Drone Footage Of A Tractor Trailer Driver Backing Into A Tight Spot, Complete With His How-To Commentary

October 5, 2017


Note: Some brief yelling and a dirty word at the beginning ("You saw that guy right there, man -- he could have gone way wider than that, man. And those the type of truckers you just gotta JACK SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF! Like my boy Carolina Tanglebush say, man.")

This is some drone footage of a trucker backing his rig into a tight spot between two other tractor trailers, and discussing his technique during the process. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that I would never make a good trucker. Partly because I can't even back out of my parents' driveway without taking out their mailbox or a rosebush, but mostly because I don't think I have the voice for it. Between listening to this guy and Jack Burton in Big Trouble In Little China last night I'm pretty sure I'm pregnant now.

Keep going for the very informative video.

Thanks to Marcus O, who agrees the key to backing up is not caring what you hit in the process.

  • GunTotingLib

    The guy was backing his 8 foot wide trailer into a spot that looks about 14 foot wide in one of the roomiest truck stops I have ever seen. That was not a hard back and any driver unable to make that one (he should have one shotted it instead of having to use a pull up) should not be on the road.

  • Andyman7714

    I was scrolling down all set to comment when I passed this picture of some hot woman in a Hanes underwear ad. Totally forgot what I was going to say. Probably for the best.

  • Michael Hart

    Get out and look.

  • RBx

    did he say scraight/scrate/skrate? I swear he says skrate instead of straight, maybe I don't hear goodish.

  • Jason Christopher

    I have no doubt that there is some logic behind this that i don't understand, but what about all of the wide open, easily accessible parking spaces he just drove past?

  • comedy of terrors

    So he could make the video.

  • Corky McButterpants

    So while poorly explaining how to perfectly slot in... and exclaiming how he didn't even have to do a pull up, he does a pull up while telling us doing a pull up doesn't mean you know how to back!!?

  • Closet Nerd

    When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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