So You Want To Run Local???

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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This is a video of a very chaotic place with extremely difficult backing. OTR drivers like me being the product in as locals are pulling them out. And there is no way I would want to do this every day!

Worst Trucking Customer Ever!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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That looks like fun. Better you than me. I'll stick with the Port of Oakland or any other port for that matter, than that mess that you're dealing with.

Laura

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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This is a video of a very chaotic place with extremely difficult backing. OTR drivers like me being the product in as locals are pulling them out. And there is no way I would want to do this every day!

Worst Trucking Customer Ever!

That looks like fun. Better you than me. I'll stick with the Port of Oakland or any other port for that matter, than that mess that you're dealing with.

Laura

Boston Market?!?!?

Better her than BOTH of us !! I was watching that, as it was posting; and BEGGING her not to make the trainee navigate that mumbo jumbo mess!! I went w/Tom a time or three into New England states, many moons ago. NOPE!

Heck, we lived in upstate NY and also on the Island, in my years of ire. Every. Dang. Time, my older siblings w/THEIR screaming kids, made ME drive in the Mad Hatter mess, at 17 . . . in some huge Cadillac or Bonnevile, or Town Car. Might as well HAVE HAD BEEN a semi, haha!

No thanks, ladies! Rainy, you've become the 'Kickin' it w/Kearsey' we knew you would & could. You've got mad miles on me, always will.

Job well done, Kearsey! (Cassie, poor gal .. ~ Is she still on your truck, or did she bail ?!?!?)

Laura, Kearsey was putting her UP to that, for REAL !! I was agape. . . LoL!

May as well let the folks on HERE guess, too!!

Take a Guess ~ 3 tries!

Some of the folks on TT don't even know, you've come off the pad, and back on the road, m'lady:

"On the Road Again .... "

And make your 1st (again) trainee, CRY!!

'Cassie Cries; Trainer's Suck!'

A force to be reckoned with, she sure is!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Looks a lot like C&S wholesale in Assonet, MA. Same cluster*#%k

Ryan B.'s Comment
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That looks like fun. Better you than me. I'll stick with the Port of Oakland or any other port for that matter, than that mess that you're dealing with.

Laura

Hard pass on ports for me. Thanks, no thanks. I intentionally avoid getting TWIC so going to any port is put of the question.😎

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.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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This is a video of a very chaotic place with extremely difficult backing. OTR drivers like me being the product in as locals are pulling them out. And there is no way I would want to do this every day!

Worst Trucking Customer Ever!

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That looks like fun. Better you than me. I'll stick with the Port of Oakland or any other port for that matter, than that mess that you're dealing with.

Laura

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Boston Market?!?!?

Better her than BOTH of us !! I was watching that, as it was posting; and BEGGING her not to make the trainee navigate that mumbo jumbo mess!! I went w/Tom a time or three into New England states, many moons ago. NOPE!

Heck, we lived in upstate NY and also on the Island, in my years of ire. Every. Dang. Time, my older siblings w/THEIR screaming kids, made ME drive in the Mad Hatter mess, at 17 . . . in some huge Cadillac or Bonnevile, or Town Car. Might as well HAVE HAD BEEN a semi, haha!

No thanks, ladies! Rainy, you've become the 'Kickin' it w/Kearsey' we knew you would & could. You've got mad miles on me, always will.

Job well done, Kearsey! (Cassie, poor gal .. ~ Is she still on your truck, or did she bail ?!?!?)

Laura, Kearsey was putting her UP to that, for REAL !! I was agape. . . LoL!

May as well let the folks on HERE guess, too!!

Take a Guess ~ 3 tries!

Some of the folks on TT don't even know, you've come off the pad, and back on the road, m'lady:

"On the Road Again .... "

And make your 1st (again) trainee, CRY!!

'Cassie Cries; Trainer's Suck!'

A force to be reckoned with, she sure is!

~ Anne ~

I have delivered to places on Long Island, as well as Hunt's Point, and I would take those loads any day over the hot mess there.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I run a lot of mountain cities around Sacramento. Just today I was exiting a residential delivery and I was literally an inch from the guys post on his driveway on my exit and the ground was uneven. If I went fast the trailer would have swayed left right and it would have hit his post. So I had to move 2 inches at a time to prevent the trailer from swaying too hard to avoid hitting the post. I would move 2 inches forward and stop to let the trailer settle down. Rinse and repeat to exit. Yeah don't go local unless you secretly like this kind of stuff. We are used to it though. 1" is still technically enough room to work with.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Anne.. in that Cassie crying video... I had her laughing so hard she was crying and peeing her pants. On 4 different occasions now she laughed so hard.... Once she had to park the truck cause she was driving and crying

It's been fun

Rob T.'s Comment
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It looks tight no doubt. However, as with most issues drivers face, we seem to make it harder on ourselves and others than it needs to be. A little communication goes a long way. Getting in there as a local driver would be easier. You'd have likely been there before, possibly smaller trailer (or box truck) and the maneuverability of a daycab is much better especially if you're in a single axle. Places I frequent that are tight often times don't allow deliveries until most of their trucks are gone.

It continues to amaze me how many drivers only care about their clock and ultimately burn more of it while adding stress. There are so many places I go regularly that drivers will park in the drive lane and clog everything up instead of taking a parking spot 30 feet away to go check in. Others will park but they'll park in a way that makes it harder for those trying to dock than if they park another 30 feet away. Is it laziness not wanting to walk? Is it stupidity? Selfishness? Who knows. Either way it's frustrating. I understand every place operates differently and I have an advantage having been to many places multiple times. But when you could park across from a dropped trailer in a door vs across from the doors you see trucks backing into? That's what irritates me.

Local drivers have an advantage of likely having been to that place before. They know what works or doesn't work in regards to their setup. It reminds me of my first time going into the Metropolis caves in Kansas City. The door I needed I struggled a bit. While waiting to be unloaded a long nose sleeper came down and whipped it in there with 1 pull up. He told me he's there everyday and it doesn't bother him one bit. During a tight back it's somewhat stressful but also fun and rewarding.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Been there a few times I think when I was with Prime. Is that the place in Chelsea? That place is a zoo!!! I used to hate going there.

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