The Necessity Of Parallel Parking

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G-Town's Comment
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Here is a real-world, parallel park required to dock for a Walmart Store delivery. Pictures are worth a thousand words... for the students who wonder why parallel parking is taught and tested.

Manville NJ Walmart.

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PackRat's Comment
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Heck yeah it is! I do this stuff about every fifth store delivery out here in the west at their Walmarts, so it is definitely a skill worth having, just like blindside backing.

Great point, G!

G-Town's Comment
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Heck yeah it is! I do this stuff about every fifth store delivery out here in the west at their Walmarts, so it is definitely a skill worth having, just like blindside backing.

Great point, G!

*like !!!!

Andrey's Comment
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Yes, there are many older docks in Massachusetts which have their doors either parallel or at a small angle to the building. Often times though there is enough space in front, so it is more of a backing at a slight angle rather than a true parallel parking.

G-Town's Comment
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Yes, there are many older docks in Massachusetts which have their doors either parallel or at a small angle to the building. Often times though there is enough space in front, so it is more of a backing at a slight angle rather than a true parallel parking.

I understand you point. However thus was a true parallel due to trailers parked in close proximity to the dock.

I do not want to diminish the importance of the parallel backing skill.

Andrey's Comment
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Yes, there is no doubt, it is an important skill. You never know whether there will be empty space, and even if you lucky with that, there will always be some dumpster or just a pile of trash, ruining your day... I remember one delivery to a small sheet metal shop, the yard was so full with trash, that I had to get out and move it away from my tires couple of times. A very tight dock. So I was struggling for about ten minutes, the shop guys were looking and laughing at a free show, then finally one of them came up and told me that drivers don't back to the dock here, they just stop in the middle of the yard and get unloaded with a fork lift :-)

G-Town's Comment
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Yes, there is no doubt, it is an important skill. You never know whether there will be empty space, and even if you lucky with that, there will always be some dumpster or just a pile of trash, ruining your day... I remember one delivery to a small sheet metal shop, the yard was so full with trash, that I had to get out and move it away from my tires couple of times. A very tight dock. So I was struggling for about ten minutes, the shop guys were looking and laughing at a free show, then finally one of them came up and told me that drivers don't back to the dock here, they just stop in the middle of the yard and get unloaded with a fork lift :-)

You should have asked for an entertainment fee!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Better know how to parallel park if you want to park in some rest areas. Take it slow and don't over correct. Parallel wasn't part of my CDL test....took a couple of years to get it....sometimes I still struggle.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Better know how to parallel park if you want to park in some rest areas. Take it slow and don't over correct. Parallel wasn't part of my CDL test....took a couple of years to get it....sometimes I still struggle.

Been a long 2 months, JYD !! Practicing the parallels in silence, I see... hahaha!

Good to see you back around; anything 'new with you??' Howz the girlz?!?

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Here is a real-world, parallel park required to dock for a Walmart Store delivery. Pictures are worth a thousand words... for the students who wonder why parallel parking is taught and tested.

Manville NJ Walmart.

0665648001627416601.jpg

Hay G Town!!!

Come up outta hiding (we KNOW how to FIND YOU!!!) and post some NEW parallel parking pix!!

PLEASE!!

~ Anne ~

ps: ANYONE AGREE WITH ME?!?!? POST HERE!

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