A Lesson In Patience, Brooklyn, And Chinese Takee-outee Moped Delivery.

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TommyGun's Comment
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I remember having to pick up some pizza dough at a place in Brooklyn on 131st street, a one way street. Knew going in it was going to be very tight.

It was Dec. 12th, and it was 14 degrees.

On the way there, O/O had an accident with a minivan. He was jughandling right, (he was an old Pete and had to), and minivan tried to sneak past.

Nobody was hurt, but 10 firefighters and 8 cops showed up.

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Being a former paramedic, I shot the breeze, saying how the story Chuck Serekia inspired me to go to school.

We waved goodbye.

Back to my load. Google satelite images didnt to it justice. Cars were covered on each curb.

I did a jughandle as wide as I possibly could, touched the base of a pedestrian sign, didnt break it.

Less than a foot of space on either side.

Pizza dough guys saw me and cleared a single car space for a forklift to get through.

Couldn't even open the doors all the way because it was so narrow.

Bummed a menthol cigarette from a dockworker; my first and only in 8 years.

That was a loooooooong day, I won't lie.

Splitter's Comment
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Hey TommyGun, if you were on 131st St? That wasn’t Brooklyn.

Welcome to my neck of the woods Turtle. I know that area well although I lived on the other side of Brooklyn. Just curious, which route did you take coming in?

I just did my hometime there 2 weeks ago & had to huge “pucker up” moments on the BQE right by the Bklyn Bridge & just past the Williamsburg bridge.

I measured my lightweight to see my height. It was dead even at 13’. I went under 2 overpasses that were marked under 13’. But I found a condo bobtailing ahead of me with N.Y. plates so I knew that he’d know how to get through any low clearances on our way. Sure enough, his condo was taller than my lightweight & we cleared both overpasses easily.

I also got a parking ticket but fought it & won. The traffic agent was so short she couldn’t see my meter receipt on my windshield.

As to double parking? It’s hit & miss in the outer boroughs. But in Manhattan? It’s $115 or more & they’ll write you up even if you’re in the truck.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Turtle's Comment
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Just curious, which route did you take coming in?

78, 287, 440, 278 (BQE right?), 38th st exit, rt on 4th, left on 40th st. I unloaded from 40th at the corner of 15th ave. World wide plumbing.

The hardest part of that route in was the left on 40th st. No exaggerating, I had less than 2 inches between my tandems and a parked car on the inside of my turn. Some guys were standing on the sidewalk watching me maneuver that turn and gave me the thumbs up when I cleared. Lol

The other way in would've been BQE to 7th ave and right on 40th.

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".

Splitter's Comment
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Just curious, which route did you take coming in?

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78, 287, 440, 278 (BQE right?), 38th st exit, rt on 4th, left on 40th st. I unloaded from 40th at the corner of 15th ave. World wide plumbing.

The hardest part of that route in was the left on 40th st. No exaggerating, I had less than 2 inches between my tandems and a parked car on the inside of my turn. Some guys were standing on the sidewalk watching me maneuver that turn and gave me the thumbs up when I cleared. Lol

The other way in would've been BQE to 7th ave and right on 40th.

Be very grateful you didn’t come in from the other direction of the BQE (yep, that’s 278). You’d probably still be there crawling in traffic.

Most borough streets barely fit a pup trailer, nevermind your 48’ or 53’ stacked with freight! But yeah, if can impress us NYers, we’ll definitely give you your due/props!

Oh & about them honking & yelling? No biggie whatsoever. You should see them when sanitation truck is rolling crawling down those long a$$ streets! Hahaha. The best part is that more you blow your horn at them? The slower they go down the street!! 😂

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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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