Commercial Vehicle Backing
CDL Test: Commercial Vehicle Backing
Q.: Which procedures are recommended when backing a commercial vehicle?
A.: 1) Back and turn toward the driver’s side, and 2) use a helper.
Explanation: In the real world, you’ll want to pull forward as many times as necessary in a commercial vehicle backing situation – do not “tag” another vehicle or a structure just to save your pride! Also: use the GOAL (Get Out And Look). While using a helper to assist you when backing up is desirable, especially in tight backing situations, this is not always possible. You must become very comfortable with using your mirrors when backing, and you should get out as often as necessary to avoid hitting other vehicles or structures when backing.