Alley Dock Backing and Parking Training – [Full Video Kit]


Everything that's included such as certificate of completion, trainee quiz, answer sheet, and Presenter's Guide plus full training video

If you employ Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers, you know how important the alley dock maneuver is. Being able to back up your semi truck is a difficult skill to learn. That’s where this Alley Dock Backing and Parking Training program comes in. It will teach your commercial drivers how to back up their big rigs, park their trucks, and more. Protect your drivers and your trucks by giving your CDL drivers the training they need on alley dock parking and backing maneuvers.

This Alley Dock Training Covers the Following:

  • What are the dangers that truck drivers face when backing up their trucks?
  • What is the best way to prevent accidents when backing up or parking a semi-truck?
  • What additional dangers do traffic and pedestrians present when alley docking?
  • What does the acronym “GOAL” mean? (Get Out and Look whenever possible)
  • Where are the blind spots when backing up a commercial motor vehicle? (There are at least six: the left and right sides of the truck, the front and rear of the truck and trailer, and above and below the truck)

Straight Line Backing Discussion Ponts:

  • Whenever a driver is performing a backing maneuver, their visibility is very limited
  • What are some things to consider when a backing maneuver is performed? (overhead wires, other trucks or cars, tree limbs, overhead obstructions like roofs or awnings, pedestrians, and many more)
  • Why is driving forward always preferable to backing up?
  • What are some general safety best practices when parking or backing an alley dock? (Make sure the truck is in the best position to back up safely, maintain control, and constantly check for potential hazards. Back to the left whenever possible, as backing to the right is your blind side, and it’s harder to see what’s going on if you notice you are drifting, then turn your steering wheel in the direction of the drift, use your mirrors and much more)

Alley Dock Parking and Backing Maneuver:

  • When driving a tractor-trailer, there are times when straight-line backing isn’t possible, so you will have to perform the alley dock parking maneuver
  • “Alley Docking” means you are backing the truck up at a 45 or 90-degree angle so that you can get through a narrow space
  • What extra preparation and caution are required for alley dock backing maneuvers compared to straight-line backing maneuvers?
  • When are times that a spotter might be helpful? (If one is available)
  • What is the role of a backup camera when performing alley dock parking or backing?
  • What process needs to be followed when the truck reaches the dock? (set the brakes, make sure the truck is positioned properly on the dock, make sure the dock plate matches up with the truck floor, and much more)

Additional Topics Covered In This Alley Dock Maneuver Training:

  • What is the role of “Jacking” when performing the alley dock process? (this is where you put the cab of the truck at a 90-degree angle to the trailer and change the direction that the trailer wheels are following)
  • How do you “chase” the trailer to align with the truck’s cab?
  • What is the difference between a 45-degree alley dock move versus a 90-degree alley dock move?
  • What do you do if the truck and trailer are not aligned? (You pull forward and straighten yourself out, then begin the maneuver again)
  • and, much more….

Teaching your truck drivers the ins and outs of safely operating their commercial motor vehicles benefits all involved. It keeps your drivers safe, your trucks safe, your customers safe, and, of course, pedestrians and other vehicles safe. Since the alley dock process is difficult to learn and master, this Alley Dock Parking and Backing course will help your drivers with this common tactic.

Alley Dock Training Delivery Methods:

The training course is available on an English-speaking DVD or USB stick. It has a runtime of 17 minutes. We also offer this course in an online format, which can be either a standalone program or part of a larger online safety training library.

This Complete Alley Dock Maneuver Training Program Includes These Items:

  • Full-length Alley Dock Backing and Parking safety training video
  • Employee quiz and answer sheet
  • A “Presenter’s Guide” if you are going to do this training in person
  • A printable training sign-in sheet to keep track of your training program
  • A printable Certificate of Completion. You can print as many copies of the Certificate as you need

Alley Dock Backing and Parking Full-Length Preview Video:

All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

Purchases made before 7:00 pm EST will be shipped out the same business day!

You will receive a tracking number for your package via email within a few hours of placing your order. Shipping is a flat $12.00.


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