Buy the book at http://thetractortrailerbook.com/This video covers angles and following the trailer
same situation with a sleeper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFSOgHSLRsE
Backing Up A Tractor Trailer? 22 Tips To Help You Perfect It
7. Turn Off Distractions. The world is not going to end if you turn off your CB (yes, truck drivers still use them), phone, and stereo for several minutes as you are backing up. Please, limit as many distractions as you can so that you can focus on backing up and not hitting anything. 8.
Join Cliff as he gives a simple breakdown on how to easily back up your trailer. We know backing up a trailer for the first time can be stressful. That’s why…
People Also Ask how to backup a tractor trailer pt 3
Is backing up a tractor trailer hard?
Don’t assume that once you do a few good backups that you are an expert. No one is an expert. Backing up is something that does get easier with experience but it’s definitely one of the more difficult maneuvers when driving a tractor trailer. 22. Preview The Area
How to properly back a semi trailer?
There is not a truck driver alive that perfectly backs his/her semi trailer every single time. It just doesn’t work that way. Take it slow and don’t let anyone rush you. If you see that you messed up just pull up or pull around to set up your back in again. Take as many pull ups as you need until you get it right.
What to do when you hit someone’s truck while backing up?
The only thing to be ashamed of is if you hit someones truck because you are too lazy to get out and take a look at your tractor trailers position while backing up. 6. Look At Your Tandems Look at the your tandems too, don’t just focus on the trailer. If there are lines on the pavement you can use them to help you judge your angles. 7.
Is there a truck driver who backs his/her trailer perfectly?
There is not a truck driver alive that perfectly backs his/her semi trailer every single time. It just doesn’t work that way. Take it slow and don’t let anyone rush you. If you see that you messed up just pull up or pull around to set up your back in again.