Backing Up

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Jamie's Comment
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I seen a comment not long ago, I don't remember who it's from. But whoever it was, thank you! 🤣

It said something about when they're backing, they're real close to the truck on their driver side like they're about to hit it(of course don't!), I don't remember all of it njust basically that small part. But it has helped me tremendously with backing at truck stops, of course I still worry about my blindside and will G.O.A.L when I'm in doubt.

Thought I'd share my thanks! thank-you.gifrofl-1.gif

Kurt G.'s Comment
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If you ever find yourself at the Shrewsbury Mass. OC, see if Brad has time to give you some tips (if he's still there). He gave me some tips that dramatically improved my backing.

Jamie's Comment
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If you ever find yourself at the Shrewsbury Mass. OC, see if Brad has time to give you some tips (if he's still there). He gave me some tips that dramatically improved my backing.

If I'm ever up that way I'll be sure to check! I got some tips awhile back that helped a lot, anything to improve I'm up for it!

Dave Reid's Comment
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Jamie - that technique can be helpful but be cautious about relying on it unless your tandems are back pretty far. If your tandems are forward, it really won't matter much how close to the truck on the left you are if you're at an angle. A lot of drivers ram the truck on the blindside that way...the rear of the trailer can easily be over the right line even if you're a millimeter from hitting the truck on the left.

I seen a comment not long ago, I don't remember who it's from. But whoever it was, thank you! 🤣

It said something about when they're backing, they're real close to the truck on their driver side like they're about to hit it(of course don't!), I don't remember all of it njust basically that small part. But it has helped me tremendously with backing at truck stops, of course I still worry about my blindside and will G.O.A.L when I'm in doubt.

Thought I'd share my thanks! thank-you.gifrofl-1.gif

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".

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