Backing issues

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Truckergirl78, May 21, 2018.

  1. Cam Roberts

    Cam Roberts Road Train Member

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    Best way to Learn how to back is with a lawn tractor and cart. If you can put that trailer where you want it to go, then your golden. The longer the truck and trailer the easier it is. Or even a pickup truck and trailer so you have mirrors to use. Surely you know someone with that stuff
     
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  3. Truckergirl78

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    I just watched this video this morning! It actually was very helpful. Thank you!
     
  4. Truckergirl78

    Truckergirl78 Bobtail Member

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    I just watched this video this morning! It was very helpful! Thank you!
     
  5. Trucking in Tennessee

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    He stated it correctly but drew it up wrong. This is a mistake I made too. You have to drive past the space and put the edge of your trailer at the opening, then turn right, then turn left at the end. A good set up really helps.
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Practice, practice, practice.

    Also, watch what the other students are doing, and how the trucks move.

    Unlike vehicles that are all one piece, trucks accelerate their turns as you keep the wheel turned longer. This will take a lot of getting used to, but once you catch on, it will allow you to make more accurate setups for backing.
     
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  7. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    With a little practice it will click. Ive pulled vans.....its super b tankers that took a little getting used to up here in Canada.

    My tip is 'find the shape' first....i.e. line up in the general direction that you want to back into. Wherever possible, try and back in on your 'good' side.

    When backing up, looking in your mirrors, whichever way the trailer starts to move, turn the steering wheel the same way. So, the trailers moves left in your mirror, turn the steering wheel left too....should put you back straight again.
    Find an empty parking lot and have half an hours practice....it will click :)
     
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  8. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    Just remember that everywhere in real life is blindside lol
     
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  9. bryan21384

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    Remember these words when turning the wheel to back: "Less is more." You don't want to over steer. Your trailer will tell you exactly what you need to do
     
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  10. Truckergirl78

    Truckergirl78 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you so much for your input!
     
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  11. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    yes practice and when you get out on the roads don't hit my truck
     
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