Murphy's Law For Truckers.

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PackRat's Comment
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"Murphy" was hanging around the consignee location I had yesterday morning. Delivered at a Georgia Pacific in Milan, Michigan, the fourth time I've unloaded there in the past two years. Every time, it gets progressively worse as they keep adding equipment and other machinery around the lot to complicate the already small area needed to back into the one dock for raw paper stock. Luckily, I was the only truck there, so I didn't delay any traffic.

Long story short, I set a personal record for this blind backing into the dock:

This one took me 32 minutes, and 24 GOALs!wtf.gif

It was so difficult, I called the terminal manager awhile ago and told him I'll never take another load in there. Ever!

This is one of two locations added to my personal "Blacklist Of Places I'll Never Try Again".

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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No matter what your experience level is; you WILL have days backing were the rookie with ink that has dried all of 5 mins will put it in the dock in one try while you sit there for 30 mins doing more pull-ups and GOALs then you can count only to give up and have the yard dog put the trailer in the dock for you.

Bingo's Comment
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For students . . . . The ONE maneuver that you are the worst at is the one you will get. AND, expect a full truck pre-trip.

Just sayin . . .

Yeah, I got the full pretrip, but I did it perfectly. You should know it all though and not gamble on getting one or another area.

Do they only test for one random maneuver where you tested?

JCTrucker's Comment
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Do they only test for one random maneuver where you tested?

Nah, straightline back, off set back, and then either parallel or alley dock.

Rob T.'s Comment
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No matter what your experience level is; you WILL have days backing were the rookie with ink that has dried all of 5 mins will put it in the dock in one try while you sit there for 30 mins doing more pull-ups and GOALs then you can count only to give up and have the yard dog put the trailer in the dock for you.

I've had my fair share of those days. It's frustrating as heck hitting the same dock dozens of times no problem but then you have a day where its taking 10 minutes trying to get it perfectly straight

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bingo's Comment
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4. No matter what direction you are driving, if there is any wind, it will be a side wind. =P

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