Little Bit Tight Spot.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Heard a boom getting in here. Thought for sure it was me. About 5 gazillion pull ups and more goals. I didn't hit, thoroughly checked. I don't know what the boom was.

Was really down on myself for how long it took until I saw another driver trying and finally give up, I think he may have asked the yard dog to clear a space.

Very little room in front, if you can't find a space with an open dock in front, your doing some kind of weird 90. And you have to drive down to the end to get turned around as the row is on your blind side. Werner and Bosch down in Socorro TX.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Great job. Those are so much fun, not. However, it made you a better backer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Looks like fresh scrape marks on 53199 no? May have been the open door if you parked 86642. Loud booms don't happen without a cause. Not downing you as that is a tight spot but something connected. Like a tree falling in the forest, if you heard it, it happened.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Looks like fresh scrape marks on 53199 no? May have been the open door if you parked 86642. Loud booms don't happen without a cause. Not downing you as that is a tight spot but something connected. Like a tree falling in the forest, if you heard it, it happened.

that was my first thought too but I checked that side, saw the scrapes before I got in the hole. Was clear. Checked the doors too. The boom occurred when I was stopped but was in the hole. Its possible that it was one of the other trucks around me. Ive had that happen before, totally gun shy of it. It sounded like a bomb going off.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Looks like fresh scrape marks on 53199 no? May have been the open door if you parked 86642. Loud booms don't happen without a cause. Not downing you as that is a tight spot but something connected. Like a tree falling in the forest, if you heard it, it happened.

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that was my first thought too but I checked that side, saw the scrapes before I got in the hole. Was clear. Checked the doors too. The boom occurred when I was stopped but was in the hole. Its possible that it was one of the other trucks around me. Ive had that happen before, totally gun shy of it. It sounded like a bomb going off.

Since you was already stopped, if you had hit the switch to drop the air bags I'd bet the pin hooked on the fifth wheel hitch and popped loose when it dropped a little ways. I've had that happen and it does a loud metallic bang. Good job hitting that hole.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Looks like fresh scrape marks on 53199 no? May have been the open door if you parked 86642. Loud booms don't happen without a cause. Not downing you as that is a tight spot but something connected. Like a tree falling in the forest, if you heard it, it happened.

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that was my first thought too but I checked that side, saw the scrapes before I got in the hole. Was clear. Checked the doors too. The boom occurred when I was stopped but was in the hole. Its possible that it was one of the other trucks around me. Ive had that happen before, totally gun shy of it. It sounded like a bomb going off.

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Since you was already stopped, if you had hit the switch to drop the air bags I'd bet the pin hooked on the fifth wheel hitch and popped loose when it dropped a little ways. I've had that happen and it does a loud metallic bang. Good job hitting that hole.

No bag drop unfortunately on my truck. But there are speed bumps in the parking lot there that more resemble curbs. When you go over them, no matter how slow its loud as can be. Im one of those guys that hits the ground when you hear something like that, or grabs to the right side back lol. I cant carry in my truck though. Still doesnt keep me for reaching for it and feeling a moment of panic at not having it.

Come to think of it though Ive had times where Im backing and there is absolutely nothing around and heard a pretty loud boom. Ive gotten out and checked, found nothing? Not jack knifed, no obstacles, etc. I always visually inspect my locking jaw and king pin, every trailer as well as tug test. Is that normal?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job Davy. In the moment it's nerve wracking but the sense of accomplishment after you execute it is nice! Keep it up!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Nice job getting it in there!

One of our spotters pulled up next to me with a long box, when he stopped to talk to me we both heard a load bang. We both went and looked at the trailer and saw nothing out of the ordinary, still no idea what it could have been.

Was there a dock near by? I've been backing into a spot and they bang something on the dock and it sounds like I hit something. Same if someone is dropping or hooking a trailer nearby.

I always visually inspect my locking jaw and king pin, every trailer as well as tug test. Is that normal

Yes it is, I have 2 5th wheels to check and always do that. I also look underneath at the safety nut on the front of the 5th wheel when ever I walk past.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Great job. Those are so much fun, not. However, it made you a better backer.

Do YOU do more backing, Big Scott, being local/regional??? We don't see (or hear) from you much, good sir!

Some people miss ya!

~ Anne & Tom ~

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Nice job getting it in there!

One of our spotters pulled up next to me with a long box, when he stopped to talk to me we both heard a load bang. We both went and looked at the trailer and saw nothing out of the ordinary, still no idea what it could have been.

Was there a dock near by? I've been backing into a spot and they bang something on the dock and it sounds like I hit something. Same if someone is dropping or hooking a trailer nearby.

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I always visually inspect my locking jaw and king pin, every trailer as well as tug test. Is that normal

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YESSSSSS~~~~!!!!!

Yes it is, I have 2 5th wheels to check and always do that. I also look underneath at the safety nut on the front of the 5th wheel when ever I walk past.

So . . . a mirror ?!?!?!

LoLoL.. you ARE A SAFETY NUT; and it's a good thing. Sorry, I had to, haha!

~ a ~

:( sry!

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