Master Driver: Backing Techniques - DVD Training

Demonstrates the basics of backing and shows drivers how to avoid costly errors.
902DVD (9592)
  • Covers important information drivers need to know:
    • Basic elements of backing
    • Types of backing maneuvers
    • How to safely and properly execute these maneuvers
    • The most common backing errors and problem areas
    • Straight-line backing
    • Sight-side backing
    • Jacking and chasing
    • Alley dock backing
    • Blind side backing
    • And more
  • Ready-to-use training program includes several components
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
Many drivers struggle with backing: it is the most common cause of incidents and crashes in the transport industry.
This program covers a critical safety topic in 16 minutes and keeps your drivers' attention with dramatic footage, dynamic graphics, 3-D animation, hazard perception challenge scenarios, and "Road Wise" commentary from seasoned transport pros.

    Program Components

  • (1) 16-Minute DVD - Combines engaging video and editing technology with expertise from industry professionals at all levels.
  • (1) Trainer Bulletin - Product Code: 9590 (902-VB) - Provides background info on the topic covered and gives a brief overview of the video. Also includes a 5-question quiz and handout exercise for drivers.
  • (11) Driver Skill Cards - Product Code: 9591 (902-VC) - Recap key points from the training program and include receipts for you and the driver to document training.

  • DVD Main Menu

  • Play Program - Plays entire main program.
  • Chapter Selections - Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training. (Items in boldface are actual menu selections.)
    • Hazard Perception Challenge Question - The video opens with a backing scenario.
    • Introduction -Explains that ninety percent of trucking incidents and crashes happen during backing maneuvers and that backing may be basic, but it sure isn't simple.
    • Get Out And Look - Reviews the critical importance to get out and look (G.O.A.L.) before completing any backing maneuver.
    • Points to Remember - Reviews safe backing guidelines that should be part of every backing maneuver.
    • Straight Line Backing - Reviews the steps to successful straight line backing.
    • Sight Side Backing - Reviews the steps to successful sight side backing.
    • Jacking and Chasing - Reviews the steps to correctly jack and chase the trailer while backing.
    • Alley Dock Backing - Reviews the steps to successful alley dock backing.
    • Blind Side Backing - Reviews the precautions and steps needed for successful blind side backing, including using a spotter when possible.
    • Correcting Trailer Drift - Reviews how to properly correct trailer drift while backing.
    • Conclusion - Emphasizes that good backing procedures are critical to you and everyone around you, and to get out and look, take your time, and use your mirrors.
    • Hazard Perception Challenge Answer - The video closes with a backing scenario.
  • Review - Provides a quick way to refresh memory on key points of the program to better aid retention.
  • Commentary - Additional interviews of industry professionals.
  • Quiz - 10 interactive questions; offers correct/incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.
  • Message for Management - Gives introduction to the training program and topic for trainers/management.
  • Previews - Offers a sneak peek at a related training program.