Backing and Parking

Safe and Smart New Driver Training

New Driver Training: Backing and Parking

This course is designed to help inexperienced CDL Class A drivers with the proper procedures for backing, parking, and docking.

Successfully backing a vehicle requires skill, practice, patience, and good judgment. Improper or inattentive backing can result in lost time, additional paperwork, and damage to vehicles, buildings, or other equipment. Backing and parking can be some of the most difficult maneuvers a driver performs.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe how to safely back your vehicle
  • Explain how to safely park your vehicle
  • Explain additional precautions to take when backing in loading docks and parking lots

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Backing and Parking Course Topics

The course topics include:

  • General Backing Guidelines
  • Backing Techniques
  • Backing Safely
  • Backing Safety Tip


  • Street Parking
  • Parking Lots


  • Loading Docks

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 20 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.