Real World Backing

Real World Backing is based on individual student AOIs. Specific backing maneuvers will be chosen by instructors and trained at a location of their choosing.

Backing Maneuvers

Backing accounts for 1/3 of your final test score that will determine if you possess the experience to operate a CMV safely & effectively. Backing maneuvers include:
1. Straight Line
2. Offset Left
3. Offset Right
4. Parallel Site-side
5. Parallel Conventional
6. Alley Dock
7. Serpentine

While all of these skills are building blocks that demonstrate a driver's backing competence, the final evaluation will only cover 3 maneuvers picked at random.

Offset Right

The offset maneuvers are imperative for proper setup in fuel areas, rest areas and while delivering loads. When performing an "offset right" the driver must start in the opposing left-hand lane, pull forward, and offset the back of your trailer to the accommodating parking space to your right.

Offset Left

The offset maneuvers are imperative for proper setup in fuel areas, rest areas and while delivering loads. When performing an "offset left"must start in the opposing right-hand lane, pull forward, and offset the back of your trailer to the accommodating parking space to your left.