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.

Parallel Site-side

The Parallel maneuvers are a more skill-intensive backing maneuver that is often an advanced concept for a driver to grasp. The parallel site-side backing skill is imperative for proper setup in confined areas where other methods of backing are less feasible. When performing a "Parallel site-side backing maneuver" the driver must finish the maneuver with the driver side of the vehicle on the curb.

Parallel Conventional

The Parallel maneuvers are a more skill-intensive backing maneuver that is often an advanced concept for a driver to grasp. The parallel Conventional backing skill is imperative for proper setup in confined areas where other methods of backing are less feasible. When performing a "Parallel Conventional backing maneuver" the driver must finish the maneuver with the passenger side of the vehicle on the curb.