Chicago First Time

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Never let them rush you. Continue to take your time and do your goal(s) as necessary. They'll get over it.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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the Chicago intermodal Drivers have a screw loose. Give them an inch and they will try to put their tractor thru it

The white Volvo brigade as they are known are a running joke around these parts, they like to drive 45 mph in the center lane on the highway or they drive 90 mph in the center lane on the highway.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

C T.'s Comment
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One my most interesting deliveries in Chicago was a place called RT Materials. Right off of 90. It's was terrible, with construction and tons of traffic middle of rush hour.it was one way in one way out which made it worse. Here's the address for the curious. 2348 W Nelson St, Chicago, IL 60618. They had a tiny little door that I had to back my entire combination into with the "help" of the workers. You can guess how that went.

Jeremy's Comment
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I feel ya back when i was brand new my backhauls were coming out of an asian food place on a one lane road that i had to back a 53 into the building off that street it was nuts but when ya do them over and over all these things get easier ya def get a thick skin for blocking traffic the more ya do it just think it gets worse nyc is even worse than chicago but not by much

TommyGun's Comment
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Another notch on the belt Bruce!

Way to go!

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Talking about belt notches, it has been six months since I started this odyssey and at my recent check up I’ve only gained 3 pounds. But that doesn’t help with the 20 I need to lose.

But that’s a whole ‘nother discussion.

It makes me nervous when you guys tell me that there are worse places to go to in Chicago. If I get another load there I might have to invoke my stop work authority! 😝

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LOOP Recycling on 47th Ave is a fun one. Not a difficult back. Right off of 290 just on the other side of 294. Just nowhere to stage. Also have to back off the road. It is a major Thruway to one of the smaller intermodal yards. So you have trucks and cars trying to race by you while you are setting up to back. Btw, the Chicago intermodal Drivers have a screw loose. Give them an inch and they will try to put their tractor thru it.

I work Chicago Intermodal for Stevens. I thought the Northeast was hard, but Intermodal you have guys racing 200 mph through the railyard. Some crazy stuff.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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3301 W 48th Pl. that sounds kinda familiar.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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3301 W 48th Pl. that sounds kinda familiar.

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Exactly the same assignment I had. And I thought I was the only one! embarrassed.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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3301 W 48th Pl. that sounds kinda familiar.

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Exactly the same assignment I had. And I thought I was the only one! embarrassed.gif

I have there more than a few times. It has been awhile though. Last time I was there my wife was with me. She gets to be with me again. I am beginning to think it is her fault. LoL

Last time when we were there she kept covering her eyes. People kept trying pass behind me while I was backing up.

Splitter's Comment
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One time I had a delivery in Chicago and almost took out the power line to clipped onto the tip of my trailer. That was after almost taking out a tree trying to make a right onto the street. Then backing out into oncoming traffic then pulling up into the other side of now oncoming traffic to back into this tiny block to deliver 3 pallets to what looked like the guys garage but called it a storage facility.

Lucky for me I caught it before I broke the actual power line but did break the tension/support wire.

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