Load Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    If you're making a local delivery it's not a big deal. I personally have to drive through residential areas on a regular basis.
  5. Glp

    Glp Medium Load Member

    Dec 23, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    Just wait till you pull a wire down with your trailer. It is a p/d rite of passage
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  6. Flybynight041

    Flybynight041 Medium Load Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    I pulled one down 10 years ago when I was driving for DHL. The police actually cited the utility company for improper mounting of the wires.
  7. viper822004

    viper822004 Medium Load Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I don't think it's a bug problem as long as the delivery is in the neighborhood. Once I pulled a 48' lift gate thru a no trucks residential area. I Was shietting my pants cause the trees were so low but I drove down the middle of the street. Was in and out in no time lol
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  8. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    East Coast
    I do it everyday.. Never really had much of an issue with cops- like the others said, if you have a local delivery most cops understand.. The problem is getting in and out of some streets.. You figure out how to get creative real quick on those streets
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  9. aduiepyle

    aduiepyle Light Load Member

    Oct 30, 2014
    If yall haven't got a local delivery out of nyc yall haven't seen nothing crazy yet, some of them quit the next week after they got the job.
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  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    I used to run an enclosed crane trailer delivering a lot of telephone swicthgear. A lot of times the switching building was in a regular residential neighborhood. A small concrete block building with a chainlink fence around it. I went into a lot of these and trimmed a quite a few trees while doing it. Only had one cop stop me and ask what the h--- I was doing. He was ok after I told him. But I would still mention it to my company if only to CYA.
  11. SodaDriver

    SodaDriver Light Load Member

    Sep 13, 2014
    One of the guys at our company did that pulling into a Pizza Hut somewhere down south. The downed wire caught something on fire at the restaurant and burned it to the ground!:biggrin_25524:
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