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A. Drive slowly
B. Use your brake lights to warn drivers behind you
C. Turn on you flashers / hazard lights
D. All answers are correct
Driving in work zones require extra care, and because of the workers risking their lives to keep the road in good condition you should drive slowly, use your hazards, and use your brake lights as communication devices.
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A. Slight overloading of a vehicle can make its brakes work better
B. State laws dictate legal weight limits
C. The legal maximum weight allowed by a state can be considered safe for all driving conditions
D. If the shipper loads cargo, the driver is not responsible for overloading
You must keep weights within legal limits. States have maximums for GVWRs, GCWRs, and axle weights.
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A. You need both hands on the wheel to turn safely.
B. Both of the above are correct.
C. It is usually illegal to turn off your signal before starting a turn.
Signal continuously. You need both hands on the wheel to turn safely. Don't cancel the signal until you have completed the turn.
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B. Exhaust, electrical, hydraulics, and engine
C. Brake system
There are four basic types of retarders: exhaust, engine, hydraulic, and electric.
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A. When you downshift for a hill, you should do so after you start down the hill
B. When double clutching, you should let the RPM's decrease while the clutch is released, and the shift lever is in neutral
C. When you downshift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve
Slow down to a safe speed, and downshift to the right gear before entering the curve. This lets you use some power through the curve to help the vehicle be more stable while turning. It also allows you to speed up as soon as you are out of the curve.
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A. All of the above
B. The steepness of the grade
C. The total weight of your vehicle and its cargo
D. The road conditions
Your most important consideration is to select a speed that is not too fast for the: total weight of the vehicle and cargo, length of the grade, steepness of the grade, road conditions, and weather.
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A. The brake pedal feels unusual
B. The vehicle pulls to one side when the brake pedal is pressed
C. All answers are correct
D. Stopping action is delayed
With hydraulic systems a delay in braking, spongy or unusual feeling pedal, or pulling to one side or the other can mean there are issues.
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A. All answers are correct
B. Check for overloads
C. Check if cargo is secured
D. Check for poorly balanced weight
As part of your Vehicle inspection, make sure the truck is not overloaded and the cargo is balanced and secured properly.
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A. excessive speeding (15 mph or more above the posted limit) and improper lane changes.
B. reckless driving and following a vehicle too closely.
C. both of the above.
Serious traffic violations are excessive speeding, reckless driving, improper or erratic lane changes, following a vehicle too closely, traffic offenses committed in a CMV in connection with fatal traffic accidents, etc.
10 / 40
A. You can sober up in less time.
B. Judgment and self-control are affected.
C. You see more clearly how alcohol is affecting you.
Alcohol affects more and more of the brain as BAC builds up. The first part of the brain affected controls judgment and self-control.
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A. Making sure that cargo is properly secured
B. Inspecting the cargo
C. Ensuring the freshness of sealed cargo
D. Recognizing possible overloads
You cannot inspect sealed loads, but you should check that you don't exceed gross weight and axle weight limits, and that the cargo is properly secured.
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A. When the road is slippery you should keep more space in front of your vehicle
B. Smaller vehicles require more space to stop than larger ones
C. Many accidents are caused by drivers keeping too much space in front of their vehicles
Remember that when the road is slippery, you need much more space to stop, and should keep more space in front of your vehicle.
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A. purposely straddling two lanes of traffic.
B. purposely blocking another vehicle from changing lanes.
C. frequent changes of speed.
Aggressive driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle in a selfish, bold, or pushy manner, without regard for the rights or safety of others. The frequent changes of speed is a distracted driver trait.
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A. all of the above are true.
B. your truck will probably pull toward the driver's side.
C. it's more comfortable for turning your neck.
D. you can see better, watching the vehicle's rear from the side window.
Back to the driver's side so that you can see better. Backing toward the right side is very dangerous because you can't see as well. If you back and turn toward the driver's side, you can watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
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A. Poor trailer ventilation can cause flammable cargo to catch fire.
B. Underinflated tires will NOT cause a vehicle fire.
C. Carrying a properly charged fire extinguisher will help prevent fires.
The following are some causes of vehicle fires: spilled fuel, improper use of flares, under-inflated tires , duals that touch, short circuits, loose connections, improper fueling, loose fuel connections, flammable cargo, improperly sealed or loaded cargo or with poor ventilation.
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A. After each break you take
B. Within the first 50 miles
C. All of the above
D. Every three hours or 150 miles
Inspect the cargo and its securing devices again within the first 50 miles after beginning a trip, and you will need to inspect again after you have driven for 3 hours or 150 miles and after every break you take during driving.
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The B:C type fire extinguisher is designed to work on electrical fires and burning liquids, not on wood.
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A. Slow down, shift to a low gear, and gently apply the brakes.
B. Speed up or shift to a higher gear.
C. Apply the brakes harder and faster.
Avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water if possible. If not, you should: slow down and place transmission in a low gear, and gently put on the brakes.
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A. Apply the brakes often to keep the linings dry
B. Downshift to stop
C. Stop driving and park where it is safe to do so
If the surface is icy, reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
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A. There is no need to worry about engine overheating when the weather is very cold
B. In snowstorms, wiper blades should be adjusted so that they do not make direct contact with the windshield
C. Exhaust system leaks are less dangerous in cold weather
D. Windshield washer antifreeze should be added to the washer reservoir
Use windshield washer antifreeze to prevent freezing of the washer liquid.
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A. Weighing the cargo, properly securing the cargo, and delivering the cargo
B. Inspecting the cargo, recognizing overloads, and properly securing the cargo
C. Preparing the shipping papers, inspecting the cargo, and properly securing the cargo
You must make sure the truck is not overloaded and the cargo is balanced and secured before each trip.
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A. It can only be paid off by sleeping.
B. It will go away by itself over a period of time.
C. It can be overcome with willpower and non-sleep aids.
’t sleep enough, you "owe" more sleep to yourself. This debt can only be paid off by sleeping.
23 / 40
A. Windshield wipers, mirrors, and hood latches
B. Low beams, high beams, four-way flashers, and turn signals
C. Oil, transmission, air compressor, and radiator
Go to front of vehicle and check that low beams are on and both of the four-way flashers are working, check that high beams, parking, clearance, side-marker, and identification lights work. Turn on right turn signal and start walk-around inspection, then check the left turn.
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A. Can make a vehicle more likely to tip over on curves
B. Should be kept as high as possible
C. Is only a problem if the vehicle is overloaded
When more cargo is piled up in a truck, the "center of gravity" moves higher up from the road. The truck becomes easier to turn over.
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A. Steer to the right.
B. Prepare for impact.
C. Brake hard.
If an oncoming driver has drifted into your lane, a move to your right is best. If that driver realizes what has happened, the natural response will be to return to his or her own lane.
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A. post-trip, pre-trip, en-route.
B. both of the above.
C. maintenance, physical, general.
Pre-trip occurs before you leave for your trip, En-route occurs during any break you take while driving, and post-trip occurs when your route is finished.
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A. less maximum axle weight for axles that are far apart.
B. the same maximum axle weight for any axle spacing.
C. less maximum axle weight for axles that are close together.
A bridge formula permits less maximum axle weight for axles that are closer together. This is to prevent overloading bridges and roadways
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A. All of the above
B. Moving van
D. Car carrier
These trailers can get stuck on raised crossings: Low slung units (lowboy, car carrier, moving van, possum-belly livestock trailer). Single-axle tractor pulling a long trailer with its landing gear set to accommodate a tandem-axle tractor.
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A. Hard steering and possible damage to the tires
B. Too little traction on the steering axle
C. Better handling
Poor weight balance can make vehicle handling unsafe. Too much weight on the steering axle can cause hard steering. It can damage the steering axle and tires.
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A. Haul the load, but file a report with the department of transportation after the trip
B. Haul the load, but only to the nearest place where a driver with a hazardous materials endorsement can take over
C. Take the placards off the vehicle
D. Refuse to haul the load
You can drive a vehicle that carries hazardous materials if it does not require placards. If it requires placards, you cannot drive it unless your driver license has the hazardous materials endorsement.
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A. Within 250 feet behind the vehicle
B. Within 500 feet behind the vehicle
C. Within 100 feet behind the vehicle
If line of sight view is obstructed due to hill or curve, move the rear-most triangle to a point back down the road (up to 500 feet) so warning is provided.
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A. Go straight ahead even if the steering wheel is turned
B. Slide sideways and spin out
C. Go straight ahead but will turn if you turn the steering wheel
In a front-wheel skid, the front end tends to go in a straight line regardless of how much you turn the steering wheel. On a very slippery surface, you may not be able to steer around a curve or turn.
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A. You can use the tachometer to tell you when to shift
B. Double clutching should only be used with a heavy load
C. Double clutching should not be used when the road is slippery
Use either the tachometer or the speedometer and upshift/downshift at the right rpm or road speed.
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A. The vehicles taillights should be kept on warning other drivers
B. You do not need to put out reflective triangles unless the vehicle will be stopped for 30 minutes or more
C. If a hill or curve keeps drivers behind you from seeing the vehicle within 500 feet, the rear reflective triangle should be moved back down the road to give adequate warning
If line of sight view is obstructed due to hill or curve, move the rear-most triangle to a point back down the road so warning is provided up to 500 feet.
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A. Use a smaller following distance
B. Slow down gradually
C. Apply the brakes during turns
D. All the above
I It will take longer to stop, and it will be harder to turn without skidding, when the road is slippery. Wet roads can double stopping distance at any speed, reduce speed, and slow down gradually on a wet road.
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A. Steering that feels heavy
B. A loud bang
C. All answers are correct
When driving a loud bang, vibrations, or heavy steering can indicate that a tire has failed.
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A. Both of these answers are correct.
B. turn off the engine and take the key with you.
C. turn on the headlights and four-way flashers.
Make sure the parking brake is set, turn off the engine, and take the key with you. Turn on headlights (low beams) and four-way emergency flashers and get out of the vehicle.
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A. Get out and inspect the areas.
B. Check your mirrors regularly.
C. Look out the window.
It's important to know what's going on behind and to the sides. Check your mirrors regularly. Check more often in special situations.
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A. The total weight of single plus load
B. The total weight of a powered unit plus trailer(s) plus the cargo
C. The total weight of single vehicle
D. The total weight of a powered unit plus trailer(s)
The Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the value specified by the manufacturer of the power unit and the towed unit(s), including load, or any combination thereof.
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A. All answers are correct and true
B. They protect equipment and cargo from severe damage
C. They are designed to prevent injury to drivers and passengers
D. They are used to stop vehicles that lose their brakes on downhill grades
Escape ramps are made to stop runaway vehicles safely without injuring drivers and passengers. Escape ramps save lives, equipment and cargo.