Backing Techniques: Driver Training Series

Interactive Training
JJ Keller Trucking
20 minutes

Course Description

Backing Techniques: Driver Training Series

The Driver Training Series is a collection of training programs which emphasize the essential skills necessary for safe CMV operation. This series is appropriate for all levels of drivers, from the entry-level to the veteran driver.

Truck backing counts as a very small percentage of a driver's driving time. But, the most common, and sometimes most costly, crashes or incidents in trucking involve backing. Backing incidents don't just damage trailers, buildings, and other equipment; sometimes they're fatal.

This online course is designed to help reduce the number of backing accidents by teaching drivers how to recognize the dangers of backing and provide expert-level backing procedures. It covers the proper procedures for each backing maneuver, including straight-line, alley dock, sight-side jackknife, and blind-side jackknife backing and parallel parking.

  • The eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Dangers & Guidelines
      • Backing Dangers
      • General Backing Guidelines
    • How to Back Your Tractor-Trailer Safely
      • Steering Principles
      • Backing Maneuvers
  • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
    • Recognize the dangers of backing
    • Recall general backing guidelines
    • Apply good backing techniques and appropriate backing maneuvers based on the situation
  • Intended Audience: All drivers of vehicles that require a CDL to operate
  • Length: 20 minutes
  • Available in English
  • Copyright Date: 2019