Creating A Parking Spot

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Well, as we all know from time to time truck spots can get full. Sometimes we have to make our own parking spot.

At Jubitz tonight.

Prime truck makes own parking spot at crowded truck-stopPrime truck makes own parking spot at crowded truck-stopPrime truck makes own parking spot at crowded truck-stop

Nothing was hit.

This is posted for our new drivers to see just how chaotic, difficult, and tight a backing can get. Wasn't posted for bragging rights. This was probably the most fun backing I've ever had! I don't think a Fullsize truck can do this.

Schism's Comment
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It's in the hole ! The tail swing on the way out in the morning would worry 'me' a bit though...With the rig on the right .

How much length is saved with the LW tractor ?

Starcar's Comment
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Ohhhh Jubitz..."back in the day"...that used to be one wild place.......

Daniel B.'s Comment
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It's in the hole ! The tail swing on the way out in the morning would worry 'me' a bit though...With the rig on the right .

How much length is saved with the LW tractor ?

A few feet. Not as much as I thought I'd save. There's a lot more room between the trailer and the back of the tractor I've noticed. But these things can turns so well. I make u turns like you wouldn't believe.

Wine Taster's Comment
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Well, at least your truck actually looks purple in those pictures! It is dark out though! Amazing backing! Leaving for school soon and those pictures gives me butterflies of fright!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tracey K.'s Comment
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Oh! You did it the easy way. Your truck was still hooked to your trailer. Try doing with your trailer just on the tip of the Fifth wheel. Now thats FUN!rofl-3.gif

Daniel, you're such a HAM!embarrassed.gif

Just playing! Look at all that snow and ice. Looks like Georgia, in the summer. (only those native to Georgia will understand that one).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Free Spirit ( AKA #Hashta's Comment
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Nice Job! Just a couple of weeks ago, while I was waiting to pick Jeff up at the truck stop, I watched a driver try to squeeze into a spot like this....why(?) I have no idea because there were plenty of spaces. However, I felt bad for the guy. Somehow he ended up with his truck wedged against the curb (where I was parked) and as he was trying to wiggle his way out of it, he must have screwed something up because he was still there the next morning with the Road Mechanic. I was really trying not to stare at the poor guy....I could see the "uh oh" look on his face.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Difference is that there wasn't any other parking spot available in the entire truck stop. And as a LW you have a nice advantage with the backing because the steering is better and the truck is smaller.

That guy should have found an easy spot to park in. If there's plenty of spaces then find an easy one. No need to risk an accident just to save yourself 20 feet on your walk to the truck stop.

And I used GOAL about 9 times with my backup. Took my dear time. Hitting things isn't an option for me.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Difference is that there wasn't any other parking spot available in the entire truck stop. And as a LW you have a nice advantage with the backing because the steering is better and the truck is smaller.

That guy should have found an easy spot to park in. If there's plenty of spaces then find an easy one. No need to risk an accident just to save yourself 20 feet on your walk to the truck stop.

And I used GOAL about 9 times with my backup. Took my dear time. Hitting things isn't an option for me.

I usually try to find a LARGE truck stop or one that I have been to two or three times, because if I go to one I have never been to before, I will usually be disappointed. An example will be the truck stops in Mahwah, New Jersey, which are FAR FROM medium or large.

Dave

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Phil P.'s Comment
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is a LW?

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Difference is that there wasn't any other parking spot available in the entire truck stop. And as a LW you have a nice advantage with the backing because the steering is better and the truck is smaller.

That guy should have found an easy spot to park in. If there's plenty of spaces then find an easy one. No need to risk an accident just to save yourself 20 feet on your walk to the truck stop.

And I used GOAL about 9 times with my backup. Took my dear time. Hitting things isn't an option for me.

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I usually try to find a LARGE truck stop or one that I have been to two or three times, because if I go to one I have never been to before, I will usually be disappointed. An example will be the truck stops in Mahwah, New Jersey, which are FAR FROM medium or large.

Dave

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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