Got A Backing Compliment

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Wasn't in my truck but backing my boat trailer into the water yesterday. Someone parked in the no parking zone in front if the ramp, so I had to jack knife it in, was able to do it with no pull ups. When I got out Someone waiting her turn for the ramp said that was impressive.

Made me feel good lol

Thanks to my day job I'm usually the best at backing upto the ramp and getting it in the water quickly. Some people take forever which is aggravating to me since I know what they are doing wrong but just keep it to myself.

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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That's cool! It does help.

When I was hauling goats to my Dairy goat shows, I would have people ask me to back their trailers in because they saw how I was able to do mine easily. I just have to remember that the shorter the trailer, the quicker it turns. 😉


BK's Comment
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Boat? What’s a boat? Must be something only drivers who do LTL know about.

Although, a friend of mine is getting his wife a small boat. He told me she was getting a little dingy.


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Stevo Reno's Comment
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I've tried for years,to teach my buddy how to back all his small trailers. Boat, utility, and car hauler to no avail. He can't get it that they turn way to fast, or how to turn right for left backing etc lol. I gave up trying, and just did em all for him when we used 1 of the trailers. His Yukon, right rear corner above the bumper still has the big dent when him or his wife, jack knifed a trailer 1 time I wasn't there lol

Years of practice before trucking, moving around many a U-Haul truck & trailers. I always wanted the 26 footers, with the 12 ft trailer or car haulers....When we did equipment runs up into Big Bear, or anyplace really. Coming down the mountain with those were kinda fun.....


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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