That’s How A Real Driver Backs Up His Trailer!
To get behind the wheel of the big rig, not just anybody can go out and buy a machine ...
To get behind the wheel of the big rig, not just anybody can go out and buy a machine like this and get to driving. In addition to coming up with the rig to call your very own, you also need special training behind the wheel to legally be able to pilot one of these machines. Even once you have figured out all the rules and regulations and passed all of your testing, piloting a big rig can be a rather challenging task as you’re moving a lot of metal down the highway and the sheer size of it all creates a unique group of obstacles. You need to not only be incredibly careful to keep it in line with what you need to be doing but you also need to make sure that you have the skills to pay the bills for a lack a better term.
This time, we check in with a truck driver who ends up giving us a little bit of insight on how exactly he goes about making sure that he’s able to safely back into a parking spot without banging up other trucks on the way there. For many drivers, I would imagine that backing up a trailer of this size is a rather interesting challenge to learn how to tackle when they’re getting down the controls. When you throw in the fact that you can’t see behind the vehicle, it gets all that much more complicated!
Check out the incredibly informative video down below that takes full advantage of a drone to get the ultimate shot and show you exactly how backing one of these things up is done. Having backed up a smaller trailer on a regular basis, I think I can attest to the fact that it’s certainly not the easiest thing to get done and listening to this guy could just help you get over that little hump of being a beginner and trying to figure things out. Do you think that you could hop behind the wheel of a semi truck and try to back up a trailer like this?