45 Degree Backing Vs 90 Degree

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Davy A.'s Comment
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My preferred method is to drop the trailer and let the yard dog park it. It's very fast & easy, works any time of the day, and in any weather.

Thats my favorite but I've only gotten that at two places. A pallet yard in Denver and a GP plant in Alabama

Andrey's Comment
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Every place where I had my trailer disconnected and moved by a yard dog required putting it at some numbered spot between two other trailers, exactly the same as backing to a dock, just without a door. Plus you have to disconnect. I would rather stay in the truck, because I have to wait anyway until they load or unload, I drive with the same trailer.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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LOL Packrat, yeah those are nice when they wanna help. Few times, they were expecting our load, so the yard guy told us drop it right there. Good thing with Fed-Ex, we mostly dropped right inside their lot. So yard guys would grab it when ever, XPO was mostly the same too. bout 50/50 dropping it right inside, or finding a spot to drop where the other loaded trailers were parked.....Once in awhile the jockey would just tell us a # dock door to drop it in, helping them out, also.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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My preferred method is to drop the trailer and let the yard dog park it. It's very fast & easy, works any time of the day, and in any weather.

PackRat, are you serious or is that your dry humor at work? Please elaborate because I want to know if that practice is kosher.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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My preferred method is to drop the trailer and let the yard dog park it. It's very fast & easy, works any time of the day, and in any weather.

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PackRat, are you serious or is that your dry humor at work? Please elaborate because I want to know if that practice is kosher.

I can save you some time.. he is serious. Humor is frowned upon and not appreciated here. Some places, especially union lots don't want you to do their work as they have negotiated for that in their contracts as well.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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My preferred method is to drop the trailer and let the yard dog park it. It's very fast & easy, works any time of the day, and in any weather.

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PackRat, are you serious or is that your dry humor at work? Please elaborate because I want to know if that practice is kosher.

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I can save you some time.. he is serious. Humor is frowned upon and not appreciated here. Some places, especially union lots don't want you to do their work as they have negotiated for that in their contracts as well.

Wow, this opens up a whole new world for me. I’m astounded to know this.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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PackRat, are you serious or is that your dry humor at work? Please elaborate because I want to know if that practice is kosher.

LOL!

He's serious cause he works out of a WallyWorld DC in Cheyenne now....hooks to a loaded trailer, delivers, runs empty back and drops it.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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No, not serious. I've only gotten to just pull in a gate and drop it for a yard dog maybe a dozen times. These were at UPS, some port facility in CA, a couple railroad yards, and some others I can't recall the details for.

We park them in an empty spot at the WM DC in Cheyenne, and these can be a challenge some days. Not much room when the trailers on either side of your hole are on the yellow lines. Don't be That Guy!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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No, not serious. I've only gotten to just pull in a gate and drop it for a yard dog maybe a dozen times. These were at UPS, some port facility in CA, a couple railroad yards, and some others I can't recall the details for.

We park them in an empty spot at the WM DC in Cheyenne, and these can be a challenge some days. Not much room when the trailers on either side of your hole are on the yellow lines. Don't be That Guy!

Dang, I guess my dreams are shattered again.

But if that practice was common and yard drivers backed in all the trailers, wouldn’t that prevent many backing accidents?

PackRat's Comment
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No, not serious. I've only gotten to just pull in a gate and drop it for a yard dog maybe a dozen times. These were at UPS, some port facility in CA, a couple railroad yards, and some others I can't recall the details for.

We park them in an empty spot at the WM DC in Cheyenne, and these can be a challenge some days. Not much room when the trailers on either side of your hole are on the yellow lines. Don't be That Guy!

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Dang, I guess my dreams are shattered again.

But if that practice was common and yard drivers backed in all the trailers, wouldn’t that prevent many backing accidents?

Oh, I've seen the spotter drivers run into things, too. Just because many of them drive 45 mph around the property lots doesn't indicate a better driver.

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