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Revised Alley Dock with two free pull-ups

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This is a Mooney CDL Training video illustrating how to back a tractor/trailer rig into an alley dock. This version illustrates the use of two free pull-ups on the CDL test.
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Isaac Chuene (12 hours ago)
Eesh I have code14 but I don't know if I can really do that.
Aaron Nunya (1 day ago)
See all those lines (cracks) in the concrete? Use them, they are everywhere and are your best friend when backing. Even shadows can help.
videos4mydad (4 days ago)
This is basically parallel parking x100
jersey joe (12 days ago)
U suck
Charles Chalissery (17 days ago)
what truck? WB 40, WB 62 or WB 67?
The Kidd (17 days ago)
2 free pull ups? dumb. oh wait, that's how they train Swift to take off your front bumper at 2am!
Singh 007 (23 days ago)
Can anybody tell me is it right that we can't make any pull ups before our trailer last tyres entered in front cones Of an alley?
Chick Mooney (22 days ago)
In utah you can pull up when ever you deem necessary. You do not have to be in the alley first.
Waldner Douglas (25 days ago)
I was told that the trailer has to enter the box before you can pull up. Otherwise, if the trail doesn't enter the box the pull up has to be back to the a 90 degree angle to the box again and counts as one of your pull ups. Is that true that the trailer has to enter the box? So, for example since his trailer didn't enter the box and since his pull up wasn't back to a 90 degree angle, that is an automatic fail.
Chick Mooney (25 days ago)
In Utah that is NOT the case.
cavefalcon (27 days ago)
In Poland if you driving like this on exam = FAIL. 1. You can backing only from the blind side. 2. You can only one time changing driving direction (back, front, back). 3. You can't exit truck to check finish distance. 4. You have time limit to finish maneuvers. 5. And the best: comparision to US salary the exam costs: 250 USD. You can watch here (without trailer): https://youtu.be/va3t4DES6Kw?t=111 and here (with trailer) https://youtu.be/0Yf7irKcXEg?t=297 because you need pass two exams if you want driving truck with trailer.
Allan Santa Maria (29 days ago)
88 Mike
Danico Williamson (1 month ago)
Always love trailer driving wish I could learn more
Luxottica Illusion of choice (1 month ago)
Guys buy 250$ rear Bluetooth camera with lcd cabin monitor for your truck it will help big time!
Kimberly G (1 month ago)
Also wondering how Where you trailer tire position is they seem far up the sliding tandem frame(towards the Tractor) and also wondering how long the Trailer might be. thanks in advance......
Kimberly G (1 month ago)
I thought you had to make some of you Trailer in the "alley" Box before you could get a "Free" Pull Up? and / or if you were to Do a Pull Up like you did in the Video here you had to Start over? SO Again. You Can Pull Up to the boundary cones If YOUR TRAILER Is "Early" like you did in the Video??? what State are you in?? Maybe my state is different? But its a DOT thing right? so thats FEDERAL? anyways thanks in Advance for answer. Kimberly
Ron Kessler (1 month ago)
I’ve always heard that you can’t make a forward pull-up until the back of the trailer has crossed the first two cones. -Ohio
i' m (1 month ago)
سواق Good driver
Rovik Rb (2 months ago)
during the exam skilses you can go out from the cab to look behind ???
tennesseewalker12 (2 months ago)
shit is to easy
Fah Blizza (2 months ago)
Been on this Earth for 32 years and this is by far the hardest thing I've ever had to learn.
Adrian Leon (2 months ago)
Nice vid bro great job
Mark Tuggle (2 months ago)
This is the alley dock? I thought there would be less space? I've been in some depots where there was less space. You have to start close to the spot then angle the trailer towards the spot.
Julio Diaz (2 months ago)
The 4th Horseman (2 months ago)
I remember taking my test,heart racing, hands sweating, and so nervous. Now I'm a city driver. I feel more comfortable driving a truck than my own car. It's actually all about practicing. No one can be taught how to drive. You have to learn from mistakes. Just don't hit anything while learning and you'll get there for sure.
Votka S (2 months ago)
Very good video, this helps me a lot for the 1st time I go to do my test.
CSX2586 Rail Rider Raby (2 months ago)
Done my frist on when I was 7
126cardinal (2 months ago)
these trucks should deff have cameras in the back
Mthandazi Vilakazi (2 months ago)
I like the way hi drive
Kendrick Osborn (3 months ago)
I use this very method and passed with only one pull up. Very informative video. Well at least it was for me.
Richard Hoapili (3 months ago)
For all the people that failed your tests What ever you guys do never give up
Richard Hoapili (2 months ago)
Mike White failure is not an option you worked this hard to get where your at right now close your eyes and imagine you doing the alley dock take a deep breath open your eyes and do your thing and think only positive thoughts it helps a lot to calm your nerves and think of the big smiles your gonna get when you let them know you got your A license
Mike White (2 months ago)
I'm trying so hard not to give but I just can't pass the alley dock...not enough practice..i have til Monday to pass or I get sent back home empty handed..my boys our looking up to me. I feel like I've failed them
Crip Franco (3 months ago)
It's not even 90 degress no more
Crip Franco (3 months ago)
How u going to fuck up on teaching video
James Gray (3 months ago)
To many variables .. We teach it in 4 moves of the steering wheel .. And practice does make perfect .. Alley dock is a jack knifing procedure ..
dhaliwal sabh (3 months ago)
Trucker Pete (3 months ago)
This is easy! I want a how to alley dock but with only about 40-50 ft in front of parking space. Had to back up to something similar today & struggled so much
Robert Boyer (3 months ago)
I can't really see which way you turn when you pull up the first time. It doesn't even look like the steers turned. Maybe I steer too hard?
Michael J (3 months ago)
You should have been closer to your left this would have gave u more room to work with This should have been done with only one pull up
Manuel Santos (3 months ago)
Getting my cdl was a great accomplishment
Zhoongiidaay- ay (3 months ago)
Great video, very helpful of what I was doing wrong with my practice yesterday. I'm currently in AZ training, with a week and a half left till my road test. I'm hoping for the best and to pass in one go.
RobertBOUSKILL (3 months ago)
You hit this from the wrong side. Pull up close to the trailers until you clear the empty spot. When your body crosses the imaginary line at the edge of the spot turn left as fast as you can and wait for your trailer to follow you around. Once you stop you can go into reverst and the trailer will drop into the spot. It is magic.
Black Mans (3 months ago)
I take my test on the 28th of June I been attending international truck school in Stockton California this video and a lot of practice has helped me a lot thank you
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
Personally, I like to 90° in a hole much more than 45°. As a student, I did it like they told me to do it, but after being out here 7 years, I'll slam those tandams all the way back and 90 in all day long.
R Dukes (3 months ago)
Heinzkitz Velvet I agree I like to 90 in too
Jeffrey Whitworth (4 months ago)
This back would be a whole lot easier with your tandems set back all the way.
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
Jeffrey Whitworth Agreed.
Jeffrey Whitworth (4 months ago)
I have only been driving 17 years, but I am still learning. If it's tight, I slide my tandems all the way back since some shippers/receivers want them slid back anyway.
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
Jeffrey Whitworth Absolutely! It's better this way in a controlled environment where you can only destroy a little orange rubber cone. But I think students should practice with the tandems in a more realistic setting. There's a sweet spot for those tandems, about 13 holes up from the back, that makes the trailer a dream to drive AND back. I know weight distribution doesn't always allow that, but when you can, it's the best spot.
TjThaReal13 (4 months ago)
Yea, except you have nowhere near that much room in an actual parking lot or truck stop....10x harder when you are trying not to damage a $200k truck on either side of you
TjThaReal13 (3 months ago)
Michael Hawes lets see...truck, trailer, all the equipment that goes with it and customizations...that set upwith a newer truck can hit 200 easy
Michael Hawes (3 months ago)
i would be worried about the guy or girl that spent 200 grand on a truck
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
TjThaReal13 That's when you slide the tandems back. There's WAY too much ass hanging off that trailer. That's the quickest way to hit something.
Martin Godinez (4 months ago)
After 3 years of driving I could tell you that that imaginary Red Line is crucial. your Brain power to extend that line out, always start turning before you get to the line, by the time the back wheel is over the imaginary line you should be almost perfect.
Robert Sise (4 months ago)
When the driver got out to inspect his distance frim the dock, would have been a good time to open and secure the trailer doors too. Also, it was good to not after his first pull up that his steer corrections were quick and small. Good video.
TX militia (4 months ago)
I do this with a 57 tandems all the way back piece of cake
rig rocker (4 months ago)
Funny. I just did this. It's not hard drivers
Jaimi Perry (4 months ago)
rig rocker just because you find something easy doesn't mean it's the same for everyone else.
Luis Mendez (5 months ago)
I had 12 chances couldn’t fucking gget it
j minor (5 months ago)
I followed these exact instructions with some practice and passed my driving skill test . excellent instructional video
M. Lo (5 months ago)
With all that room you had when you started there's no need for a pull up
BILLY Gomez (5 months ago)
I could have done this in 1...there is more than enough room for it and that's a junk 900 that don't turn all that great..but it's taken me 40yrs if experience to learn this and still learning..
Jay Peso (5 months ago)
That was 2 easy! 🤔
Yacine China (5 months ago)
thanks thanls thanks very much
zulfiqar ali (5 months ago)
You said go forward if you have not place forward then ? I am also truck driver and I have 6 experience only but I can park every truck parking place from bliend Sid and driver side you all making videos but even you also don't know how to tell people's so think about it
MsDannyrevs (6 months ago)
I have no CDL but I have a ton of practice at this I am a full-time Yard Switcher at a Distribution Center, we never leave the yard so no CDL required. If you have a big Distribution center in your area try to get a Yard Dog job it is a great way to get paid to practice moving trailers around and learning how to do a pull through, and button hooks, 45 and ally docks or button hook away from parking space so you can straight line back. Lots of practice I move 75-90 trailers a shift. Good exercise too climbing them 3 steps up to the truck and walking back to open swing doors and kick chocks. You also learn how to hook up gladhands and operate the airbrake system valves you learn what it means to slip a king pin or fail to couple and almost drop a trailer "even though you tugged it and it passed the tug test." cranking landing gear and if you are lucky you will get to move around pup trailers as well fast reacting little terds they make 53' look easy.
MsDannyrevs (9 days ago)
Yes it depends on the account. If you never leave the yard you do not need a CDL
burkey426 (1 month ago)
I hate pups and flatbed 28’s
Manoj Agnihotri (1 month ago)
Can we be a Yard Shunter without CDL
Chapo (2 months ago)
MsDannyrevs big difference in yard truck and sleeper
Anthony Abelardo (6 months ago)
Alley dock lol.. as OTR you have to back up in truck stops like this all the time. The amount of space you have is nearly no room for error. I was OTR for 2 weeks.
Idris (6 months ago)
Every trailer should have a backup camera 😁
spaniordmaximus (3 days ago)
Back up camera can help just a little bit.. you may need multiple cameras.
Steph (17 days ago)
Drive better than anyone at 19 ? lol this idiotic mindset is why young men pay way more for insurance. At 19, you suck; whether you want to admit it or not.
pumpernickle nicklepumper (1 month ago)
+viny vici no dipshit its called evolution of technology and cars why the fuck wouldn't u want to use one? Ive been driving since i was 12 im 19 rn and i drive better then anyone and still use cameras fuck outta here
Luxottica Illusion of choice (1 month ago)
Agreed! Camera must be for safe drivers!!!
Fah Blizza (2 months ago)
viny vici No. Camera should be for safe drivers.
Kenyon Hicks (6 months ago)
Can you get out and look before you’re in the box?
Kenyon Hicks (6 months ago)
Shaquille Bennett thank you
Shaquille Bennett (6 months ago)
Kenyon Hicks yea should have two free get outs . Use one make sure you’re in the box & not outside the wall & use last one to check if you’re in the box or close to it .
Mua Mulwa (6 months ago)
Only one free pull up in Minnesota
Most Popular Videos Around (7 months ago)
When I create the warehouse I'm going to have dock doors 50 feet apart
Young Hustla (7 months ago)
How do you remember what way you turn your wheels?
Before & After (9 days ago)
you have absolutely easy way to explane the whole video nice
donald selke (2 months ago)
Another good thing do turn towards trouble
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
Shelby k My drill sergeant of an instructor told me to put my hand on top of the wheel and watch my mirrors when the trailer starts to drift, move my hand in that direction and it straightens up.
Temper Thurman (4 months ago)
Use your mirrors. If you see more tire on one side and not the other, turn your wheel into the side with more tire to straighten it.
Shelby k (6 months ago)
You can also put your hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and turn in the direction you want your trailer to go so if you wanna go right turn the bottom of the wheel to the right
Ben Bloomington (7 months ago)
If there is a wireless back camera for the Trailer then you don't have to get off the truck to see the space available. Saves time.
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
Ben Bloomington Yep, right up until the moment you drive away under another trailer and forget to grab your expensive wireless backing camera. There's no excuse for being so lazy that you don't want to get out of the truck to find out what is going on 75' behind you. It's not a car. You CANNOT be staring at a dashboard screen while you're backing up. That camera is only going to show you 1 angle. It's not gonna show you what your tandems might be driving over. It won't show you the side of your trailer destroying the hood of someone else's tractor. Nor will it show you if the top of your trailer is about to take off the awning on someone's building. No. It won't save you any time at all because all of your time will be spent writing up accident reports. To back safely, you MUST use all the tools available. Both mirrors, head out the window looking at what is going on and most important is goal... Get Out And Look
Kaleb Forbes (7 months ago)
im having a pretty hard time on mine too. i can pass everything but the 90 in west virginia. i can do both offsets without pull ups but my brain just cant do the 90
Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
90 is my favourite way to back in. Some places see just too difficult to 45 your way into and 90 is your only option. I liked it so much, it's pretty much the only way I back in now.
dr stinky (4 months ago)
Chew a piece of gum. And don't over think. Once that happens you screw yourself up.
Ben Santaguida (6 months ago)
Kaleb Forbes Stop over thinking it. Been there, done that till i relaxed and went with the flow.
K.B. Shaw's (7 months ago)
Thats one way... I pull up, turn my wheel all the way to the right... back up, and kinda jack knife... straighten up my wheel... 1 full turn to the right... drive it in... if done right, no pull ups are needed... js... If i had a drone id video that...
Barry Adams (7 months ago)
No truck and trailer to practice on
Black Mans (3 months ago)
Barry Adams I thought the same thing needed a truck to practice with but in do time all the angles will come into veiw
Barry Adams (7 months ago)
My biggest thing is trying to find that imaginary line... I need help
lowriderrider (10 days ago)
I really think he is kidding
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Heinzkitz Velvet (4 months ago)
Barry Adams It's kind of like basketball. When you shoot, you've got to imagine the arc the ball needs to travel in order to hit the basket. I look at the back tandem tire and the painted line on the ground and imagine an arc between the two. Then I stick the bitch in the hole.
Barry Adams (7 months ago)
I failed mine too, using too many pull ups, im going back next week... Just a setback
Before & After (9 days ago)
Do you get it ?
zeytekiet gual ydeli aloku (2 months ago)
Barry Adams bro you idiot for failing that shit
Michael J (3 months ago)
Barry Adams you are over thinking it
Monica Cowans (4 months ago)
Barry Adams I passed my pretrip but failed my backing
Joey thakid (8 months ago)
Im studying to become a CPA how did i get here
Aaron (5 months ago)
Joey thakid I’m studying to get my CPA too! LOL!
Mista Butterworth (6 months ago)
Joey thakid - YouTube algorithms recognized your search terms, and for your benefit lead you to videos of jobs way more fun than accounting.
Diego Mendez (8 months ago)
In a real life scenario nothing like this, good luck people
Omid Ahmadzai (6 months ago)
That's is easy for me
BOXER69 (8 months ago)
I can do this with my eyes close.
Minta (2 months ago)
BOXER69 me too 😂😂😂😂
Gremlin (5 months ago)
BOXER69 spoken like a true Swift Driver
Gremlin (5 months ago)
Spoken like a true Swift Driver
Andy Davis (7 months ago)
Doubt it
wiener wantalot (8 months ago)
J.ALEXAN13 it's better with your eyes open lol
Paulie Wallnuts (8 months ago)
lol 2 pull ups for the instructor
gEt nEuterd (8 months ago)
Perfect camera angle for beginners! Liked and subscribed!
Caleb Cortez (8 months ago)
The ONLY way to get this is to practice,practice,practice!!!!
MsDannyrevs (9 days ago)
Not if you never leave the yard
J.A. (17 days ago)
+MsDannyrevs you still have to have a class A cdl to be a yard dog
jay parlato (2 months ago)
Man we don't even have this much room to pull foward just enough if u don't get it right the first time you would have to start over
Richard Hoapili (2 months ago)
Mike Akins for me I like small classes it gives me more one on one time with the people who need more help or jus more seat time to practice 🤙🏽
Minta (2 months ago)
Sha Murray lollll
KENNETH KING (9 months ago)
About how far are you out from the box? Great vid by the way.
Ben Santaguida (6 months ago)
Just remember it takes 10 feet for your tires to do one full revolution.
Picture Me Rollin (9 months ago)
Just failed mine because I use too many pull ups. A 45 degree is so much easier than a 95 degree.
August Sage (7 months ago)
If it took you 15 pull ups to do an alley dock...I don't blame the trooper for not trusting you on the road
wiener wantalot (8 months ago)
Dario Campos congrats party time
Truly Trill (8 months ago)
Picture Me Rollin big up yuh self
Picture Me Rollin (8 months ago)
Dario Campos I passed my driving test yesterday. I am officially a CDL operator.
Dario Campos (8 months ago)
Picture Me Rollin .Don't feel bat about it this is never ending learning story.
Eric Alexander (9 months ago)
great and to the point video, i have an interview test tomorrow and have watched this tons trying to prepare thanks a bunch
Paul Deknikker (10 months ago)
Very good example.
BlackDynamite901 (10 months ago)
After more than a year I still have gotten everything done with a 45.
soblessed D General (10 months ago)
This is the hardest maneuver
Dun Deal (7 days ago)
soblessed D General doing it on your blind side is the harder maneuver.
Michael J (3 months ago)
soblessed D General it’s not hard. This is simple maneuver. Have your driver window down and look
5065ca (6 months ago)
soblessed D General maybe offset using passenger mirror
Blue Collar Millennial (7 months ago)
I had more trouble with the parallel parking
paskalaitos pieksämäki (7 months ago)
Not really. If every truck kind counts.
E Street (11 months ago)
Thank you
Eric Wannamaker-Bey (11 months ago)
Great video!
wiener wantalot (8 months ago)
Eric Wannamaker-Bey what video