Online Backing Tractor Trailers Training

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Course Duration

Approximately 20 minutes

Course Cost

Canadian Pricing
US Pricing

Course Topics

  • Dangers and Guidelines
  • How to Back Your Tractor-Trailer Safely
  • Steering Principles

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Course Overview

Truck backing counts as a very small percentage of a driver's driving time. But, the most common, and sometimes most costly, crashes or incidents in trucking involve backing. Backing incidents don't just damage trailers, buildings, and other equipment; sometimes they're fatal.

This online course is designed to help reduce the number of backing accidents by teaching drivers how to recognize the dangers of backing and provide expert-level backing procedures. It covers the proper procedures for each backing maneuver, including straight-line, alley dock, sight-side jackknife, and blind-side jackknife backing and parallel parking.

Driver Training Series course covers the following topics:

  • Dangers and Guidelines
  • How to Back Your Tractor-Trailer Safely 
  • Steering Principles

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the dangers of backing
  • Recall general backing guidelines
  • Apply good backing techniques and appropriate backing maneuvers based on the situation


Approximately 20 minutes.


This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark. Printable resources are available in the form of a comprehensive student manual. The manual is a valuable resource for future use and knowledge retention. CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

Leavitt Machinery offers over 50 knowledge based online safety training courses for both Canadian and US based customers. It is important to note, for some jurisdictions, select topics may require additional practical evaluation for full certification.