Backing! The Perfect Setup?

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40 Days's Comment
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Got lucky saw Bobby do it and followed. Guess you brought coil we go in tiny gate area and take finished product.

Old School's Comment
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Exactly - I delivered coils to that location. Fun times!

40 Days's Comment
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Tight back there for flatbed as well. No playroom watching one I was like he can’t even slide his tandem if he wanted to. Good show Sir.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Auggie69's Comment
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I am aware this is situational. I don’t consider myself a pro as nobody is but expect some of you may be close. Do we go straight then 90? 45 into a 90? One and a half length tractor past target or just one? Or do a weird 180 like you’re delivering to a small Lowe’s. I don’t post much as I have more questions than answers. This is more for thought but tips and tricks might help those less experienced. As always G.O.A.L.

Don't know about OTR but sometimes there are just some situations you need to ask for help. Don't be shy!

There is this one yard near us that is just FUBAR'd. Not only is the yard small they THEN park trailers against the fence reducing the maneuvering room even more.

I get there one morning and, no lie, there a four long nose Petes and of course they gave me the door in the middle of them. I could not do this to save my ass.

I finally gave up and grabbed the hostler. At this place they are no stranger to helping out. Hell, it took HIM 5 minutes to put it in the hole. I didn't feel so bad after that :)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Got lucky saw Bobby do it and followed. Guess you brought coil we go in tiny gate area and take finished product.

Exactly - I delivered coils to that location. Fun times!

For 'future reference,' y'all ~~~

ps: That Big Bend bridge looks like the old 'Rock Road' bridge in Mansfield/Ontario, Ohio. (Sadly, it's gone now. Yep.... a T/T did it.)

Bridges !!!

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I am aware this is situational. I don’t consider myself a pro as nobody is but expect some of you may be close. Do we go straight then 90? 45 into a 90? One and a half length tractor past target or just one? Or do a weird 180 like you’re delivering to a small Lowe’s. I don’t post much as I have more questions than answers. This is more for thought but tips and tricks might help those less experienced. As always G.O.A.L.

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Don't know about OTR but sometimes there are just some situations you need to ask for help. Don't be shy!

There is this one yard near us that is just FUBAR'd. Not only is the yard small they THEN park trailers against the fence reducing the maneuvering room even more.

I get there one morning and, no lie, there a four long nose Petes and of course they gave me the door in the middle of them. I could not do this to save my ass.

I finally gave up and grabbed the hostler. At this place they are no stranger to helping out. Hell, it took HIM 5 minutes to put it in the hole. I didn't feel so bad after that :)

Hear ya there. My husband (who works w/Don H. on here) utilizes the Hostlers at a couple of the FAB yards here in Ohio, on a regular. He's texted me pictures, and it's all like W.T.F. ! Not enough real estate at all. (ps: I like that you use that word, too. I hate the 'dogs' term, personally.)

ie: When I bake cookies and such; ziplock baggies go en'route, for those guys!!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob D.'s Comment
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Not a rookie. Well put Turtle. On another note left Prime for a regional position m-f on days weekends off. The only reason I mentioned is training company doesn’t send you to the pro level places. Scary stuff even prime with 3 deliveries in downtown Chicago didn’t prepare me for. Have a 10 speed manual now not governed life is good. Wanted thought on this and be the trailer is gold!! Example of fun. Bout an inch on each side maybe 13”10” 0005870001612316973.jpg

That's about 15 minutes from my house.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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