Tractor Trailer Backing Tips & Techniques?

Answer Tractor trailers perform an important job of moving consumer goods throughout the country. Exports and imports constantly enter and leave the country through ports of call where the goods arrive by... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Tractor Trailer Backing Tips & Techniques

How tall is a tractor trailer?

The average height of a tractor trailer is 13 feet, 6 inches. Trucks higher than that risk the chance of hitting an overpass and possibly damaging both the truck and overpass. Tractor trailers that... Read More »

How long is a tractor trailer?

The minimum length of a truck-tractor-semitrailer combination in accordance with the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration is 48 feet, or the grandfathered limit imposed by... Read More »

What is the horsepower of a tractor trailer?

The horsepower of a semi-truck varies by manufacturer and engine. Typically, it's between about 340 hp and 500 hp in modern trucks. Older models may have lower horsepower and some special-purpose r... Read More »

Tractor Trailer Driver Training?

If you want to drive a tractor trailer, you must get a commercial driver's license, commonly referred to as a CDL or a Class A license. You don't need to go to school to prepare for this license, b... Read More »