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    #21 OFFLINE   84superdog

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    Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:23 PM

    I think its time to trade that KW for a Pinnacle set forward, or an old U model anything but the truck with the invisible bullseye.

    "Any Society that would give up a little LIBERTY to gain a little SECURITY will Deserve Neither and LOSE BOTH" -Benjamin Franklin

     

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    #22 OFFLINE   other dog

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    Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

    That sounds familiar, If I was working the yard I would get asked at least three times a day from JB Hunt of Sheinder Tranport if I could back them in. A 102 with swing doors would have to be opened after you were in the building because it was to tight. They would forget after getting loaded/unloaded and pull out ripping the doors off the trailer. The little gas station down the road was always busy!

    I had to take a 53' van to Louisville Sunday. Unloaded, reloaded, then had to bring it back to Lynchburg and drop it. Had to back off the street into a door and to the dock inside in Louisville. The door was pretty wide to back in, but there was very little room to maneuver in the street, and there was a pole right across the street. I only had to pull up 30 or 40 times though before I got it in there. Mark could have done it blindfolded.

    Then when I got to Lynchburg yesterday evening I had to blindside it to the dock because there's not enough room to turn around. There was 3 docks there with a trailer at 2 of them- fortunately the open one was on the end nearest the back of my trailer, or i'd probably still be there now trying to back it in without hitting one of the other trailers. I had to pull up and back up 85 or 90 times on that one. It's harder when people are watching too. There was more room there, but still not enough to get straight. I started to call Mark, he probably could have done it blindfolded.

    I like flatbeds, not near as many tight squeezes to get into...but it's all what you get used to I guess.


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    #23 OFFLINE   mowerman

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    Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

     

    Must be the week for this crap! i picked up my reload yesterday in Pottsville,PA,was waiting for the greenlight to pull out of the dock,when the Werner (of course) backing in to the dock next to me pulled up and back about 35 times,a got the greenlight,went inside to get my bills/paperwork feeling confident that the Werner truck was straight and lined up................WRONG! when i came back out,there was a crowd gathered in front of my truck,oh shit! i thought,seems Werners finest ( a woman) pushed the streetside door off my brand new trailer! not having the patience i used too,lets just say it was'nt pretty! i'm sorry! i'm sorry! just does'nt get it done! i called the cops,of course when they do show up,theres "nothing they can really do,cause' its private property" got all her insurance info,license,truck/trailer numbers etc. still had to have a service truck come out and put the damn door back on! rookie i understand,in-experience i understand,but laziness,stupidity i don't! there was enough room between trailers to open the doors after you got backed in and straight,broad daylight,clear and sunny! just no reason for this bullshit! sat another 3 hours after i was loaded/ready to roll waiting on the Great dane guy,another hour to re-hang my door,which is one of the reasons i'm just now getting home!.......................................Mark

    aint that a bitch,,,seems like thats all there is,,,is newby,s nowdays,,,sorry man...bob
     

    #24 OFFLINE   Vision 386

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    Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

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    I had to take a 53' van to Louisville Sunday. Unloaded, reloaded, then had to bring it back to Lynchburg and drop it. Had to back off the street into a door and to the dock inside in Louisville. The door was pretty wide to back in, but there was very little room to maneuver in the street, and there was a pole right across the street. I only had to pull up 30 or 40 times though before I got it in there. Mark could have done it blindfolded.

    Then when I got to Lynchburg yesterday evening I had to blindside it to the dock because there's not enough room to turn around. There was 3 docks there with a trailer at 2 of them- fortunately the open one was on the end nearest the back of my trailer, or i'd probably still be there now trying to back it in without hitting one of the other trailers. I had to pull up and back up 85 or 90 times on that one. It's harder when people are watching too. There was more room there, but still not enough to get straight. I started to call Mark, he probably could have done it blindfolded.

    I like flatbeds, not near as many tight squeezes to get into...but it's all what you get used to I guess.

    LMAO! Me? what would i know? LOL! i agree Tom,its what you get used to,i learned more by nesessity  than anything else,some of the places i go are not pretty! but i have to say i learned from the BEST! and i'm not just saying that because he was my Dad,but let me tell you,my Pops was the backinest up S.O.B (sorry grandma) i ever saw! i seen my old man put a truck in places make most people (including me) shit their pants! he made it look easy.Never really thought much about it when i rode with him summers as a kid,but when i started to have to do it for myself,i came to appreacieate talent! and i'm thankful everyday i had someone to show me the way to do things..........................Mark


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    #25 OFFLINE   84superdog

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    Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:31 PM

    Do they even teach reverse at " truck driving school" anymore? I've seen things that make me wonder if some even have em back up for the test let alone practice. I had to learn how to back up haulin a 36' equipment trailer behind a tandem axle dump, oh yeah it was an 84 Brigadier about 38 turns lock to lock. My first OTR gig was Howard Baer out of Nashville and haulin milk to grocery stores built for a straight truck with a 53' reefer and a long hood KW or Freightliner Classic makes you learn quick. Then back to tri axle dumps and little spaces, then the lowboy and having to get a hood and a detach into construction sites that aren't really conducive to maneuvering long vehicles. Sometimes necessity is a great teacher, that and not wanting to look like a fool!
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    "Any Society that would give up a little LIBERTY to gain a little SECURITY will Deserve Neither and LOSE BOTH" -Benjamin Franklin

     

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    #26 OFFLINE   farmer52

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

    Do they even teach reverse at " truck driving school" anymore?

    CDL test requires backing in straight line, backing into another lane, and backing into a loading dock.  An optional backing test is parallel parking.  Backing on a "test" course is easier than real world.  That is why I want a short trailer but I have been told short trailers have their issues too.


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    #27 OFFLINE   Vision 386

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

    CDL test requires backing in straight line, backing into another lane, and backing into a loading dock.  An optional backing test is parallel parking.  Backing on a "test" course is easier than real world.  That is why I want a short trailer but I have been told short trailers have their issues too.

    Believe it or not,the longer it is,the easier it is to back up,i can't back up one of those 20 foot containers to save my ass!....................................Mark


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    #28 OFFLINE   keg1

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

    Thats right longer is easier to back up.



    #29 OFFLINE   NoClueJoe66

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

    Yea it's always fun trying to back up a little trailer...specially when the truck is longer than the trailer..

     

     

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    #30 OFFLINE   David

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

    The trick is the truck being shorter than the trailer.

    #31 OFFLINE   RFCDrum

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:06 PM

    In my case the truck is long and the trailer is long. 

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    #32 OFFLINE   farmer52

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    Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:20 AM

    The trick is the truck being shorter than the trailer.

    My MH has a short wheelbase so hopefully it will not be too difficult.  Hopefully I will not have to back-up too often.


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