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Straight backing

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.

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