Chicago First Time

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I’ve been routed around Chicago and to the suburbs a number of times, but this morning I had to deliver an empty trailer to the old, crowded dark and dirty part of the city, to a Waste Managenent recycling facility. Now you drivers who run the northeast are not going to feel sorry for me, but this was the most difficult delivery so far for me.

6 am, dark, light rain. The loading dock is right off the narrow street, big brick building on the other side. First thing I notice is that all the other trailers there were 48’ and mine was 53’. It took me three set ups before I found one that worked. 10 GOALs and a bunch of pull ups. About a 30 minute process and all the time blocking the street and making other drivers mad, especially the car drivers trying to get through. Talk about pressure. But it went safely, I learned a little more but I am not a fan of inner city driving, especially these tight backing situations.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Sounds like waste management on 48th place, lol. Was this generally north or south of Chicago? There are a bunch of scrap places I have regularly gone to in Chicago. All of them are very interesting, lol

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ldrship, that’s exactly the place! No fun, but it was a good challenge for me. What a grungy area.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have been there lots of times. We do a drop n hook there. Have to drop our trailer in a door, then drive thru a open dirt lot a block over to a small trucking companies area where they use their back lot as a drop yard. The dirt lot we cross is so cratered it feels like you are trying out for the next Baja race.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The 2 doors furthest to the east side are the easiest to get in. The other 6 docks can be interesting. Not a lot of room. If it makes you feel any better, 48th place is one of the easier scrap places in Chicago to get into. There are a LOT worse ones. Trust me!!!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Bruce K.'s Comment
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That was the procedure for me also and that remote lot doesn’t have craters, they are small lakes after this winter. Lol

LDRSHIP's Comment
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That was the procedure for me also and that remote lot doesn’t have craters, they are small lakes after this winter. Lol

Hopefully the ride across the lot is a little smoother now. Seems like every year the pot holes get bigger and bigger.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Hey you made it through Chicago with out damage that always a good day.

I looked at a picture of the place you went and there are definitely far worse. Never been to them but have passed them and wonder how someone can back into.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Hey you made it through Chicago with out damage that always a good day.

I looked at a picture of the place you went and there are definitely far worse. Never been to them but have passed them and wonder how someone can back into.

Answer: very, very carefully!

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