Backing issues

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

  1. Grove_LA

    Grove_LA Bobtail Member

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    Having backing issues myself at cdl training. Gonna apply this when we get out to the yard.
     
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  3. moose2517

    moose2517 Light Load Member

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    It is all in the setup, in my opinion, If you set up properly, you can let the truck back to a point without turning the wheel, Notice I said to a point, Minor adjustments are needed after that. Funny thing is, when I have to back between 2 trucks, I have no problem but if I have say 4 open spaces around me, I'll be all kinds of crooked lol.
    I saw a woman back into a spot with a sleeper, between 2 trucks, blind side and she got it in 1 shot. I been driving 17 years and still won't attempt that, So in essence, it's not the fact of being a woman, it is if you can handle the vehicle you are driving.
    Happy trucking
     
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  4. John E.

    John E. Light Load Member

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    Bought a steering knob, many many miles ago. Have the same one on my last 4 units. For me? Sure reduced the stress level. Mine is a small little black 8 ball. Pretty much wore out now, the 8 ball that is.
    I can see the million milers plus chuckling this morning. Hey Guys I had to do something. Worked like training wheels for me. Just sayin.
     
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  5. Grove_LA

    Grove_LA Bobtail Member

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    Small movements, holding the bottom of steering wheel and moving hands in the direction I wanted the trailer to go with small corrections helped me do a solid off set backing today. Starting to make sense for me.
     
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