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Ta R.'s Comment
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Thank you for your advice

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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I did actually look it up on online and I get what you mean. I’ll have to order one. Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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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.

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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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I did actually look it up on online and I get what you mean. I’ll have to order one. Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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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.

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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

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You're most welcome!

Let us know how it goes; stop back with any & all questions, anytime.

~ Anne ~

ps: MANY of the mods & seasoned vets/trainers on here, recommend that little 'tool,' also!!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Sounds like you had Edwin in Pittston 🤣

Honestly, backing on the pad and backing in the real world are two entirely different beasts. I was taught with reference points, and nailed it. However, because I never struggled in pad backing, I wasn't as adept at "correcting" my backing mistakes, which made real world backing frustrating to me. It eventually clicked, but dang if it wasn't frustrating.

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

BK'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.

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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

Anne, at training with Schneider, one of our instructors used the toy trucks as a teaching tool. It really did help. We also did finger painting for fun. Lol

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Ta R.'s Comment
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Thanks for everyone advice , today I finally got my CDL and I got my backing down .

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks for everyone advice , today I finally got my CDL and I got my backing down .

Congratulations!

Knew you could do it! Keep us posted on what's next.

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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.

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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

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Anne, at training with Schneider, one of our instructors used the toy trucks as a teaching tool. It really did help. We also did finger painting for fun. Lol

BK, in assumption that Ta R. took that advice, I'd bet it DID make a difference. It really helped me. We even bought one (online) with a tank! Great investment(s.) Did your SNI guy's toy help you, too?

~ Anne ~

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

BK's Comment
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Happy news! Congratulations kiddo.

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