This procedure can be very simple and every trucker must be familiar with it, because if they don´t know how to move the fifth wheel of their truck, they could unintentionally harm it while maneuvering in reduced places.
Following, we will list you some advice on how to slide the 5th wheel:
But, what happen if one pin does not slide?
Don’t forget to:
Monitor the distance between the back of the tractor and the front face of the trailer. Otherwise, if they are too close they may hit while you take a corner.
In case you are a produce carrier you need to exercise caution during the process of loading cargo at the produce docks because it’s very common having a steep deep before the loading dock. And not having this in mind can provoke an accidental collision of the truck and trailer while backing the vehicle.