When delivering in an area like the Chicagoland area.

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  1. marvelousmack

    marvelousmack Light Load Member

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    Is it better to get on a nightshift? Will it be easier? I wouldn't be in downtown Chicago. Thank god
     
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Where will you be? That makes a difference.
     
  4. marvelousmack

    marvelousmack Light Load Member

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    Don't know everywhere. But lots of places..oak lawn..elgin..Gurnee. pleasant prairie..naperville.
     
  5. Suspect Zero

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    It would depend on the actual customers you are going to, but overall I don't consider the locations you listed as royal PITA locations to get in/out of in terms of size of a truck. Traffic is another issue dependant on day/time/road destruction. I can't speak for Pleasant Prarie, deliver to a lot of places in Wisconsin but never there.
     
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  6. MTN Boomer

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    Nights are better, less traffic.
     
  7. marvelousmack

    marvelousmack Light Load Member

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    How about bridges and stuff? And that's what I'm worried about. I figure a night shift that starts at about 9pm I would miss most traffic
     
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  8. MTN Boomer

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    Pay attention to the height signs. know exactly how high u are. How much will the dump valve lower the height
     
  9. marvelousmack

    marvelousmack Light Load Member

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    For sure will always pay attention. But just worried about seeing things too late. Having trouble finding somewhere to back up. Turn around. Guess I'll have to learn
     
  10. tallguy66

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    Those areas are not as bad as you’d think. If you go in the day time, you’re more then likely to have a truck go under something before you do. Eyes peeled for signs and you should be alright.
     
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  11. pavrom

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    All places you mentioned easy in/out with ton of parking
     
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