Backing Practice 08

Topic 14427 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

This one is easy. Enter from the lower left. There is one dock. Lots of room. I've mentioned before that your set-up involves putting the tandems where they are best to complete the back-up.

So, how do you drive around to make your set-up?

overhead view of truck drivers dock backing problemYou, too, can make a Backing Practice. Just add the next number. You could also contact me & I'll do the dirty work. (or get you that next number.)

Email: TT.errolv@spamgourmet.com

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".

Michael S.'s Comment
member avatar

Is it possible to back in from the left, or do you have drive in forward along that driveway?

Daniel B.'s Comment
member avatar

Ooh, ooh... me...me! (Raises hand)

Kat's Comment
member avatar

Why is the picture appearing as a broken link? That seems to be the case a lot (at least from my end). confused.gif

Michael H.'s Comment
member avatar

Could you swing wide right and complete a u-turn to the left and set up to back straight in?confused.gifconfused.gif

Pianoman's Comment
member avatar

Personally, I'd approach it like this, assuming there is enough room for a U-turn:

overhead view of truck drivers dock backing problem

This way it's almost a straight back. There's not enough room to make it a completely straight back, but since you turn to the left a little at the end of the maneuver, you make it into a driver side back so you can see. If you do the u-turn the other way you'll end up stuck looking out your passenger side mirror while you're backing.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
member avatar

I'd go straight then make a uturn to the left into a straight back.

Phoenix's Comment
member avatar

Personally, I'd approach it like this, assuming there is enough room for a U-turn:

2016-05-18_11.06.28_zps8hrtq0ug.jpg

This way it's almost a straight back. There's not enough room to make it a completely straight back, but since you turn to the left a little at the end of the maneuver, you make it into a driver side back so you can see. If you do the u-turn the other way you'll end up stuck looking out your passenger side mirror while you're backing.

I always try for a straight line back, so this is what I'd do too...I have little choice, I'm an awful backer upper. embarrassed.gif

Rob S.'s Comment
member avatar

No other trucks in the way? How about some misleading signs; one that reads NO PARKING in what is clearly the only place to park. It could be done either way. I think I'd go counter clockwise until I was lined up.

Diver Driver's Comment
member avatar

Personally, I'd approach it like this, assuming there is enough room for a U-turn:

2016-05-18_11.06.28_zps8hrtq0ug.jpg

This way it's almost a straight back. There's not enough room to make it a completely straight back, but since you turn to the left a little at the end of the maneuver, you make it into a driver side back so you can see. If you do the u-turn the other way you'll end up stuck looking out your passenger side mirror while you're backing.

Exactly what I thought

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Backing Challenges Becoming A Truck Driver Games Tips For Backing Truck Driver Training
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More