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Backing

Backing up a truck and hitting a stationary object is one of the most frequent causes of a loss for a trucking company. Read the information below on how to properly back into a straight parking spot, and ask yourself how you can improve your driving style to avoid a backing crash.
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Safety Backing Techniques

Backing up to a dock or into a parking space are two of the most common activities performed by professional truck drivers. It is also one of the most common causes of claims.  According to the National Safety Council, backing accidents cause approximately 500 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year. The majority of these can be prevented if the driver remembers to simply get out and look (GOAL) at the area he/she is backing into before starting the maneuver. For your convenience, Great West Casualty Company offers free GOAL stickers that can be placed in the cab to remind drivers.
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