The easiest and safest backing manoeuvre is straight backing. Whenever possible use this approach.
- Pull ahead and position the tractor and trailer in line with the direction you want it to take.
- Ensure front and rear wheels are straight and centred.
- Watch both mirrors while backing slowly in a straight line.
- If the trailer drifts left or right, align the vehicle accordingly.
Updated: August 25, 2022
Published: January 18, 2021