Here's A Tight (FUN!) Dock

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Had a 3rd party delivery in SE Iowa to the small town of Agency (600 population) I was unsure where the dock is so I asked a trainer that was getting his paperwork at the same time

0876193001598890969.jpg he told me go down street just out of view to the right and hook a left into the alleyway behind and theres an outside scissor lift just below the white pickup on top.

0893518001598891079.jpg had to hook a left into the alleyway and had leaves trying to catch a ride inside the cab.

0131114001598891169.jpg scissor lift is just past the dumpster. I was off by about 6 inches of getting the plate in on my first shot so I pull out and did it good enough the plate went in. Here is the view of being docked

0947790001598891322.jpg0187327001598891654.jpg0165674001598891355.jpg The trainer also told me that you can not drive over the grass or driveway of neighboring homes. I ended up having gone just into the grass because I had a couple clippings on my steer but it was already rutted up. Thankfully the rain hadn't started yet to cause new ruts. After the fun of getting in and unloaded I was informed to get out I must back out the same way I came in to alley on other side of street then go out.

I ended up getting a bag of their product because they said I did better than most drivers. Those close quarter backs are somewhat stressful but fun. The sense of accomplishment (and compliments!) when you're done is great! Plus having a kid that appeared to be 6 yrs old giving me a thumbs and and an arm pump helps too!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Peter M.'s Comment
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Nice work, man.

PackRat's Comment
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Nice going, Rob.

Next time, I want you to do that with a sleeper cab.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Nice going, Rob.

Next time, I want you to do that with a sleeper cab.

I think I'll pass.....smile.gif

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ha ha that is what I was thinking. . sleeper. Man I am so glad I can go local at any time.. Not.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Its truly amazing the docks some places can come up with. Someone has to look at it and say " yes let's try to cram a truck in there multiple times a day."

Rob T.'s Comment
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Ha ha that is what I was thinking. . sleeper. Man I am so glad I can go local at any time.. Not.

Kearsey, I'd absolutely hate to do local up where you're from. I can only imagine these type of tight backs are much more frequent on top of all the traffic. I usually only face real tight backs a couple times a month given the area I run.

Its truly amazing the docks some places can come up with. Someone has to look at it and say " yes let's try to cram a truck in there multiple times a day."

Bobcat it sure seems that many times they don't take into consideration shipping and receiving. Thankfully when it comes to our store deliveries they've built the newer stores with plenty of room.

Here's another dock I was faced with out in Lincoln Nebraska on Sunday. Typically you just pull around the front of the store (delivery @ 330am) then straight back it into the door. However this time they were doing concrete work in the dock area and had my path closed

0324676001598968109.jpg rather than backing out I opted to cut through the parking lot that was thankfully empty except 3 cars. Got back to the road and seen how much work they're doing

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Finally got it docked

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Rather than blind siding it in I pulled partially into the taco bell lot got mostly straight and backed it all the way to the dock. Given the time of day and non existent traffic I felt it was easiest. I still kept the back end blocking most of the road just in case anybody showed up and got a crazy idea of squeezing behind me.

Construction affecting our store deliveries is typically posted in our dispatch office but not this time.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Its truly amazing the docks some places can come up with. Someone has to look at it and say " yes let's try to cram a truck in there multiple times a day."

I find it surprising that they send combo’s to stores like that. Would make sense to have a small box truck division(reefer and dry) for those stores to minimize the chance of an Incident.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Its truly amazing the docks some places can come up with. Someone has to look at it and say " yes let's try to cram a truck in there multiple times a day."

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I find it surprising that they send combo’s to stores like that. Would make sense to have a small box truck division(reefer and dry) for those stores to minimize the chance of an Incident.

Shoot! Don't be surprised at all. Usual response is, "We get big trucks in here all the time." Liars.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Delco Dave's Comment
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Shoot! Don't be surprised at all. Usual response is, "We get big trucks in here all the time." Liars.

I hear ya Packrat!!! I see guys battling into really tight docks with a couple inches to spare all the time. Logic tells ya, send that product in a box truck that will fit in there safely. That would make too much sense.

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