What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Smartest thing I ever saw a door slammer do was at the...Flying J? outside of St Louis one night full lot, only 1 reserved spot left next to me amd and it was tight. Tandems forward, he angled in at about 45 deg, with his rear facing the truck to his right, he then unlocked his slider, pulled forward while his tandems moved all the way back thus eliminating most of his tail swing. He then cranked it around and dropped his trailer right in that spot and readjusted his tandems to where they were.
     
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  3. WesternPlains

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    Only I can think of is google maps. Probably won't include the shelving as it is now. I'll try to look?
    This pic will give you an idea of how tight the walls are on this dock. Truck is centered between the walls. Same distance both sides.
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  4. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    I was right. Pic doesn't show it as today. In this aerial. It shows very workable.
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    I don't know how to get one of these.
    It's Menards in Minot ND
    You can see for yourself. It doesn't show what it is today.
     
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  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    Yea. Tell us the reciever so we can look at Googlemaps satellite view.
     
  6. WesternPlains

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    The satellite view doesn't reflect the place as it is now.
    If you look. For reference. There is a day cab and trailer to the left. Looks like he's just about at a loading dock out in the middle of the lot. That dock is not there now. Cannot tell if the walls are on the dock I'm talking about now. The shelving isn't like it is now. Looks very workable in satellite view. Maybe that was their problem. Had to make it next to impossible?
     
  7. Bill51

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    What are these "patterns" and where can I find them?
     
  8. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    This is a shipper I load at in Houston. We have to back in to the covered area at the end of the building (you can barely see the nose of a red truck sticking out), which is a raised dock that forklifts use to load us on from the side. They constantly have pallets stacked up there to the right cutting off 10-20ft of area for us to pull forward. Makes it a real tight pain in the ace to get set up.
     
  9. WesternPlains

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    That one looks like fun! :)
    I've never tried to capture one of these google earth pics. Never even played with google earth before. Shure wanting to learn now.
    I'd love to show you a pic of coca cola in Philadelphia on erie. That was my best back. I was proud of it. Trailer doors were one inch from each other on both sides when docked. Pic does show how close the trailers are. Place is tough. But workable. None of this placing tandems 3 feet BS. All the way back works. They give you just enough room in the front for your truck.
     
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  10. WesternPlains

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    I'm wondering how many of you have had a back where you had to set the tandems 3 feet from the back. ????

    I was looking more. These jack offfs could take that shelving sticking out farther on the left of first photo. Put it even with the outside edge of the cement wall. Parallel to the right building. But no! They can't make this reasonably tough for a truck. It wouldn't be such a big deal if they opened up that left side. Directly opposite the truck is tight. But workable without the left cut off.
     
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  11. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    Im looking at Liberty Bottling there in Philly on Erie and G St.

    Looks like a tight pain as well. At really tight places that have yard dogs shuttling trucks, it never hurts to ask if they can drop your trailer in the hole, maybe even toss them $5 or $10 for it.
     
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