CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 12

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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A tiedown is defined as:
  • A strip of material that may be used to unitize articles and is tensioned and clamped or crimped back upon itself. (same as "Strapping")
  • A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts.
  • A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s).
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
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Tiedown:

A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s).

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Cargo is contained when:
  • It is loaded on the end of the truck.
  • It fills a void between articles of cargo and the structure of the vehicle that has sufficient strength to prevent movement of the articles of cargo.
  • It is packed in a square box.
  • it fills a sided vehicle, and every article is in contact with or sufficiently close to a wall or other articles so that it cannot shift or tip if those other articles are also unable to shift or tip.
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Contained:

Cargo is contained if it fills a sided vehicle, and every article is in contact with or sufficiently close to a wall or other articles so that it cannot shift or tip if those other articles are also unable to shift or tip.

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'Blocking' is defined as:
  • A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts.
  • A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
  • A tapered or wedge-shaped piece used to secure round articles against rolling.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
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Blocking:

A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.

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A sided vehicle containing cargo weighing 35,980 lbs must be able to withstand a rearward force of at least:
  • 36,000 lbs
  • 17,990 lbs
  • 28,784 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
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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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A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and car or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces is:
  • A friction mat.
  • A chock.
  • A cleat.
  • Void filler.
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Friction mat:

A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and car or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces.

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Aggregate Working Load Limit is defined as:
  • The maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system during normal service, usually assigned by the manufacturer of the component.
  • The summation of the working load limits or restraining capacity of all devices used to secure an article on a vehicle.
  • A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s).
  • The maximum weight of a load of rocks that a securement device can withstand.
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Aggregate Working Load Limit:

The summation of the working load limits or restraining capacity of all devices used to secure an article on a vehicle.

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What is a rub rail?
  • A strip of material that may be used to unitize articles and is tensioned and clamped or crimped back upon itself. (same as "Strapping")
  • A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and car or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces.
  • A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts.
  • A platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article. (Same as "Skid")
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From The CDL Manual

Rub Rail:

A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts.

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Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
  • The maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system during normal service, usually assigned by the manufacturer of the component.
  • The acceleration due to gravity, 9.823 m/sec2 (32.2 ft/sec2).
  • The summation of the working load limits or restraining capacity of all devices used to secure an article on a vehicle.
  • The number of hours that a tiedown can be used.
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Working Load Limit (WLL):

The maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system during normal service, usually assigned by the manufacturer of the component.

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What is the maximum weight that can be secured by a tiedown with a marked WLL of 5,000 lbs?
  • 10,000 lbs
  • 5,000 lbs
  • 2,500 lbs
  • 6,000 lbs
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Note: The minimum WLL requirement for the securement system is 50%. More tiedown capacity should be used if you need to secure an article against any movement.

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A female housing fixed to the side or ends of a vehicle to receive a stake or peg, and may also be used as an anchor point is a:
  • Bulkhead
  • Cleat
  • Stake pocket
  • Void filler
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Stake Pocket:

A female housing fixed to the side or ends of a vehicle to receive a stake or peg, and may also be used as an anchor point.

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