This Was A Pain In The Booty

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RealDiehl's Comment
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This place requires you to back into the lot from the road. Of course I did not do that. There were no trucks in the doors luckily, and there were only 2 cars parked, so I was able to turn myself around with many goals and many forward and backward, wheel turning, sweat-inducing movements. There may have also been some foul language as well. Even after I got my nose out on the street it was very difficult to back in. Plus, to amp up the pressure even higher, there were two other trucks out on the road waiting to pull into the lot and traffic was completely stopped in both directions. I would love to tell you I successfully backed it into my door. However, I was taking too long. Another driver did it for me...for $20.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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If I knew Spaceman Spiff was so close I would have asked him to come back it in for me.smile.gif

Turtle's Comment
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If I knew Spaceman Spiff was so close I would have asked him to come back it in for me.smile.gif

He's a flatbedder though. We all know they can't back for squat. I'm pretty sure their trucks don't even come with mirrors.

RealDiehl's Comment
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If I knew Spaceman Spiff was so close I would have asked him to come back it in for me.smile.gif

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He's a flatbedder though. We all know they can't back for squat. I'm pretty sure their trucks don't even come with mirrors.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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That looks like fun! Hey atleast you didn't hit anything...great job!

Jamie's Comment
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I recently had to back in from the street, because they didn't have enough room to turn around in the lot, as it was small and they already had some box trucks in there and what not. Lucky for me, the traffic that came along stopped far back enough to where I didn't have to worry about them. Didn't take me long anyways. But the next driver had cars zooming around him, etc.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Still here getting unloaded. There are 3 of us in doors. This poor driver just pulled in. He's going to have to back out. Judging by the original picture it looks like you can pull forward through the lot and blindside it into a door. However there is a fence going all the way across the parking lot, making that impossible.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I recently had to back in from the street, because they didn't have enough room to turn around in the lot, as it was small and they already had some box trucks in there and what not. Lucky for me, the traffic that came along stopped far back enough to where I didn't have to worry about them. Didn't take me long anyways. But the next driver had cars zooming around him, etc.

That certainly makes it more difficult. Even before I drove a truck I would not zip around one if it was trying to back in somewhere. Some people are just rude!

Rick S.'s Comment
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Still here getting unloaded. There are 3 of us in doors. This poor driver just pulled in. He's going to have to back out. Judging by the original picture it looks like you can pull forward through the lot and blindside it into a door. However there is a fence going all the way across the parking lot, making that impossible.

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Yeah - I was looking at that shot, wondering why you couldn't just pull forward and blindside in. I'm assuming that lot belongs to another business?

Rick

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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It looks like there is a fence there seperating the car from the truck lot. Blindside alley docks are not fun, but easier with my huge window in my sleeper...i can see out from my seat.

But RD has almost 2 years experience right? Now just imagine how hard this would be for one of the newbies going local after CDL school graduation.

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