BACKING TOWARD THE SEMITRAILER AND COUPLING
a. Make sure your tractor is alined straight in front of the semitrailer.
b. Slowly back your truck under the semitrailer gooseneck so that the gooseneck
contacts the fifth wheel guide ramps with the semitrailer kingpin centered as
closely as possible in the throat of the fifth wheel. Stop, shift to Neutral, and
apply Park Brake. Verify correct alinement as shown.
c. Make sure you have contact with the semitrailer and the fifth wheel ramps. If
the kingpin comes in too high, it will not engage in the fifth wheel correctly.