|Sysco Vancouver Freightliner making a delivery at Trinity Western University on March 10, 2009. The trailer looks very new. It sure was shining in the sunshine.|
On my return to work from shooting pictures at the overpass on June 5, this set of Nepture Food Service went past me on its way to Trinity Western University (where I work). Usually when they run a set, they will drop one trailer and come on campus with just one and back it up to the dock. Well on this day the driver didn't. This particular set had a 29 foot front trailer and a 35 foot rear trailer. Luckily for the driver that the rear trailer was attached to the front trailer with double pindle hooks. At least that helped a bit to keep the dolly secure when he was backing up. But he still worked for a long time to get the trailer up to the dock.
You'll see a green VW waiting in two of the pictures. Well after a few back and forth's, the driver of the VW didn't have the patience to wait it out so he went a different way. I really had to admire the driver of the Neptune rig for his patience. He kept working back and forth and then finally the rear trailer went where it was suppose to. I congratulated the driver for the great job of backing up to the dock. He told me that usually he would lock the dolly and then it would back up like a B-Train, but for some reason that day he didn't.
|Same Neptune driver as above, but this time he had an A-Train, so he dropped one trailer before making his delivery on June 12, 2009||When I got back from the overpass on July 17, 2009, the Neptune driver had already parked his set at the loading dock. So missed out on watching him back up the trailers.|
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