45/90 Sight Side Angle Backing, How Do You Pros Do It?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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I used a toy truck when I was learning to drive back in 05. I also practiced backing in Stevens yard when I was called to the terminal , bumped a trailer and I got a preventable.

This is how I have described just how fast you go as you back up: with all the speed of a turtle walking on egg shells. Going that slow, no one will hear any "bump", but you will feel it because you can't back up anymore. Pull up. Reset.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Deonte M.'s Comment
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Hey thanks guys I will do all the things you guys suggest. You guys never come up short when I ask for advice haha.

To the guy at Stevens who got the preventable I'm sorry to hear . I have a similar story while with my mentor I dented a trailer pretty good and swift found out but they have it on record,as a tier 2 crash but they never put it on my mvr ! Hmm makes me wonder if it's on my dac.....

But what error said is true I see guys bump trailers all the time in granny gear and no damage ....

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Cwc's Comment
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What kinda truck are you driving? I ask because when I was in a Volvo I never could back at a really sharp angle because of the limited steering which to me made it easier and now that I'm in a Freightliner I have all kinds of steering angle to get myself into trouble with. Another thing is once you've set up and your tandems aren't quit where they need to be (say they need closer to the truck to your left or drivers side) figure out the distance you need them to the left... Now turn the wheel all the way right and drive that distance. Turn the wheel back to straight and travel that same distance. Turn the wheel all the way left and if your judgement on the distance was correct... floor it (not really) but if you judged them correctly it will fall right in. Basically it's just a way to correct a not perfect setup which to me is better than starting over.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Dave C.'s Comment
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Yo. 45...

Do the double shimmy pull up thing as normal. Then pull straight another ten ish feet.

Do the wheel one and a half turns.

Shimmy towards the whole a bit, then add some bite.

Make the trailer 45 degrees with the hole as the cab gets 90 with the trailer.

If your positioning with the hole is decent, you can swing straight and slip right in.

Tim H.'s Comment
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Just wanted to say YouTube has several great backing videos. The one from CR England really made things easy to understand.

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