Let's Revive Errols' Backing Practice

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Pickup went without a hitch! This time my plan actually worked the way I'd hoped. Delve Dave actually was spot on with his option #1. I hooked a left and then backed up straight down the road and was able to back it in rather easy. Thankfully there weren't any cars moving around me. In order to keep control of the intersection I kept the back end of my trailer in the intersection so I wasnt backing completely blind. I believe Schneider has a policy that you can not back up on a street for any reason (Robsteeler mentioned that with one of his incidents) so I wonder what they'd suggest you do here. I was able to back into the spot at the end of the road to go check in and snapped a few pics. Loading dock :


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0069091001581630729.jpg it ended up being a super easy back if your setup is good. Had I tried to blindside it I'm sure it would've been more difficult. I thought for sure I was going to be out overnight due to bad roads but these guys were great. It literally took 15 minutes from the time I went to check in until I checked out with 3 pallets. Ended up making it home with 30 minutes on my 14 (3 on my 70) and now I'm off for a week unless I pickup extra routes!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Enjoy your week off, you deserve it! You are a heckuva great contributor to this forum, for sure~!!


Stay safe,

Annie :)

Rob T.'s Comment
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Weird that autocorrect put Delve instead if Delco Dave wtf-2.gif

Also to clarify I had 3 HOURS left on my 70 burned in 5 days. I was off Tuesday but was 3 hours short of getting a reset in due to what routes I took monday and wednesday.

Anne you're too kind!

Delco Dave's Comment
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Thanks Rob, I really do enjoy these exercises. I spent about an hour last night messing around with Errols spread sheet. gives me some added confidence stepping into this career knowing I have a grasp on judging the size of the truck, available space and safest approach with only being in one once and never behind the wheel. Really looking forward to this new venture



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Chief Brody's Comment
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Here's one I had yesterday. The gray box is where you need to back into.

You can see some cars parked along the aisles but there were more cars when I had to back in. There are two key setup/ strategies needed to 1) back in and then 2) back out again onto the street.




PackRat's Comment
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I see PJ's next pickup truck in the second photo.

40 Days's Comment
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Sorry gotta do it. Just nose in between other trucks and blindside a 90 then jump out of your Volvo in flip flops walk into office and hit on whoever’s at the desk confused.gif

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