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Backing: Tractor-Trailers - Online Training

Course Overview

Digital Licensing Available

Topics covered by Backing: Tractor-Trailers include:

  • Straight-line backing
  • Alley dock backing
  • Parallel parking
  • Blind-side backing
  • Jack-knife backing


The lessons covered in J. J. Keller's Backing: Tractor-Trailers interactive training are:

  • Introduction
  • Backing Overview: Backing dangers, General Guidelines
  • Backing Techniques: Survey the area, Tips while backing, Steering
  • Backing Scenarios:
    • Straight-line backing
    • Alley dock backing
    • Parallel Parking
    • Blind-side backing
    • Jack-knife backing
  • Conclusion

Drivers of tractor-trailer CMVs.

Approximately 60 minutes.

After completing this course, drivers will understand:

  • The dangers of backing
  • Basic guidelines for reducing the risks of backing
  • How to survey the area before backing
  • Tips and techniques for successful backing
  • The Jack and Chase maneuvers
  • Techniques for straight-line backing
  • Techniques for alley dock backing
  • Techniques for jack-knife backing
  • Techniques for blind-side backing
  • Techniques for parallel parking


To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher for PC / Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and higher for PC / Google Chrome 17 and higher for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of Flash. We do NOT support iPad/iPhone/Android-based tablets and devices at this time.
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Broadband or company-provided Internet connection


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