Tomorrow's Back... Maybe A Tough One

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Davy A.'s Comment
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From what I can see, and reviews, blind side 90 off n port Washington Rd. Covered docks. Almost looks like I may be able to dip in and horse shoe blind to straight or even sight angled if it's one of the docks close to the building. (I'll see when I get there).

For now my plan is to take the bus stop, check in at my appointment time, then pull in to their driveway that runs parallel. Do a blind side 90 to the entrance of my dock, then straighten as needed.

Worse case scenario, blind side 90 off the street into the far dock against the wall if they give me it.

They won't assist for traffic and won't spot as far as I've been told.

I'm comfortable doing a 90 even with little room out front. Cautious on the blind side. Also in a very worn out and sloppy international loaner truck.

Javic wholesale. The docks are in the middle of the building. The two on Glendale Ave are not the ones we use, so I've been told.

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PackRat's Comment
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I remember the last time you posted a "tough back". You survived.

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Mark O. ~MiNi-Me~'s Comment
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Let us know how it went Dave!

Davy A.'s Comment
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I remember the last time you posted a "tough back". You survived.

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Lol. I did on this one too.

I got it done. Blindsided it from the road, 1rst setup was too short, quickly pulled out of it and went forward some. Didn't have enough room to get it to pivot without really cranking the tractor counter. Used both lanes, the brick median and a bit of the other lane too. Got it in, two pull ups or so. No GOALS, just swung it til I could see the trailer out my passenger window and used my gut feelings for where it was.

Pulled into the hole, all good....and then realized I never opened my doors smile.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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We P&D guys get about 3-4 of these a day. You'll be fine just find that opening in traffic and take it fast.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Chris P.'s Comment
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I'm not a truck driver yet, and I'm kind of intimidated by the google image view. How can you tell where the docks are from that?

Davy A.'s Comment
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I'm not a truck driver yet, and I'm kind of intimidated by the google image view. How can you tell where the docks are from that?

There was only two places On the building that have a large driveway. The side there and the end on the other street. Then I use the street view function to verify. I also read the reviews. Lastly I called the receiver and confirmed the location of the docks and their procedure, asked what most drivers typically do.

Most of the places I go to are very similar in concept. This was my first experience with this type of dock so I did all the recon I could on it. And I'm really slow and methodical about backing, but as Daniel said, have to be quick and take it. In this case, I felt it in was safer to get out of traffic as quickly as possible while still being safe. I don't want an incident on my record.

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