Parking lot "helpers"

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by VIDEODROME, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    i grew up in birmingham. arkadelphia rd area is a really bad section of b'ham. i try not to stop there because of the bums and crackheadfs. not to mention the place is a ##### to get in and out of.
     
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  3. jlkklj777

    jlkklj777 20 Year Truckload Veteran

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    I have seen many "good samaritans" roaming the trucks stops lately and guiding truck drivers into a parking spot. Inevitably the "helper" then goes to the truck driver and asks for money!

    I do not pay these guys nor do I acknowledge them in any way. I am perfectly capable of backing my truck into a parking spot.
     
  4. xdbguard

    xdbguard Light Load Member

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    the whole time during that swift video I was waiting for the bad thing to happen!
     
  5. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    I had to quite watching for the same reason
    No GOAL either
     
  6. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I have lots of experience.. all of 5 weeks, if you count the 3 weeks I had with my trainer.

    Company policy is GOAL. It's on the mirrors. Its' backwards on the trailers. It's everywhere. It's more important than "Be on Time".

    Myself, I ALWAYS GOAL. I've had a couple wannabe helpers (other drivers), but I still get out and check it myself. Only one was offended, and he can kiss me where I sit.
     
  7. Redneck_Inc

    Redneck_Inc Bobtail Member

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    even when i drove tow trucks i tell pepole if you try and guide me i will aim for you ( i dont trust pepole )

    i was guide into a large telephone cable with a dump truck by a helpfull person now i only trust myself for clearances
     
  8. Fratsit

    Fratsit Light Load Member

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    Alright...dumb question from a 4-wheeler....

    G.O.A.L.= Get out and look??
     
  9. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    YEP!!!!!
    the best "helper", IMO, to trust is the driver(s) of the trucks between which you are trying to park!!!:yes2557:
     
    Fratsit Thanks this.
  10. MGASSEL

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    I had a guy help me up in Casper wy one day I was having troble seeing all of the other trucks through my mirrors. It was at the small flying hook up there. I will never stop there again.

    I used all of the space in front of me and still could not get the truck straight with the trailer so he came and said need some help.
    I told him yep he guided me back and he understood when I went to GOAL.
    I explained that it was my butt not his if I hit something.
     
  11. jash369

    jash369 Medium Load Member

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    Quick story.........

    Team drivers........driver backing into a dock with wall on blind side.....
    co-driver gets out to assist.......directs driver back and rips door off the hinges on the wall.........

    DRIVER HAS TO PAY FOR...AND TAKE DDC......$395.00.......OUCH



    G.O.A.L.....................any questions............HAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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