Backing Practice - Walmart/SAM'S #1

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G-Town's Comment
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Keith the satellite image is rather deceiving...most of the access road from the front of the Club winding around to the rear typically have trailers parallel parked lining the path.

Many of the Sam's are like a drop kit.

Keith G.'s Comment
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Keith the satellite image is rather deceiving...most of the access road from the front of the Club winding around to the rear typically have trailers parallel parked lining the path.

Many of the Sam's are like a drop kit.

I think I'll let yall handle these fun little locations! I'm having enough fun between Atlanta and Detroit on a regular basis ha!

G-Town's Comment
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Gotta love it...

I'll try to feature another one next week...

Keith G.'s Comment
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I remember a fun one, nothing to crazy but some might find it interesting.

This is Atlanta GA, the approach is likely a 7-8% hill.

Inside the red is always full of cars during business hours, most of the docks are also full during operating hours. Green is the regular door I have to dock into 99% of the time.

Yellow marks hazards such as a loading ramp, dumpsters, curbs/trees and steps into doors.

Don't think it's as challenging as what yall have shown. But could get some folks hung up.

Yes, I'm not very artistic inside my sleeper cab atm..lol

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Gladhand's Comment
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I remember you showing me this one before, g town. Most of our stores aren't that difficult of a back, the difficult part is just making the turn to get to a dock area. We have 2 stores i can think of specifically that you can only enter them one way and have to use a specific route to get to them.

This store off of Juan tabo and montgomery in Albuquerque you have to go down Juan tabo take a left onto montgomery to make a left into the lot. If you take a right you wont make it due to cars in the way and it will be more of a u turn than just a basic turn. After that getting and backing into the dock is easy.

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G-Town's Comment
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Gladhand wrote:

I remember you showing me this one before, g town. Most of our stores aren't that difficult of a back, the difficult part is just making the turn to get to a dock area. We have 2 stores i can think of specifically that you can only enter them one way and have to use a specific route to get to them.

This store off of Juan tabo and montgomery in Albuquerque you have to go down Juan tabo take a left onto montgomery to make a left into the lot. If you take a right you wont make it due to cars in the way and it will be more of a u turn than just a basic turn. After that getting and backing into the dock is easy.

Definitely top 3 most difficult places I've delivered to. Fortunately, 75% within my territory are on a difficulty scale of 1-10 (10 being most difficult), are about 4's and 5's. And like you said, very limited "safe" ingress and egress adds to the difficulty factor.

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Gladhand wrote:

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I remember you showing me this one before, g town. Most of our stores aren't that difficult of a back, the difficult part is just making the turn to get to a dock area. We have 2 stores i can think of specifically that you can only enter them one way and have to use a specific route to get to them.

This store off of Juan tabo and montgomery in Albuquerque you have to go down Juan tabo take a left onto montgomery to make a left into the lot. If you take a right you wont make it due to cars in the way and it will be more of a u turn than just a basic turn. After that getting and backing into the dock is easy.

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Definitely top 3 most difficult places I've delivered to. Fortunately, 75% within my territory are on a difficulty scale of 1-10 (10 being most difficult), are about 4's and 5's. And like you said, very limited "safe" ingress and egress adds to the difficulty factor.

Definitely. I imagine you have quite a few neighborhood markets that are tough to get to due to trucks not being allowed on the streets nearby, forcing you to have to drive another 5 or more miles just to get to it?

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G-Town's Comment
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Gladhand wrote:

I imagine you have quite a few neighborhood markets that are tough to get to due to trucks not being allowed on the streets nearby, forcing you to have to drive another 5 or more miles just to get to it?

No, nothing quite like that. However miss a turn and/or enter from the wrong side and that could happen.

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Gladhand wrote:

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I imagine you have quite a few neighborhood markets that are tough to get to due to trucks not being allowed on the streets nearby, forcing you to have to drive another 5 or more miles just to get to it?

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No, nothing quite like that. However miss a turn and/or enter from the wrong side and that could happen.

I missed a turn on Long Island (Levittown) took me a 15 mile detour before I was able to finally bump the dock.

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