Unable To Make The Back?

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Rob S.'s Comment
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Another tip, if the receiver is around, ask them how other drivers backed in. These folks work there and get to see every driver's technique.

Cwc's Comment
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Keep track of this thread. Cause after awhile if you find yourself scratching your head it will be the highlight of your week!!

Honestly I love it when I get to a place and I've really got to think about it, though it does tend to be few and far between these days.

Seriously the last time I got to a place like that a guy came walking out toward my truck and said "Hey you got to" and I cut him off and said don't tell me!!

Those little puzzles are the highlights of my day.

And just to add to G-town's comment, while your looking at Google maps... look for tire marks. Those will usually tell you all you need to know.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Yeah I actually love the backings where you got to think about it and it's not just pull up and back in. I've only been to those in NJ really as everywhere else I've been to so far has had more then enough room. Now don't get me wrong, I love the easy backings too.

I do use Google maps to get a better idea, not all the time all depends on where I'm going really. I've only been been to one place where I just couldn't get the trailer in the hole, it was in N. The yard was so small and the spot where I needed to put the trailer was barely big enough for it to fit into, and wasn't a lot of space to setup. This was about a month ago maybe? The yard dog there gave me some tips on how other drivers do it, but I simply couldn't do it and I admitted that. The yard dog gave me another location I could put it and made sure I wrote it down on the paper that I was turning into the office.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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To add on to my previous post, the problem I was having in NJ is no matter how I tried to setup, I kept getting to close to the trailers up front and I couldn't follow my trailer back the way I needed to avoid hitting the other trailer. But I tried it a number of times, G.O.A.L and everything. After a while I decided I wasn't going to be able to do it with my skill level at the time.

Mik D.'s Comment
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I'll bet he got done and out of there before you too. That's what experience will do for ya! smile.gif

Yep, he was in and out, pretty quick..

Amish country's Comment
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This is one of my favorite backs in newark, nj. Start off the scale at the green and end between the silos and ash load out at the red. Only about a foot of play to the side when done. Blue is where the food truck parks and trash trucks are everywhere. Security has to stop the outbound trucks so we can back around through there.

Might not bump docks but I have some fun walking the trailers around.

Amish country's Comment
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Sorry, terrible at uploading pics here

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