Use Your Mirrors When Hitching a Trailer to a Truck

Oscar H. Will III shares information about how to use mirrors when hitching a trailer to a truck.

wheels turned to the right
Well into the turn, our farmer has turned the truck's wheels slightly to the right to allow the truck to follow the trailer and to end the turn. Novices tend to overcorrect at this point, and rather than gradually straightening the truck with respect to the trailer, they overshoot and cause the trailer to turn opposite the desired direction. At this point, drivers should get out of reverse and pull the rig ahead to straighten things out before backing up again.