What is the worst place you..

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by xFreeWord420x, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Fatboy42

    Fatboy42 Light Load Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Go in to printing company in Indiana, small place. I go inside ask where the want to load me (I dont see a dock) they said around back is dock. I take my cab over and 53footer around back bungy doors aginst trailer sides (real tight dock) get it wiggled in and walk back inside. Guy opens dock door and has a real strange look and askes if that is a semi trailer. "yea" gee we never had ine of them in here only load straight trucks had some guys come in trailer truck before but could not get in dock. If it was not for cab over I would not have fit like wise. Also went to a scrap yard in Crawfordsville In real old place had frameless dump and long hood tractor could not fit the set was too long. They said they told Jack Gray not to send them long trucks they will not fit. Never got any pay out of that one.
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  3. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    That looks like the cheese place up in Melrose MN. About 4-5 inches max on the left door for Dock 1. If you start turning to get out too soon, your overhand will rip the corner out when it tries to move the concrete steps next to you.

    If you pull out and clear them, then you can't make the swing to turn out of the docks at all.
  4. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    I've been to thousands of bad docks in 40 years... used to back thru an auto shop to get to a dock in the Bronx... alley docks in Detroit... old railroad docks almost everywhere.

    Back in the 70's and 80's almost every business was in a downtown area and built for horse and buggies. You newbies have it made...
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  5. Pullin2

    Pullin2 Crusty Canuck

    Nov 5, 2011
    Whoville Pub, Long Island
    Yeah, yer right about that ..... and if those docks in Da Bronx and Brooklyn weren't made for horse and cart, they were 'the modern' ones built for 20 footers pulled by bullet nose day cabs.
  6. Byx

    Byx Light Load Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    It also depends on who is at the office (At Shreveport). I checked in, left my number, climbed into my cab and waited for 6 hours (Checking in every 1 hour or so to make sure I didn't get lost in the shuffle.) After my fifth visit the fork lift operator that was in there told me that they would call me, and to stop coming in they were trying to work. Cut to 12 hours total, I got mad and went back in. Different shift, someone had Blacked out my # on the list. I got a message from my DM saying I missed the appointment and everything. Luckily I was able to prove I checked in 5 times, because I was parked on the far side of their dirt lot looking at the dock doors, and I have a Nannycam. Granted it was just someone being petty but god I hate LA.

    Worst place I have ever delivered to was a small outfit in Camden NJ called Wish Transport. You have to go through a maze of One Way Streets filled with enormous holes, some big enough to completely trap a Super Single (Which is what Conway runs). When you get to the dock (If you're optimistic enough to call it that) you have to angle the trailer over two curbs and back up, then jackknife it until your ferring is on the trailer, unhitch, drop the gear, rehook to give yourself more room to Push the trailer. When it's on the Dock, you can stand in front of the trailer, and touch the fence with one hand and the trailer with the other. I did that for 35$ stop pay, and no miles. It was enough to make me think about going back to Werner, luckily I didn't.
  7. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

    Jul 15, 2006
    El Chuco, Tejas
    That was your first mistake. Bugging them. Leave your number and go take a nap. You won't get lost is the shuffle. They go by the list. Appointment? Ha!
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