Turning Tips When Driving A 3 Axle Flatbed Trailer
The turning of a 3 axle flatbed trailer is actually very simple
Grasping the steering wheel of the semi trailer tractor has a very vivid clock diagram for reference. On the steering wheel clock, the left hand is held between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the right hand is held between 2 o’clock and 3 o’clock. The right hand must be held higher than the left hand. Both thumbs are close to the handle. Not as tight as a fist. Of course, this pose is not for beauty. It has a very important direct relationship with security.
We drove the 3 axle flatbed trailer on the road, except going straight or turning. Turning seems to be the simplest operation. But it involves a lot of learning. Let’s start with the steering wheel. My suggestion is that when turning left, the left hand (between 10:00 and 12:00) should be higher than the right hand (between 3:00 and 4:00) in advance, and keep the normal posture when turning right.
Why? If you don’t, you will have to change the position of holding the steering wheel when turning. This can cause hands to cross, which is very dangerous. Have you ever thought about turning a 3 axle flatdeck trailer. In case of emergency, what should I do if my hands are locked.
Take the nearest lane
If you were careful, you might have noticed. At many intersections, your right turn and straight ahead are released at the same time as the green light. At this time, only the lane of the nearest 3 axle flatbed semi trailer is yours. The turning lane of the 3-axle flatbed trailer will not affect the normal driving of other vehicles. It also avoids scratching accidents with other vehicles. Another thing to note is that you need to raise the throttle to slow down before turning. After entering the curve, add oil appropriately. Facilitate smooth entry to the next lane.
Do not change lanes continuously
On expressways and viaducts, in order to drive more smoothly. Many people will constantly change their semi-trailer reversing lane. It is allowed to change the lane of 3 axle flatbed trailer in non solid line sections. But there are two prerequisites.Turn on the turn signal in advance. Clearly tell the vehicle behind you which direction you want to change. Another thing is that you can’t change more than two lanes in a row.