Castleton On Hudson Pilot. Tight Parking

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NeeklODN's Comment
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You won't catch me at that truck stop in my spread axle. I'm sure it could be done but not by me lol.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You won't catch me at that truck stop in my spread axle. I'm sure it could be done but not by me lol.

I saw another one backing in (TMC) but I couldn’t see his tandems. The first one I mentioned the tires were pulling sideways.

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".

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Tight? Had a live unload at a the Ralph's DC in Compton CA. There is less then 50' from tractor to the wall. Best method was to have the person to the left decouple and move out of the way.

Here's a Google Earth picture with measurements.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Tight? Had a live unload at a the Ralph's DC in Compton CA. There is less then 50' from tractor to the wall. Best method was to have the person to the left decouple and move out of the way.

Here's a Google Earth picture with measurements.

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I didn’t realize I could do that on my phone. The pilot is similar.

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Oh, eff both of those places. 😂

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I expressed my displeasure to my FM. His reply, we send you because we know you can handle them. *sigh* What did I do to deserve this kind of torture!

There is a Smith's DC (Kroger again) in Layton UT that has about the same spacing. BUT, fortunately they have drivers decouple and park in a bobtail area.

Oh, eff both of those places. 😂

Bobtail:

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

Fm:

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.
Jeremy's Comment
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I deliver to hannaford couple times a week our rotterdam pilot is similar gotta love the northeast 🤪

PackRat's Comment
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gotta love the northeast 🤪

Uhmm.....No.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I might complain and whine about running California and the Pacific northwest but I'll take it over going to the northeast any day!

Robsteeler's Comment
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Jeremy, I've been to that Rotterdam Pilot. Parking sucked so bad and I was almost out of hours so I used points to pay for premium parking. Lots of room there. 😂

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