What To Do About Parking?

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JakeBreak's Comment
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I have a pickup tomorrow morning in philly. The directions say there is on street parking available and if I do that then I won't have to start my clock until I am loaded. But it is a major city at a shipper I have never been to so I'm a little nervous about trusting the directions. Usually they are pretty accurate but it wouldn't be the first time they were wrong. It's preferred freezer on packer Ave in south philly incase anyone's actually been there. So basically what should I do? My company has a drop yard on the north side of Philly so I can park there too. But it's 20 miles away from the shipper so I'd start my clock n hope they loaded me before it starts eating into my drive time.

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The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Well, here's a Google Maps view of your shipper.

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There appears to be parking allowed along S 3rd St. I wouldn't want to even try to guess how quickly it all gets taken, though. Unless there's some rule that strictly forbids you from contacting the shipper , I'd give them a call and ask if there are any parking restrictions (i.e. only between certain hours of the day or for a certain number of hours) and about what time you'd be SOL for finding an open spot. If anybody would know, it would be them.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I did call the shipper and couldn't get anyone on the phone. I did look at Google n saw the on street parking but I would assume it would be filled if there aren't any restrictions so I'm thinking I'm just gonna have to head for the drop yard. If I had time I would head down n check it out n then backtrack to the drop yard but I think I'm just gonna head to the drop yard since I don't have time to get there and back if they are full.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Packer ave has a huge industrial area and lots of shopping centers too that you should find parking. Its literally 20 min from. Where I live. Also, the stadiums are right there so parking can be found along the streets there just be sure to check the games schedules of whatever sport is in season.

If you Google earth it you should see packer east towards the river with lots of areas. Some are closed and abandoned so coukd be parking in front of them.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Well traffic made the decision for me lol. There were 3 accidents on 76 between 476 and 676 lol so I went to the Bensalem drop yard for the night

miracleofmagick's Comment
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My old stomping grounds right there.

Well traffic made the decision for me lol. There were 3 accidents on 76 between 476 and 676 lol so I went to the Bensalem drop yard for the night

JakeBreak's Comment
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This is gonna kind of be a rant but I don't mind the northeast as long as I have a little flexibility to set things up for parking. This week the farthest west I've been was gary in. I picked up a load in Kent ohio and drove it to gary, swapped trailers for a load going to new york. The load to new York delivered at 0300 on wed morning so I had to make it to Conklin by 1900 on Thursday to be able to split sleeper to deliver on time. My pickup on Thursday was scheduled for 1530 and the place I was picking up at didn't have parking. Luckily they loaded me early enough to get some miles under it n then while I was at my fuel stop they said take your load to Erie and we're gonna give you a load to Quakertown that delivers at 1600 tomorrow. But then they send me to Philly to pickup where there's crap for parking. I can't wait to get out west again. I should be great full for the miles but the stress of making plans to have dispatch shoot them down is wearing on me.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The thing is that any new area is stressful with parking until you know the area.

There are paid.always accidents on I 76 and I 95 there. My family made a killing with the auto body shop. Lol

Good luck with everything

JakeBreak's Comment
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It's not so much a new area it's just a crappy one lol I feel the same way about Atlanta and Chicago. I'm just more stressed this week and messing up my carefully thought out plans is bothering me more than usual.

Michael C.'s Comment
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i dont like philly and ny city as a prospective new cdl driver simply for fact of cars parking on street both sides and alot of streets are 1 way and or tight. Its bad enough trying to navigate thru philly in a car as someone who doesn't frequent it alot. as a soon to b driver it makes me even more nervous alot of people look for easy targets for bump accidents . and a new driver is easily spotted and they are like game on.

just make sure you pay attention to the no parking rules on street signs . Don't need to see the truck on PARKING WARS Philly edition lol ..

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