Parking at the truck stop head first

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Badmon, Jan 25, 2020.

Do you defend the nose-in drivers ?

  1. I pull nose-in myself

  2. No, they're idiots

  3. I dont care it doesn't affect me

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  1. HotH2o

    HotH2o Road Train Member

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    Didn’t realize the truck and trailer grow 8’ when nosed in. That’s amazing
     
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  3. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    8' of overhang on the trailer with tandem up.

    Back tandems all the way up to the curb on both rows, you just got 16' feet of extra room in the middle to play in when backing.

    Even a spread axle will thank ya then.
     
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Same guys take there 30 minute at the fuel island, and back over yellow poles. Just safer if nothing else to back in when you arrive.
     
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I don't see how backing in is safer. With all the trucks getting torn up.

    It's really not that difficult to back out.
     
  6. Powder Joints

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    Because if you watch most just turn on there 4 ways and start backing not know whats going on around them, when you first pull in you have a better idea of whats going on around the truckstop that might be of your concern.
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    So I wonder if I pull into a pull through, am I Stupid because i didn't back in?
     
  8. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Back when I was OTR, people would (most, anyway...) be courteous enough to save those for the guys pulling doubles, taking a 30 or whatever. Times have changed. I park in my yard at home, or the company barn, anymore; 30's at receiver.
     
  9. Powder Joints

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    Yea, I have pulled enough doubles, that I also leave the pull thru's for the doubles. If in a Semi your just not be considerate of driver whom actually might need the pull thru. Like spaces used to be marked doubles only.
     
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  10. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Yep, I hauled for FX/LH back in the day, when spaces were marked, AND obliged. Good ole' days, in a way.
     
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  11. bzinger

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    I kinda like the smell of a soupy cattle pot ...reminds me of my childhood .
     
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