How Would You Approach This Back?

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PJ's Comment
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I looked at google earth and I agree. That main entrance is nice and wide. Pull in turn right at the store and get the trailer started at an angle to get around the corner. If you don’t start the angle early you may not have enough front swing room for your tractor. Always always ask people to move vehicles that may be in the way. If they are parked in a manner as the white pickup back there, it is usually an employee.

Larry T.'s Comment
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I had flatted out when my tandem s were at the store curb, then I pulled forward to get more straight and then began turning my tractor. Probably should have done several pull ups when I entered to store to get my trailer closer to the store for my setup.

This is where I ended up doing that the second time. Rocks were 2 inches from my passenger side tractor panel.

That curb is tempting to ride. Manager said fresh was there earlier and I saw his tandem marks on the curb. Wasn't taking the chance because with my luck I would have blown a tire.

I looked at google earth and I agree. That main entrance is nice and wide. Pull in turn right at the store and get the trailer started at an angle to get around the corner. If you don’t start the angle early you may not have enough front swing room for your tractor. Always always ask people to move vehicles that may be in the way. If they are parked in a manner as the white pickup back there, it is usually an employee.

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Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Papa Pig's Comment
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Is that store a mandatory and does it have a restriction size on it. To me that should be a 45 or 48 foot restricted trailer. It should say on the stop line of your paperwork. From looking at the overhead and then Seeing street view they either remodeled that store and changed the parking lot because I bet that they designed it originally to be driven around. I would not be surprised to see if that store wasn’t supposed a front door delivery at one point due to the safety reasons and that the dms weezled their way out of it. There isn’t FD anywhere on the paperwork is there?

Definitely the previous gentlemen have the correct advice for how I would approach it. But I would definitely bring it up to safety. That stop should be a front door mandatory delivery.They put those boulders there because trucks were having. I choice but to pull up in that area. I wouldn’t be surprised if many drivers hadnt ripped off a bumper there.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Papa Pig's Comment
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And of course once you get straight. Don’t be in a rush. I’m sure you already figured out this hack but slide tandems ALL the way forward backing into that pos store lol . I would def get safety ti see about that one being an front door delivery

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Is that store a mandatory and does it have a restriction size on it. To me that should be a 45 or 48 foot restricted trailer. It should say on the stop line of your paperwork. From looking at the overhead and then Seeing street view they either remodeled that store and changed the parking lot because I bet that they designed it originally to be driven around. I would not be surprised to see if that store wasn’t supposed a front door delivery at one point due to the safety reasons and that the dms weezled their way out of it. There isn’t FD anywhere on the paperwork is there?

Definitely the previous gentlemen have the correct advice for how I would approach it. But I would definitely bring it up to safety. That stop should be a front door mandatory delivery.They put those boulders there because trucks were having. I choice but to pull up in that area. I wouldn’t be surprised if many drivers hadnt ripped off a bumper there.

You sure figured that out, Google Earth shows a much different image as of 6/14/2017 https://earth.google.com/web/search/101+Prospect+Ave,+Velva,+ND+58790/@48.05429157,-100.93174422,464.50891306a,200.75342583d,35y,-70.4434245h,44.99696461t,0r/data=CowBGmISXAolMHg1MmQ5MzA4YzZhOGIzMDNkOjB4MTM4ODQ1ZjkyYzhhZjc0YxnDu7d96gZIQCEH8kesoDtZwCohMTAxIFByb3NwZWN0IEF2ZSwgVmVsdmEsIE5EIDU4NzkwGAIgASImCiQJ3OU3RJciNEAR3OU3RJciNMAZK_KbPTOSKkAhspA2KBEUVsA

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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That was what I got in overhead, but when I clicked on street view it showed what the op posted. I moved it around to get the complete story. I use google earth alot and that happens a good bit.

Larry T.'s Comment
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Hey Papa Pig. It's in the middle of nowhere North Dakota. No trailer restriction or FD delivery. I slid my tandems forward all the time in the beginning but stopped due to gaining backing experience. I was overloaded and didn't even think of that.

A couple weeks back Schneider started a new pay structure. $100 a trailer. .48 cents a mile and $12.00 on duty pay. Got rid of the $100 3+ load a week bonus ,stop off pay, and $85 load pickup. They're doing a lot of 5 store runs and Pickups now of COURSE!!! I used to do a crap ton of off duty unload, thus allowing me to recap or get an extra load a week. I'm looking at earning around 103k this year. With this new pay structure I'd be lucky to hit 90k next year.

Is that store a mandatory and does it have a restriction size on it. To me that should be a 45 or 48 foot restricted trailer. It should say on the stop line of your paperwork. From looking at the overhead and then Seeing street view they either remodeled that store and changed the parking lot because I bet that they designed it originally to be driven around. I would not be surprised to see if that store wasn’t supposed a front door delivery at one point due to the safety reasons and that the dms weezled their way out of it. There isn’t FD anywhere on the paperwork is there?

Definitely the previous gentlemen have the correct advice for how I would approach it. But I would definitely bring it up to safety. That stop should be a front door mandatory delivery.They put those boulders there because trucks were having. I choice but to pull up in that area. I wouldn’t be surprised if many drivers hadnt ripped off a bumper there.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Keep your tandems close to the building. Leave at least half the space between the building and the rocks for truck to swing. Spin the tandems right around the corner. And yes, I would use the sidewalk to if need be. Tired don’t pop easily at slow speed.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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0300633001669408376.jpgThat is Wolding’s 90° close quarters backing test. I believe it is 40’ to the barrels to the right.

It is not easy. But you spin the tandems right around the front corner of the trailer and it goes right in. If you are too far to the right with your cab when you start you will run out of room.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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