Space Management

Space When Turning (ELDT B-A)

What space do I need to worry about when making turns in a tractor-trailer? The most important things to remember when making any type of turn in a tractor-trailer is the length of your vehicle, where the trailer is tracking behind you and the turning radius needed for the turn.   Remember that the trailer …

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The Space Below (ELDT B-A)

What should you be aware of regarding the space underneath your truck? Many different road surfaces can create a space problem under your vehicle.  These are especially important to be aware if you are driving low-bed equipment, since there is not much room between the bottom of the trailer and the road surface.  Railroad tracks …

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The Space Overhead (ELDT B-A)

How can you avoid hitting something overhead? Trucks sit higher than other vehicles, and overhead collisions are a major cause of truck damage. See the “big picture” when you are on the road.  Look ahead for potential clearance problems. Watch for phone and cable lines and traffic light structures when you are in a residential …

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The Space Behind (ELDT B-A)

How do you control what happens behind your vehicle? The simple answer is you cannot completely control it.  However, you can take steps which will give you some control. Stay to the right.  When going up a hill, if your load is heavy, you may not be able to keep up with the flow of …

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The Space Ahead (ELDT B-A)

How much space is enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you? Stopping a tractor-trailer takes more time than an automobile.  A vehicle ahead may be lighter than your truck, therefore it will stop much faster than a tractor-trailer.  You need 1 second for each 10 feet of the truck’s length to …

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Space When Turning (ELDT B)

What space do I need to worry about when making turns in a tractor-trailer? The most important things to remember when making any type of turn in a tractor-trailer is the length of your vehicle, where the trailer is tracking behind you and the turning radius needed for the turn.   Remember that the trailer …

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The Space Below (ELDT B)

What should you be aware of regarding the space underneath your truck? Many different road surfaces can create a space problem under your vehicle.  These are especially important to be aware if you are driving low-bed equipment, since there is not much room between the bottom of the trailer and the road surface.  Railroad tracks …

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The Space Overhead (ELDT B)

How can you avoid hitting something overhead? Trucks sit higher than other vehicles, and overhead collisions are a major cause of truck damage. See the “big picture” when you are on the road.  Look ahead for potential clearance problems. Watch for phone and cable lines and traffic light structures when you are in a residential …

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