CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 13

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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An intermodal container is:
  • A reusable, transportable enclosure that is especially designed with integral locking devices that secure it to a container chassis trailer to facilitate the efficient and bulk shipping and transfer of goods by, or between various modes of transport, such as highway, rail, sea, and air.
  • A vehicle especially built and fitted with locking devices for transport.
  • A specialized container, primarily used to contain and transport materials in the waste, recycling, construction/demolition, and scrap industries, which are used in conjunction with specialized vehicles, in which the container isloaded and unloaded onto a tilt frame body by an articulating hook-arm.
  • 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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Intermodal Container:

A reusable, transportable enclosure that is especially designed with integral locking devices that secure it to a container chassis trailer to facilitate the efficient and bulk shipping and transfer of goods by, or between various modes of transport, such as highway, rail, sea, and air.

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The term 'edge protector' refers to:
  • A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tie-down and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against an article to prevent it from tipping that may also prevent it from shifting.
  • A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts.
  • A vertical barrier placed directly behind the cab of a tractor to protect the cab in the event cargo should shift forward.
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Edge protector:

A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tie-down and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned.

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What is the Aggregate WLL of the securement system for a load secured with 7 tiedowns: 3 rated at WLL of 4,000 lbs, 2 at 6,500, and 1 at 8,000?
  • 33,000 lbs
  • 8,250 lbs
  • 16,500 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
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How do you calculate Aggregate Working Load Limit for tiedowns?

To calculate Aggregate Working Load limit, add together:

  • 50% of the WLL of each end section of a tiedown that is attached to an anchor point.
  • 50% of the WLL of each end section that is attached to the cargo
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What is a cab shield?
  • A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
  • The depression formed between two cylindrical articles when they are laid with their eyes horizontal and parallel against each other.
  • A vertical barrier placed directly behind the cab of a tractor to protect the cab in the event cargo should shift forward.
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The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container.
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A dunnage bag is:
  • A waterproof sheet used to cover cargo.
  • An inflatable bag intended to fill otherwise empty space between articles of cargo, or between articles of cargo and the wall of the vehicle.
  • A transverse load bearing structural component, particularly a part of a log bunk.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
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Dunnage bag:

An inflatable bag intended to fill otherwise empty space between articles of cargo, or between articles of cargo and the wall of the vehicle.

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A container chassis vehicle is defined as:
  • A reusable, transportable enclosure that is especially designed with integral locking devices that secure it to a container chassis trailer to facilitate the efficient and bulk shipping and transfer of goods by, or between various modes of transport, such as highway, rail, sea, and air.
  • A vehicle especially built and fitted with locking devices for the transport of intermodal containers.
  • A specialized container, primarily used to contain and transport materials in the waste, recycling, construction/demolition, and scrap industries, which are used in conjunction with specialized vehicles, in which the container isloaded and unloaded onto a tilt frame body by an articulating hook-arm.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against an article to prevent it from tipping that may also prevent it from shifting.
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Container Chassis Vehicle:

A vehicle especially built and fitted with locking devices for the transport of intermodal containers.

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A bulkhead is defined as:
  • A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
  • A vertical barrier placed directly behind the cab of a tractor to protect the cab in the event cargo should shift forward.
  • A vertical barrier across a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
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Bulkhead:

A vertical barrier across a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.

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In terms of cargo securement, what is a 'well'?
  • 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.
  • The depression formed between two cylindrical articles when they are laid with their eyes horizontal and parallel against each other.
  • A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts.
  • 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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Well:

The depression formed between two cylindrical articles when they are laid with their eyes horizontal and parallel against each other.

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A hook-lift container is:
  • The load carrying area of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container.
  • A specialized container, primarily used to contain and transport materials in the waste, recycling, construction/demolition, and scrap industries, which are used in conjunction with specialized vehicles, in which the container isloaded and unloaded onto a tilt frame body by an articulating hook-arm.
  • A vehicle especially built and fitted with locking devices for the transport of intermodal containers.
  • A reusable, transportable enclosure that is especially designed with integral locking devices that secure it to a container chassis trailer to facilitate the efficient and bulk shipping and transfer of goods by, or between various modes of transport, such as highway, rail, sea, and air.
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Hook-lift Container:

A specialized container, primarily used to contain and transport materials in the waste, recycling, construction/demolition, and scrap industries, which are used in conjunction with specialized vehicles, in which the container isloaded and unloaded onto a tilt frame body by an articulating hook-arm.

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Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
  • Firewood, stumps, debris, other short logs, and longer logs.
  • Loads of no more than four processed logs.
  • All of these can be handled according to general cargo securement rules.
  • Logs unitized by banding or other comparable means.
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Exceptions to the specific requirements

The following types of logs are not covered by the specific logs requirements:

  • Logs unitized by banding or other comparable means. [Secure according to general cargo securement requirements.]
  • Loads of no more than four processed logs. [Secure according to general cargo securement requirements.]
  • Firewood, stumps, debris, other short logs, and longer logs. [Transport in a vehicle or container enclosed on both sides, the front, and the rear and strong enough to contain them.]
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Define 'bolster':
  • A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
  • A crosswise load bearing structural component, particularly a part of a log bunk.
  • An inflatable bag intended to fill otherwise empty space between articles of cargo, or between articles of cargo and the wall of the vehicle.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
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Bolster:

A crosswise load bearing structural component, particularly a part of a log bunk.

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Banding is:
  • 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 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).
  • Material used to fill a void between articles of cargo and the structure of the vehicle that has sufficient strength to prevent movement of the articles of cargo.
  • A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tie-down and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned.
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Banding:

A strip of material that may be used to unitize articles and is tensioned and clamped or crimped back upon itself. (same as "Strapping")

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What is bell pipe concrete?
  • Pipe whose flanged end is of larger diameter than its barrel.
  • Concrete used to make bell pipe.
  • Pipe used to make concrete bells.
  • Pipe whose flanged end is of smaller diameter than its barrel.
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Bell Pipe Concrete:

Pipe whose flanged end is of larger diameter than its barrel.

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A chock is defined as:
  • A short piece of material, usually wood, nailed to the deck to reinforce blocking.
  • A tapered or wedge-shaped piece used to secure round articles against rolling.
  • A crosswise load bearing structural component, particularly a part of a log bunk.
  • A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
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Chock:

A tapered or wedge-shaped piece used to secure round articles against rolling.

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What is a pallet used for?
  • A waterproof sheet used to cover cargo.
  • A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
  • A platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article. (Same as "Skid")
  • A vertical barrier across a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
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Pallet:

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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In cargo securement, what is a 'cleat' defined as?
  • A tapered or wedge-shaped piece used to secure round articles against rolling.
  • A tapered piece of material, thick at one end and thin at the other.
  • A short piece of material, usually wood, nailed to the deck to reinforce blocking.
  • Part of the structure, fitting, or attachment on a vehicle or cargo to which a tiedown is attached.
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Cleat:

A short piece of material, usually wood, nailed to the deck to reinforce blocking.

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When securing a load of lengthwise longwood logs weighing 42,500 lbs, what is the minimum aggregate WLL required for tiedowns? (rounded up to nearest lb)
  • 21,250 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
  • 8,550 lbs
  • 7,085 lbs.
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Working load limit for longwood and shortwood loaded lengthwise

The aggregate working load limit for all tiedowns must be no less than 1/6 the weight of the stack of logs.

Note: This requirement is much less than the general requirement of an aggregate working load limit equal to 1/2 the weight of the load. This lowered requirement recognizes that the bunks/stakes help to prevent slippage.

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What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
  • 5,000 lbs
  • 7,999 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
  • 8,001 lbs
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General tiedown requirements

The aggregate working load limit of all tiedowns on any group of pipe must be more than half the total weight of all pipes in the group.

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