Got To Love People Who Park Where They Please

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Jamie's Comment
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I’m delivering to this Walmart store in CO, and every single time I come here, the truck exit is almost always blocked. Every other time, I was barely able to get out. But this time, my luck ran out.

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If the car wasn’t parked by the stop sign, I would’ve been able to get out like every other time. But of course that would be to simple.

I have a plan to get out, so hopefully that works. I’ll post an update later. rofl-1.gif

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Doesn't help that they built the store in a residential neighborhood.

Jamie's Comment
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Doesn't help that they built the store in a residential neighborhood.

It’s a neighborhood market place, so they tend to do that sadly with Walmart. It’s the only one I deliver too that is built this way. Every other neighborhood market has an exit and entrance away from where people tend to park.

PackRat's Comment
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We go to several around here like that. What store number is that one, Jamie?

A Neighborhood Market store in a resedential neighborhood? Imagine that....

Jamie's Comment
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We go to several around here like that. What store number is that one, Jamie?

A Neighborhood Market store in a resedential neighborhood? Imagine that....

It’s store 6178.

This is the only way in and out for trucks as shown with the black lines.

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How the entrance, it’s really designed for one way in for trucks:

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The turn in is pretty tight, and the turn out is almost as bad depending on what cars are parked there. But since I drive over night, people are normally sleeping besides the big homeless population in the area.

I ended up backing back downside the building and exited via the entrance, I jumped a small curb in order to make the turn but did it nice and slow, no damages to anything.

As far as I know, there is no “no parking” signs, so not like they were illegally parked as far as I’m aware.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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The problem isn't the 4-wheelers - they're parked legally. The problem is Walmart. Obviously, someone didn't put a lot of thought into how trucks will get into and out of that store. Sadly, they probably won't address the issue UNTIL a less skilled driver (or two, or three) hits some of those legally parked cars with their trailer trying to get out of there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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The problem isn't the 4-wheelers - they're parked legally. The problem is Walmart. Obviously, someone didn't put a lot of thought into how trucks will get into and out of that store. Sadly, they probably won't address the issue UNTIL a less skilled driver (or two, or three) hits some of those legally parked cars with their trailer trying to get out of there.

Very true, I’m surprised no cars have been hit to my knowledge. The store gets a number of deliveries starting at 0400.

The person who designed this store clearly didn’t have truck deliveries in mind. It’s the only store I deliver too that is designed this way. Usually every store has two ways in and out of need be.

Thankfully, I don’t go there to often. But every single time, I know it’s going to be a horror story getting out. But now I know a backup way to get out, not idea but it works.

Now, everyone is parked legally besides the car or two next to the stop sign on the far side of the street. If I’m not mistaking from when I looked it up, they aren’t allowed to park within 30 feet of the stop sign. But they do it all the time. Regardless, I got out safely and moved on with my day. dancing-banana.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Yes, some stores are especially "special".

I've been to that one more than twice, but nothing this month.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Steve L.'s Comment
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“ The problem isn't the 4-wheelers - they're parked legally.”

Are y’all sure about that? I thought it was illegal to park within so many feet of an intersection and those cars are awfully close to that turn.

Glad you have an “escape plan.” 👍

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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Our son Michael seems to get less frustrated by some of the hassles he runs into and learns to laugh when sharing about it later. Last month he delivered an 83 pound load 700 miles to two Michael's Stores locations (two pallets, maybe artificial flowers???). He said he was lucky that his delivery at this one was in the middle of the night but he still had to drive over some curbs. At the store below it required a long backing that was not straight. It sure does not seem like this was designed for 53' trailers or maybe anything but box trucks.

I have to wonder if some cities just have very relaxed planning departments. I hear some stories of how some cities are very strict on all sorts of things, including traffic flow.

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