Would a 53' footer fit?

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  1. Wanderingaimlessly

    Wanderingaimlessly Medium Load Member

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  3. dirtyjerz

    dirtyjerz glowing beard pouty kid

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    Ltl city driver, no problem

    Swift trainee, not a chance

    Who is gonna be picking up the freight?
     
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  4. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    Bumper to bumper, I'm 69' 9". Get it straight would take some time. I would drop the wagon and let a local handle it.
     
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  5. dannythetrucker

    dannythetrucker Road Train Member

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    It really doesn't look too good friend. As mentioned perhaps finding your way around the building and coming around the dock you could get in position to do it. But can you get around the building ? looks like a pretty narrow turn.

    Also, I can't tell in the picture for sure where the truck enters and if I was following a GPS or something or first time there it would be confusing. My truck is 74' - 11" , if I pull in and try to back around that corner and hit that dock my truck is going to be close to that other building. I mean, I will tell you I could do it but it would take some wiggling back and forth and that is only if someone is not parked in the way. Now it sort of depends on who is going to be coming there. If it's just random OTR trucks I think you will have nothing but problems. If it's one truck a month or something, maybe you can send someone to meet them nearby, show them pictures and explain what they have to do block traffic, move cars, make it happen. If it's going to be the same guy every time driving a day cab or something you might be okay. yes, a 53' trailer is a 53' trailer, but not all trucks are built alike. Mine is nearly 10' longer than some. Imagine if your car was stretched 10' longer, would make it a little difficult right ? well, it's the same with trucks. So don't just think because your local guy with a short daycab can get in there that any truck can.
     
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  6. JPenn

    JPenn Road Train Member

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    Easy to hit with a "city rat" single screw daycab on any trailer, gonna be an absolute bleeding nightmare with OTR rigs. I've had a few spots like this here and there, and there is gonna be a car in the way every time, according to Murphy.
     
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  7. ajdude101

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    Carriers are NEMF and Transplace. The occasional FedEx Freight. Once a week pickups.
     
  8. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

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    If that's the case it'll probably be fine.
     
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  9. Lepton1

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    ... yep, and it always seems it's the warehouse foreman that wants to park his expensive rig right where you need to swing your nose.
     
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  10. dannythetrucker

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    insurance claims are a second income stream !
     
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  11. Saddletramp1200

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    My 5th wheel is the key. I can slide for a better ride.
     
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