Backing Practice 08

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Daniel can't wait:

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

I said it was easy. Thank you for your reticence.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I let roughly 24 hours for all contributions.

Paul thinks there's not enough room. Yes there is. There are no 53' trailers here for scale, but just to the right of the dock is a 30 foot long trash bin.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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My hubby said I would just nose in... I do love my pull throughs!

No I think I'm in agreement with Paul. I think there's enough room that even I could set up for a straight back! And that's my worst set up to perform!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ok, Daniel, what's your take?

Daniel can't wait:

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

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I said it was easy. Thank you for your reticence.

Anchorman's Comment
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You, 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

Hey Errol! I sent you an email. Did you get it? I just wanted to make sure that it went through ok to your spam gourmet email.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hey Errol! I sent you an email. Did you get it? I just wanted to make sure that it went through ok to your spam gourmet email.

Yup! Got it. I've got to sit & wait 5 more hours to make a delivery. It'll give me something to do. :)

Anchorman's Comment
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Yup! Got it. I've got to sit & wait 5 more hours to make a delivery. It'll give me something to do. :)

Awesome! Thanks!

Errol V.'s Comment
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I said this was easy. My point here is to get you mindful of your tandems. Putting your tandems in the right place to back in is the key.

If you were taught things like "pull alongside the spot, turn the wheel all the way to the right, pull forward and count to three then turn all the way left," you learned the procedure but not the point of the procedure.

Be conscious of what your tandems are doing as you drive anywhere, but especially when you're getting ready to back in to a parking space.

In this dock area, there's enough room to drive in a big circle left or right. But drive your front end as close to the assigned dock as you can, then pull & steer so that #1: the tandems are in a good place and #2: the trailer is at a decent angle so you can slip it in.

There's a wall along the right edge, making a right turn circle better. So I would make a sharp left then turn right along that part that sticks out of the warehouse. That will keep my tandems close to the building. When I get my cab in front of my spot, that's the full right turn, then straighten out, and back in.

My way isn't the only way, but it works for me!

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".

Parrothead66's Comment
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Well I'd just turn slightly to the left, pull up front and wait on the forklifts to come empty this flatbed.

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