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Florida CDL Handbook: Exercises

With the Florida CDL Driver Handbook, you can study up on the issues that specifically relate to earning your CDL endorsement.

Florida CDL Handbook: Exercises

Table of Contents

12. Basic Vehicle Control Skills

12.2.1 - Straight Line Backing

You may be asked to back your vehicle in a straight line between two rows of cones without touching or crossing over the exercise boundaries. (See Figure 12.1.)

Straight Line Backing
Figure 12-1

12.2.2 - Offset Back/Right

You may be asked to back into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle. You are to back into that space without striking the side or rear boundaries marked by cones. You must place your vehicle completely into the space. (See Figure 12.2)

Offset Back/Right
Figure 12-2

12.2.3 - Offset Back/Left

You may be asked to back into a space that is to the left rear of your vehicle. You are to back into that space without striking the side or rear boundaries marked by cones. You must place your vehicle completely into the space. (See Figure 12.3)

Offset Back/Left
Figure 12-3

12.2.4 - Parallel Park (Driver Side)

You may be asked to park in a parallel parking space that is on your left. You are to drive past the parking space and back into it bringing the rear of your vehicle as close as possible to the rear of the space without crossing side or rear boundaries marked by cones. You are to try to get your vehicle (or trailer, if combination vehicle) completely into the space. (See Figure 12.4)

Parallel Park (Driver Side)
Figure 12-4

12.2.5 - Parallel Park (Conventional)

You may be asked to park in a parallel parking space that is on your right. You are to drive past the parking space and back into it bringing the rear of your vehicle as close as possible to the rear of the space without crossing side or rear boundaries marked by cones. You are to try to get your vehicle (or trailer, if combination vehicle) completely into the space. (See Figure 12.5)

Parallel Park (Conventional)
Figure 12-5

12.2.6 - Alley Dock

You may be asked to sight-side back your vehicle into an alley, bringing the rear of your vehicle as close as possible to the rear of the alley without going beyond the exercise boundary marked by a line or row of cones. (See Figure 12.6.)

Alley Dock
Figure 12-6