Not So Fun Dock

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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This is my deliver here in West Monroe lousiana. This is a day cab backed in with the raised RR track right in front of him.

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Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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And here's me after a quick blindside back in.

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Keith A.'s Comment
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That looks like a slick parking job, well done.

Dan67's Comment
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Look at those tracks. The clues presented will tell you if those are active or derelict.

Used tracks will have shiny spots on them. Look at the tall weeds. if tracks used used recently you would see bent and broken stalks. Look at all the grass in the rails. If used you would see signs of week control and brown grass. Look up and down the tracks. Do you see any railroad cars at docks or docks that look maintained?

Need to remember to keep your head on a swivel when dealing with railroad tracks.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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I'm thinking you can go out the way your nose is pointing?

And if you can go out, can you go in the same way?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Yeah the RR tracks werent in use but they sit in elevated earth so you can't ride up them. Still not too hard. You have to cut the angle where your rear lines up with the dock since you cant pull up. I think they should comment about all that iron just sitting around in front of a few crackheads, sit back and see how long the defunct tracks last...lmao. then use all that extra space.

Yes I exited the way my cab is facing. Theres a concrete plant or something like it so I just used their drive. I could have gone out, turned around and come back in that way but it was just easier to do a quick blindside backing. The actual company entrance and check in office are from behind me, where I came in.

I'm thinking you can go out the way your nose is pointing?

And if you can go out, can you go in the same way?

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