Basic Control

Straight Line Backing (ELDT B-A)

*If you are ever unsure of your vehicle position, stop and check your path. *If your rig gets too far out of alignment, stop and pull forward to try again once you are aligned. Trailer drift occurs when your tractor and trailer get out of alignment and “drift” in different directions. You will know your …

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Basic Commercial Vehicle Control (ELDT B-A)

It is important to learn how to safely and smoothly stop a rig in normal operation. Controlled pressure on the brake pedal will bring a truck to a smooth stop. Downshift as you stop. Do not coast to a stop. Do not push in the clutch until the engine rpm is almost to idle.

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