• If it is not possible to have a guide,
always check the area where you are
reversing before beginning the move.
Get out of the vehicle, walk behind it
and visually check the area. Look for
obstructions and clearance.
• If the reversing distance exceeds two
vehicle lengths, stop, get out and
visually recheck the areas behind,
above, below and around the entire unit.
• Keep your foot off the throttle. You will
rarely need to use it to start your unit
reversing. Always select the lowest
reverse gear available. Move very slowly
and keep your right foot covering the
brake pedal in case you need to stop
Here are some examples of hand signals.
STRAIGHT LINE REVERSING
Reversing to the left provides a clear view in
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