Having Issues With The Offset (45°Angle) And The 90 I Need Some Advice On How To Understand These Maneuvers

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Braquoa D.'s Comment
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Good Morning Independent Trucking Women. My name is Quoa I am currently in a Truck Driving Academy. I am one step closer to testing out at the Local DMV but the hold up is my maneuvers. The Offset which is a 45°Angle and the 90. I am so stressed out and I feel that I won't conquer this skill. I'm being told that I will get it bit when? I don't want to rush into anything but at times I have become discouraged when watching the Male students. Which it's fine because trucking ladies I drive the trucks better than a lot of those Men🤣. Not making fun just laughing at myself. Can someone out there please help me I've watched videos on YouTube but it looks easier watching then performing on my end. Please please ladies I need some encouraging words and advice. Before I forget to mention out Instructors don't teach us G= Goal O= Out A= AND L= LOOK 👀 Even though I know all about it. Thanks 💋


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ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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I seldom come into this forum and this week I have been running harder than I normally do. But just got my 2 drops unloaded and now waiting for my next meat load.

It takes a while for men and women to learn to back. I can't explain how to do it because I've been driving long enough that I just do it without thinking.

You may want to post this in the general forum and you will get a better response there. It takes quite a bit of practice over your first year to get the hang of it. There are those of us that have been out here a number of years and we have our days where nothing goes right when trying to back.

One of the suggestions from the guys is to get a toy semi truck and use that to practice because it will show you what you need to do to make any of the backing maneuvers.

GOAL should be done even after driving for a number of years. I've been out here 14 years and I still GOAL because the first time you don't, that's when you're going to high hook your fifth wheel or drop your trailer or get your drivers hooked on a concrete post, etc.

So if you get this response, go into the general category and post your question there.



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A W.'s Comment
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Schneider has a good video for the 45. I can’t help with the 90 or offset bc in school it was great and easy but still struggling to conquer it out here in the wild. Only advice I can give is slow down and don’t beat yourself up over it you are still learning.

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