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Old 07-03-1999, 12:06 AM
Big Joe Mufferaw
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
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>>or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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Just back the **** thing up,dumbass..turn your wheels to the right to go left and turn to the left to go right, and just watch what your doing..Where did you go to driving school at? You must have had Fozzy for an Instructor.

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Old 07-03-1999, 11:05 AM
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Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?

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Old 07-03-1999, 04:17 PM
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
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>>or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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Two points of advice: First, get your *** out of the cab and look at your blind side. Second, take your time and don't worry what other drivers think about you taking so long to hit the dock. I assure you they will not think too highly of you if you back into one of their trucks!

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Old 07-03-1999, 10:11 PM
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints>>
>>or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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Where in the hell did you go to school? that is one of the first manueers that we learned out here in the midwest! That is, once we got the feel of the truck! Anyone who must pass a CDL test should at least know how to back a **** 18-wheeler! DUH DUH DUH DUH!!!!!!!!

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Old 07-03-1999, 11:44 PM
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
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>>or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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There is one rule of thumb to remember...well two now that I think about it.
First these jackasses are exactly what gives truckrs a bad name, ignore thier reponses...they have been behind the wheel too long this time out.

Most important thing you can rememberis G.O.A.L.
Get
Out
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Look.
Always get out to look where you are at. Where is your trailer headed. Where are your tires going.
I admire the newbie who will ask rather than the know it all who runs his trailer into the nose of my cab because he/she didn't remember G.O.A.L.

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Old 07-04-1999, 12:01 AM
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
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>>or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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There is one rule of thumb to remember...well two now that I think about it.
First these jackasses are exactly what gives truckrs a bad name, ignore thier reponses...they have been behind the wheel too long this time out.

Most important thing you can rememberis G.O.A.L.
Get
Out
And
Look.
Always get out to look where you are at. Where is your trailer headed. Where are your tires going.
I admire the newbie who will ask rather than the know it all who runs his trailer into the nose of my cab because he/she didn't remember G.O.A.L.

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Old 07-04-1999, 07:45 AM
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
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>>or secrets to learn how to back up an 18 wheeler?
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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First let me say, I am sure glad that I didn't ask this question! (although, when signing on today, I was looking for exactly the same advice). I have been in school for two weeks now and have been having trouble alley backing. I believe I have been over-steering yet when the instructor walks along side of me, it seems he has me steer more to the left or right than when I do it myself. I am the only female in my class so the guys have been extremely helpful in their advice. (funny how when another guy messes up, they are a whole lot less helpful.) One thing they have told me is to remember that you have to roll about 8 ft before your trailer will respond to your turn. (in my case, the trailer is 53 ft long and it may be different in your case) Also, remember you have to turn back to where you started straight. I have had some sucess counting out one thousand-one, one thousand-two, one thousand-three, when I turn the wheel and hold it. Then I turn back to straight. Over all, I hear that practice and more practice is what will eventually get you there. I have barrels and cones to guide me now but eventually, it will be trailers, tractors and other obsticles. The "nicer" response you received was right on about G.O.A.L. I sure intend to use it! Good luck.

Tee

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Old 07-04-1999, 07:52 AM
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SPEEDY on 7/3/99 10:11 PM said:

I think you misspelled "manure" in your post below. Consider referring to the other posts for "manure."


>>Where in the hell did you go to school? that is one of the first manueers that we learned out here in the midwest! That is, once we got the feel of the truck! Anyone who must pass a CDL test should at least know how to back a **** 18-wheeler! DUH DUH DUH DUH!!!!!!!!
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>>Posted By: 206.27.148.31 (206.27.148.31)
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Old 07-04-1999, 08:07 AM
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Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:

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>>Any of you experienced truckers out there have any hints
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>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
>>Pull a flatbed and you will never have to backup or unload a 53 foot van. Let these smart guys do it...:)


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Old 07-04-1999, 08:38 AM
Big Joe Mufferaw
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Default FLATBEDS BACK UP

CdmSlack on 7/4/99 8:07 AM said:

>>Newbie on 7/3/99 11:05 AM said:
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>>>>Posted By: 204.203.52.115 (204.203.52.115)
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>>>>Pull a flatbed and you will never have to backup or unload a 53 foot van. Let these smart guys do it...:)
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>>Posted By: 152.163.207.72 (152.163.207.72)
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Just one bit of charitable advice from Big Joe. Don't be fooled by what this Moron says. Flatbeds do back up. there are plenty of End dock loading situations.(mostly material in bags,etc.) Even stepdecks back up. When you haul tractors you have to back to a dock or dirt pile to drive them off. And last but not least children, how are you going to get into a parking space at the truckstop when the dry vans and reefers have all the pull thru spots taken up?

No charge for todays lesson. Backing:101 is on the house one time only. GEEEZ. I'm getting too old for this #%^&.

 

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