Backing @ Specialty Mineral Inc

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Smart C.'s Comment
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Hello All,

Anyone familiar with Specialty Minerals Inc in Cannon? I have to pick a load up there and remember really struggling when I went there last time. Is there a proven strategy for easily backing there?

The workers there said our trucks really have no business being there...(with a sleeper). I want to reject the load...I've never tried to reject anything before (but I am company). ***It's going to be at a time where there will probably be no one to help if I need it. I just feel like I'm going to need at least a little more experience until I'm comfortable with this place....it had a scary hill where it looks like you'll fall down if you make the wrong move. Thanks!

Rob T.'s Comment
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You've been driving for over a year and a half. At this point you should have enough understanding of how to maneuver the trailer to eventually get it in there. It doesn't need to look good, just get it in there without hitting anything. You'll likely surprise yourself by getting in there much easier than last time you went.

You can do it! You really don't want to start rejecting loads (if they allow it) because it's difficult. Thats a quick way to end up on the s*** list. Besides, it'll help you improve your backing even more.

Which address in Canaan is it? I tried to look it up and there's 2 addresses

PackRat's Comment
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You'll never improve if all the backs are easy. Take your time, think, and GOAL. It's not a race.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Is this your shipper?

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Smart C.'s Comment
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Yes

Is this your shipper?

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Smart C.'s Comment
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Yeah, hopefully you're correct. It's a very different place. 30 Daisy Hill Rd

You've been driving for over a year and a half. At this point you should have enough understanding of how to maneuver the trailer to eventually get it in there. It doesn't need to look good, just get it in there without hitting anything. You'll likely surprise yourself by getting in there much easier than last time you went.

You can do it! You really don't want to start rejecting loads (if they allow it) because it's difficult. Thats a quick way to end up on the s*** list. Besides, it'll help you improve your backing even more.

Which address in Canaan is it? I tried to look it up and there's 2 addresses

Rob D.'s Comment
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Yes

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Is this your shipper?

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Looks like lots of room to maneuver.

What am I missing?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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