CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 1

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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Which of the following is not a reason why loads should be secured?
  • Make it look pretty
  • Prevent damage to the cargo
  • Avoid fines and citations
  • Prevent loss of load
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From The CDL Manual

Why?
  • Loss of life
  • Loss of load
  • Damage to the cargo
  • Damage to the vehicle
  • Issuance of citations/fines to driver/carrier
  • The vehicle being placed Out-of-Service.
  • A crash
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What types of freight need to be secured properly?
  • Hazardous materials.
  • All freight should always be properly secured while driving.
  • Intermodal containers.
  • Equipment used for vehicle operation.
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    Cargo

  • Any cargo and dangerous goods/hazardous materials, including:
    • All general freight.
    • All equipment carried for vehicle operation.
    • Intermodal containers and their contents.
  • Some specific commodities have additional or different securement requirements (see later sections of this Handbook).
  • Additional requirements under separate regulations may also apply for transportation of certain types of dangerous goods or hazardous materials.
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While driving, the freight must not:
  • Prevent the exit of a person from the cab.
  • Interfere with the free movement of the driver's arms or legs.
  • Obscure the driver's view ahead, left, or right.
  • All of these things should be avoided.
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The cargo or any other object must not:
  • Obscure the driver's view ahead or to the right or left sides (except for drivers of self-steer dollies).
  • Interfere with the free movement of the driver's arms or legs.
  • Prevent the driver's free and ready access to accessories required for emergencies. OR
  • Prevent the free and ready exit of any person from the commercial motor vehicle's cab or driver's compartment.
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What is the minimum amount of rearward force that a cargo securement system must withstand?
  • 80% of cargo weight
  • 20% of cargo weight
  • 50% of cargo weight
  • 100% of cargo weight
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From The CDL Manual

Each cargo securement system must be able to withstand a minimum amount of force in each direction.

  • Forward Force = 80% of cargo weight when braking while driving straight ahead.
  • Rearward Force = 50% of cargo weight when accelerating, shifting gears while climbing a hill, or braking in reverse.
  • Sideways Force = 50% of cargo weight when turning, changing lanes, or braking while turning.
  • Upward Force = 20% of cargo weight when traveling over bumps in the road or cresting a hill.
    • This requirement is satisfied when the cargo is "Fully Contained."
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How many knots are acceptable in a properly working tiedown?
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
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From The CDL Manual

All components of a tiedown must be in proper working order.

  • No knots or obvious damage
  • No distress
  • No weakened parts
  • No weakened sections
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How much force is the securement system required to withstand in terms of cargo weight?
  • 50% forward, 20% rearward, 50% sideways, 20% upwards.
  • 50% forward, 50% rearward, 50% sideways, 80% upwards.
  • 80% forward, 50% rearward, 80% sideways, 20% upwards.
  • 80% forward, 50% rearward, 50% sideways, 20% upwards.
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How strong must the vehicle structure and anchor points be?

All elements of the vehicle structure and anchor points must be strong enough to withstand the forces described on page 7.

  • Forward force: 0.8 g (80%)
  • Rearward force: 0.5.g (50%)
  • Sideways force: 0.5 g (50%)
  • Upward force: 0.2 g (20%)
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Which of the following can be used as part of the cargo securement system?
  • Vehicle structure.
  • All of these are valid.
  • Securing devices.
  • Blocking and bracing equipment.
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From The CDL Manual

What is a securement system?

A securement system is a securement method that uses one or a combination of the following elements:

  • Vehicle Structure.
  • Securing Devices.
  • Blocking and Bracing Equipment.
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Which of the following is not a requirement of wood used as blocking or bracing?
  • Hardwood is recommended.
  • It should be painted.
  • It should be free of decay and structural defects.
  • It should be properly seasoned.
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From The CDL Manual

If wood is used:

  • Hardwood is recommended.
  • It should be properly seasoned.
  • It should be free from rot or decay, knots, knotholes, and splits.
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If the cargo is fully contained in a sided vehicle, what is the minimum requirement for withstanding sideways force?
  • 0.7g (70% of cargo weight)
  • 0.2g (20% of cargo weight)
  • 0.5g (50% of cargo weight)
  • 0.8g (80% of cargo weight)
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From The CDL Manual

Note: If the cargo is contained in a sided vehicle, the vehicle structure MUST be strong enough to withstand the forces described earlier.

  • Forward force: 0.8 g (80%)
  • Rearward force: 0.5.g (50%)
  • Sideways force: 0.5 g (50%)
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Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?
  • Make sure it is leaning forward.
  • Use some kind of blocking to prevent shifting.
  • Fill the empty space between with other cargo.
  • Place them in direct contact with each other.
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From The CDL Manual

For articles of cargo placed beside each other and secured by side-to-side tiedowns:

Either place them in direct contact with each other,

Or prevent them from shifting towards each other in transit by using blocking or filling the space with other cargo.

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