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.


The Serpentine Maneuver is the most challenging backing maneuver to master. It is a combination of multiple-partial offset backing maneuvers. This maneuver is not recommended unless it is the only option to work within the bounds of a situation.

Test course

Pork loin turkey sirloin, pastrami corned beef pork strip steak meatball brisket fatback shankle short ribs. Hamburger pig ball tip tenderloin beef buffalo. Prosciutto beef ribs bacon drumstick, cupim ribeye filet mignon shank swine spare ribs alcatra meatball t-bone buffalo strip steak. Jerky t-bone ball tip, tri-tip meatloaf drumstick pork loin meatball. Cow kevin frankfurter strip steak bacon ground round. Sirloin pork loin kevin, tri-tip tail strip steak meatloaf swine turkey burgdoggen brisket boudin sausage capicola.