Things That Make You Say CMON MAN!!!

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Diver Driver's Comment
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What is with the angled spots that are angled to force you to do a blind side back!? - "C'MON MAN"

If you try to do pull through, but there's someone in the front spot, you're now forced to blindly back out into traffic.

All it would take is to reverse the angles, and everything would be fixed.

But... we are taking T/A

icecold24k's Comment
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I have always wondered this myself. They sure don't try to set you for success. Nothing like pulling in after a long day of driving and seeing the whole lot slanted at a blindside back. Also, most of the locations the do this seem to not give you a lot of other room to work with either. So not only is it a blindside back, it's also usually pretty tight.

Andrew J.'s Comment
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I try hard not to park at those Petros. Not all of them are like that.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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I’ve driven up and down and back and forth the slanted blindside parking lots trying to figure out why no matter which way I come at it I’m still forced to blindside. Eventually my brain melts.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Loves in Canaan NY just repainted arrows on their lot, and again, if anyone actually followed them they would have to blindside back. The bright side is there is lots of room.

You would think after watching drivers go in the opposite direction all this time they would figure out there must be a reason the drivers are doing the opposite.

G-Town's Comment
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That’s all it takes?

Theiving/Aholes (AKA T/A Petro)

What is with the angled spots that are angled to force you to do a blind side back!? - "C'MON MAN"

If you try to do pull through, but there's someone in the front spot, you're now forced to blindly back out into traffic.

All it would take is to reverse the angles, and everything would be fixed.

But... we are taking T/A

An experienced driver who still needs or wants to do a pull-through into a parking spot? ...and then complaining because there is another truck in the front spot? That’s it...??? What did you expect? You “roll the dice” and 50% of the time you guess wrong...

An angled blind-side spot for an experienced driver (2 yrs?) should not be an onerous task...at least it shouldn’t be. Part of the job. Your mirrors adjust with the turn of a button, and the passenger side mirror can be easily and quickly moved to see the right side, end of your trailer. Might take an extra couple of minutes...way less time than having to retrace your entry path in reverse.

Geez...I hope you are trying to be funny here (I got a laugh out of it, thanks),

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otherwise...

C’MON MAN...!

EricGuvNC's Comment
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Blindside Backing is much more FUN in Rain at Night whilst wiped out. Daytime Blindside is simply another ADVENTURE regardless of "available room". Such merely EMPHASIZES GET OUT AND LOOK!!

Pull Throughs are for Double Pups and Newbies, in MY opinion.

C'MON MAN, get a grip!! CHEERS!!

Michael B.'s Comment
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I have to agree with G-Town, angled blindside shouldn't be a big deal. Maybe if it's your first or second time doing it. When people complain about bobtails taking up a space, if there are no designated bobtail parking where do you expect them to park? They are still a semi. C'MON MAN! When you come back from the store and notice someone ****ed on YOUR trucks tire. C'MON MAN!

Bobtail:

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

Diver Driver's Comment
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C'MON MAN!!! I get parked no problem. Then *insert company name here* comes along and takes my hood off....

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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When drivers with long boxes who are able to back up but are too lazy to do so and take all the pull through spots.

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