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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Perfect example!

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Satelite view shows a decent amount of room for an almost 45 degree back those trailers might be an issue but they might not be there.

Reality:

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Looks like they did some construction and theres a building in the way now .

Millis truck in front of me didnt have the room for a 45 after trying. His back end hadnt cleared the first trailer so he had to do a 90 then over steer and come back to blind side it. With lots of goals and pull ups. I expect to do the same in a few minutes....... Hopefully not hours.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Also if there are drivers in front of you, watch how they get in.

I remember a dock in Coal Center PA that I was convinced I would never get in, but I watched two drivers get in and did what they did. Now I go there all the time.

And as Noob said, they have pallets and crap stacked around that aren’t in satellite view.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Similar to Turtle. Once my sleeper is even with the truck parked to the left of the space I want to back into I cut hard right. If there is enough room, I will wait until my truck is pointed in the opposite direction of the parking spaces and then I'll turn hard left. Once the truck and trailer are aligned, I'll keep moving forward a few feet. Then I stop, put it in reverse, and ease on in. Those are the easy ones.

I use a similar technique even if I dont have as much room. I just start turning left a lot sooner and move forward a little more and turn the wheel slightly to the left for the last few feet once truck and trailer are aligned.

Take note of where you are when you begin to back up in tighter situations. If you are coming in too close to the truck on the far side of your space, go back to where you began backing and just pull forward a little more, then start backing up again. If you are too close to the truck on the near side, go back to where you began backing, straighten your wheel, back up a couple feet, then begin turning your trailer into the space.

Hope that's not too confusing. I confuse myself sometimes.

What you wrote helped improve my backing tremendously. After I read your post a week ago, I only had one horrible time backing, at a receiver. I couldn't get lined up for a straight back to get docked. Come to find out, the lines/grains in the concrete were not parallel to each other....All my other backings were great. Like I've been doing this for a while. Thanks RealDiehl.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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