Does Backing Scare And Frustrate You? Of Course! Here Are Some Stories To Help Calm The Nerves.

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Deb S.'s Comment
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Oh I will always be careful about not hitting stuff. I’m not shy about getting out to look. I just have a worry habit I need to tame. If I’m not worried about being able to back at a tight customer, I’m worried about finding a place for my 10 hour break or making sure I don’t get lost etc. I realize I’m just a newbie and everything is new to me. By the way, I’m at a customer I was worried about for the last 2 days and I managed to back in to their dock successfully even though it took a few pull ups and get out and looks. Reading the reviews about the customer had me thinking it was going to be a horrible nightmare and it wasn’t that bad.

The day you stop worrying about hitting stuff is the day you will hit something. It's ok to be nervous, downright scared even, but take as long as it needs and get out as many times as you need to. Cant say I was ever too careful while performing a backing maneuver. One day you will have a moment of clarity that will ease much of the fear and nervousness. From then on please remember to guard against complacency.

Jenny Jenn's Comment
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A very important thing I notice everyone seems to forget these days. A good reminder too. I don’t have backing stories but am sure I will when things get back up and running. Thank you for this story. I work at a UPS warehouse right now and actually just last night I was looking at the trucks back into the spots and thinking about how tight those spots are. Also thought, I’ll be doing that soon enough and will I be able to do it. The most important thing though is be patient and remember to be safe. There are alot of impatient people on the road and to be honest I feel 90% of accident are a result of impatience and rushing. Thank you Kearsey for another encouraging post.thank-you.gif

I got it in safely.

I did this and all you newbies can too!!!

Who has some backing stories????


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