Backing Practice 07

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Errol V.'s Comment
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The dock is at the bottom left of the photo. The street dead-ends at the warehouse, so you don't have to deal with traffic. There is no extra room to the right side of the street, opposite of the docks - there's a curb bad l and a rising hill of grass.

The orange thing represents a trailer that is there - no pulling in for a left hand turn around! The purple on the end is the cab. The purple cab is for reference, it's not on the trailer. But you'll notice when the trailer is docked, the cab sticks halfway across the street.

What do you do to get the trailer backed in to dock 7?

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The Persian Conversion's Comment
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1 - Ask if the orange truck can be moved or wait for it to leave, since it looks like there's no possible way to squeeze by it and do a 90 at the same time.

2 - Pull straight into the driveway where the green arrow ends, then back out facing the opposite direction. Back down the street the rest of the way, then do a driver's side 90 into the dock.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The purple on the end is the cab. The purple cab is for reference, it's not on the trailer.

The cab/tractor isn't there! I put it in so you could see how long a tractor trailer combo is. And the real trailers there today were closer to dock 7, but I didn't want to add that in to this problem.

Rick S.'s Comment
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You could either:

1 - pull all the way down into the little "nub" past the dock and do a blind-side (with 30 or 40 pullups).

or - as the PC suggests:

2 - get turned around in the area of the green arrow, straight back down past the orange trailer and do a drivers side alley.

With option 1 actually - you're going to end up doing your turnaround there, and by the time you finish your pullups - it's going to end up like option 2 anyways.

Rick

Diver Driver's Comment
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I'm glad someone else said it. ... My thoughts were to back down the street and do a 90 to the drivers side

Errol V.'s Comment
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Rick suggests:

1 - pull all the way down into the little "nub" past the dock and do a blind-side (with 30 or 40 pullups).

The "nub" is to short. If you pull all the way in, your tandems haven't gotten close to where they need to be if you back in from there. (In the picture, the dock is right next to the car you see at the bottom.)

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Steer Clear's Comment
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From the 'whale turd on the bottom of the ocean' level of experience.............why aren't docks 'first come, first served', that is, why not just belly-up to dock 1 if it's open? When you stop laughing, tell me how this works, OK? Thanks. Engine-ER

Turtle's Comment
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I'd do it exactly as PC said:

Right turn into lot at the end of the arrow, then back it all the way down to a driver side alley dock.

Boomshaker E.'s Comment
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Errol, I really enjoy thinking about how would I maneuver my rig if it were my situation. Please post more of these when you can.

Like others have said, straight line back, and 90 alley it.

Tman's Comment
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Drive in staying as close to curb on right side of pic (drivers side). Get near parked rig U-turn right before it. Once facing other way (towards your arrow). Back up trailer out from your dock...now you have a driver side backing. With tight space in front of parked rig you will have to go forward turn hard right almost to curb (across from docks), than turn sharp left and bring your cab so you have a good angle in your rig (kind of like wrapping your rig around the parked rig). Straighten steer wheels, back it you should jack the rig and than follow it by turning wheel left into the hole.

By giving your rig a sharp left you are moving your cab away from curb so you have room to follow it into the hole.

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