Backing Practice/Columbus GA

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Susan D. 's Comment
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This is Baker Distributing at 1033 14th St., Columbus, GA.

The dock is an indoor dock located in the back off of Virginia St. Which is a very narrow residential street where 2 cars can barely pass each other. The facility is fenced and there is a narrow gate at that back entrance.


Keith A.'s Comment
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Approach from the east (right?) on Virgina, driving on the wrong side of the road, start setting up using the driveway on the opposite side of the road to give yourself more room to pull forwards on your angle, then back in. As long as no one too eager sneaks up on your blind side it should be enough room to get in to their lot and then pull up if necessary.

Army 's Comment
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Yeah I agree. Looks like the potential of a offset....but it does look right. I am enjoying these posts Susan

Rob T.'s Comment
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Is there enough space to pull in from the left and swing wide to the far right of their lot utilizing the extra gravel pull back out on the street to do a straight line? I pull a PUP with a single axle daycab so my thinking is different than most of you guys as I don't require as much space, however by looking at the shape of the curve on the right makes me think that's how others have done it. Of course my thinking only applies if others aren't staged there waiting to load/unload

Susan D. 's Comment
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Possibly with a day cab. For a sleeper with a 53'trailer, I was told I had to come in from the left on Virginia St. That gravel area is where they had all their local box trucks parked. And there were quite a few utility poles on the far side of Virginia.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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