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Ta R.'s Comment
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I can’t see to get offset baking , I been learning btw 4 hours and watching 4 days, student who come a day before me already got it. I can’t get to seem to get the hang of it. I really need and want to be a trucker am I not cut off or am I just putting my self down. Can anybody help.

Banks's Comment
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It's hard to say without knowing what equipment you're learning on.

My advice would be go slow, steer slow and react when you see what you need to see.

It's vague, but it's how I learned.

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Delco Dave's Comment
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Try to find reference points to help you know how far to let truck turn/when to start your counter steer.

Examples: when your wind wing on tractor hits the DOT tape on trailer between the 1st red line and 2nd white line in my spot mirror, its time to counter steer and straighten out.

When my tires are even with the center of my landing gear in mirror, time to turn, ETC…

Also, ask your fellow students what they are using and find what works best for you and adjust those general areas to how your seated in the truck.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ta R.'s Comment
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It an automatic and 53 inches trailer

It's hard to say without knowing what equipment you're learning on.

My advice would be go slow, steer slow and react when you see what you need to see.

It's vague, but it's how I learned.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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It an automatic and 53 inches trailer

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It's hard to say without knowing what equipment you're learning on.

My advice would be go slow, steer slow and react when you see what you need to see.

It's vague, but it's how I learned.

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Besides my other half teaching me, pulling a tank; he bought me one of these; man it helped.

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Honestly, this ^^^ is the best help !

~ Anne ~

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Texun88's Comment
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I'm thinking a 53 inch trailer might be hard to see behind your tractor :)

Ta R.'s Comment
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My bad, scratch the inches what I meant was feet . Sorry

I'm thinking a 53 inch trailer might be hard to see behind your tractor :)

Texun88's Comment
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All good , was just being silly.

You might get on you tube and watch some backing videos....some are actually pretty helpful

Bruce K.'s Comment
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My bad, scratch the inches what I meant was feet . Sorry

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I'm thinking a 53 inch trailer might be hard to see behind your tractor :)

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No need to be sorry, that was hilarious. Thank you for the best laugh of my day.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My bad, scratch the inches what I meant was feet . Sorry

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I'm thinking a 53 inch trailer might be hard to see behind your tractor :)

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No need to be sorry, that was hilarious. Thank you for the best laugh of my day.

Well, the rigs I posted 'were' (almost) 53" .. LoLoL.. NOT!

Didn't anyone else learn, by backing up a toy? This set of 4 has almost ALL set ups covered; various wheelbase, condo, l/w, daycab, reefer , etc! Just 'google search' the image; I'm not here to 'sell' anything. It 'may' be on Amazon, but that's not where we got ours!

Best always,

~ Anne ~

ps: I think Tom bought this for the kiddo(s) and Mommy ...

needed em' more, haha! confused.gif rofl-3.gif confused.gif

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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