Alley dock

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  1. Mr. EastCoast

    Mr. EastCoast Bobtail Member

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    Any advice for how to alley dock?
     
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  3. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    This should’ve been covered in CDL school.
     
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  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Heavy Load Member

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    Not in Arizona! Straight Line, Offset and Parallel only. Had to learn from my road trainer. There are some pretty good (and bad) Youtube videos. Watch lots of different ones to get the idea. Takes lots of practice. Are you in CDL School?
     
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  5. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Nope. Did that in 2010-2011
     
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    Dockbumper Heavy Load Member

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    Dockbumper Heavy Load Member

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    Did what?
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Heavy Load Member

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    The question was for the OP. Sorry for the confusion:D
     
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  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    To be honest, I can count the times on one hand that I've ever alley docked. Alley dock requires a 90 degree angle. I always back at 45. It leaves more room on the blind side when in a tight area. Now regardless of whether you back at 90 or 45, you turn the wheel according to what your trailer is doing. You must resist the urge to oversteer
     
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  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    For the purposes of school if this dock is NOT part of the road test then I would not worry about doing it until you get on the trainers truck. I would, however, go search youtube for what @Dockbumper has just posted.

    IF you are in a state that requires the alley dock then your school instructor should have already shown you the basics of doing this AND I still recommend going to youtube!
     
  11. Hazmat Cat

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    I’m getting worried for this test now
     
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