This Was A Pain In The Booty

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PackRat's Comment
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I hate those places and the idiot that designed them!

“We get big trucks in here all the time”.wtf.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I hate those places and the idiot that designed them!

“We get big trucks in here all the time”.wtf.gif

I usually hear "We only get a 53 footer every couple months. I dont watch how they do it" hahhaa

i wanted to kill one dock worker who refused to move his car while i did a blindside alley dock across a two way street. I told him "Only 3 things are happening. 1. You move your car. 2. You dont move it and I crush it. 3. You dont move it and you have to unload my trailer one box at a time."

Amazingly, he moved it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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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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

Yes. The lot behind the fence is full of taco trucks.

RealDiehl's Comment
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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.

I couldn't imagine this fresh out of training. I think I might have cried. Lol!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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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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I couldn't imagine this fresh out of training. I think I might have cried. Lol!

Some are still nearly impossible, even with experience.

I had one at a Tractor Supply somewhere last winter that I almost gave up on. It took me more than a half hour to get backed to the dock. I moved the tandems three times and even disconnected from the trailer once to get it swung in. That place is on my, “Never, Ever Go Back Again” list.shocked.png

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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".

Brett Aquila's Comment
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A few times I went to places that I really had trouble believing you could fit a 53' with a sleeper cab. I'd always ask them, "Are you sure you've had trucks like this in this dock before?" They'd say things like, "Yap, but it took them like an hour."

I'd always say, "If it can be done, I can do it. If you say it has been done then I'll have it in the door in a few minutes."

I never went to a place I couldn't get it backed into, but there were a few that made me laugh out loud when I first saw them. Like come on, is this a joke???

Susan D. 's Comment
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I would never ever have someone else get in my truck and back it in. Idc if it took me an hour. Nobody, not even another west side driver is getting behind the wheel of my truck unless I'm training them and they're logged in.

Have a yard driver spot it in in a hair situation.. sure as long as I drop it and they do it with their truck.

Imagine if someone else was backing your truck and hit something or someone.. try explaining that to your company. They'd be saying.. "you're fired".

RealDiehl's Comment
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I would never ever have someone else get in my truck and back it in. Idc if it took me an hour. Nobody, not even another west side driver is getting behind the wheel of my truck unless I'm training them and they're logged in.

Have a yard driver spot it in in a hair situation.. sure as long as I drop it and they do it with their truck.

Imagine if someone else was backing your truck and hit something or someone.. try explaining that to your company. They'd be saying.. "you're fired".

No doubt, Susan. You are 100% correct of course.

But my day got better...just got backed in at pick up. Another back in from a busy street affair. The lot across the street has a closed gate unfortunately. At least this time I got it right in. I took Brett's "Bob The Builder" (can we build it? Yes we can) attitude to heart and thought, "to heck with traffic. I'm going to get it in safely, without worrying about rushing because I'm blocking the road."

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Matthew W.'s Comment
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Well, I'm glad my FM doesn't hate me as much as yours seems to hate you. rofl-3.gif

Just kidding, he probably doesn't trust my backing yet. I dont blame him, us rookies are accidents on wheels. sorry.gif

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Well, I'm glad my FM doesn't hate me as much as yours seems to hate you. rofl-3.gif

Just kidding, he probably doesn't trust my backing yet. I dont blame him, us rookies are accidents on wheels. sorry.gif

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Some days it seems like nothing but crap is getting thrown at you. The great part about this job is the chance to make up for bad situations/decisions quickly.

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.
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