Why Has My Backing Gotten So Bad?

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Bird-One's Comment
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Hi Tammy,

This is definitely the place for newbies to come and vent. It is more than welcomed here. Problem is Zach has a history of saying outlandish things in the past. You said a few of the responses that you say are not helpful. And you are probably right but that is frustration of trying to help Zach. This isn’t his first few posts. When he basically says things like you will get fired for not being able to back. It’s simply not true. And there has to be push back on it so new members like yourself don’t think “gee I don’t know if this is the career for me I might not be able to get back into a dock on the first try”.

We will be here for you every step of the way Tammy!!!

PackRat's Comment
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Here's the thing with the OP, Tammy. He doesn't want help or advice, unless it coincides with what he thinks. He comes on here to rant and complain. He's an internet Terminal Rat.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Well I have to admit I was a little nervous to think they will kick me off the property if I had a hard time backing up. It always blew me away watching my kids father back up the truck like nothing. I always had a hard time backing the 5th wheel and my boat. I just felt bad for him even if he was exaggerating. I definitely noticed the encourage and empathize part lol. Im certainly not here to mother anybody its not my business but I just felt he NEEDED this forum just like I will


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Moe's Comment
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I have not been fired for how I back and believe me, outside of a straight back, my backing sucks......My company is just happy I get the load delivered safely and communicate along the way.

228I10's Comment
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Backing issues are usually because of 2 things, improper setup and/or oversteering. I imagine your backing issues are both.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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To Zach, the O/P ... I'm kinda with Tammy here... so, there's that. Tom had some arsk hat at Shelly (asphalt) say something similar years ago, and idk even why or what... long time ago. Dude that monitors the catwalks for Tom to access his dome, had no right/reason to 'deny him access' to the facility, but sure tried. Don't remember the whole dealio. He was back the next day; I took the 'week off' going with, over all the hubbub.

Basically, somebody calling 'shots' with no authority is what I'm thinking happened here.... just IMHO, all.

On the next front:

Howdy, Mr. 228i10 , and welcome to TT !! Nice to have another someone with your background up in here... :) Yep, your advice is spot on.

Just read your bio; Looking forward to your contributions to Trucking Truth!

~ Anne ~

ps: My suggestion? (oops, nobody asked, haha...!) Start a thread of your own, ie: who you are looking at, and what kind of hauling, getting back in the saddle. Best wishes!

Backing issues are usually because of 2 things, improper setup and/or oversteering. I imagine your backing issues are both.

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