CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 2

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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What is the minimum number of tiedowns to use on a load 4ft 7in long, and weighing 1,237 lbs?
  • 2
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
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From The CDL Manual

  • If load is 5ft or shorter, 1,100 lbs or lighter:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 1

  • If load is 5ft or shorter, over 1,100 lbs:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 2

  • If load is more than 5ft but less than 10ft:

    Minimum number of tiedowns: 2

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When using tiedowns for securing cargo, what is the general rule regarding cargo length.
  • 1 tiedown for every 15 ft, or part thereof.
  • 2 tiedowns for every 10 ft, or part thereof.
  • 1 tiedown for every 5 ft, or part thereof.
  • 1 tiedown for every 10 ft, or part thereof.
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From The CDL Manual

When cargo is prevented from forward movement (for example, by the headboard, bulkhead, other cargo, or tiedown), secure the cargo according to the following requirements:

All Cargo:

1 tiedown for every 10 ft, or part thereof.

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When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?
  • Less than 45 degrees.
  • 90 degrees.
  • Between 45 and 60 degrees.
  • It doesn't matter.
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From The CDL Manual

The angle where the tiedown attaches to the vehicle should be shallow, not deep (ideally less than 45).

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In case of low friction between the cargo and deck, which of these is not a solution?
  • Use some kind of blocking.
  • Put something heavy on top of the cargo.
  • Set the cargo on friction mats.
  • Attach tiedowns to the cargo.
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From The CDL Manual

What should you use in low-friction situations?

When there is low friction between the cargo and the deck (for example, with snow, ice, sand, gravel, and oil):

  • Use tiedowns attached to the cargo.
  • Use a means to improve the friction such as friction mats or tiedown that pass over the cargo.
  • Use blocking and tiedowns.
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What is the minimum Working Load Limit for the entire securement system?
  • 80% of cargo weight.
  • 50% of cargo weight.
  • 20% of cargo weight.
  • 100% of cargo weight.
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From The CDL Manual

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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What is the presumed resistance to horizontal movement of friction mats?
  • 100% of cargo weight.
  • 20% of cargo weight.
  • 50% of cargo weight.
  • 0
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From The CDL Manual

Note: Friction mats, which are not marked by the manufacturer, are assumed to provide a resistance to horizontal movement equal to 50% of the cargo weight that is resting on the mat.

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Which of the following is not true of Working Load Limit (WLL)?
  • The minimum WLL requirement for the securement system is 25%.
  • The WLL is usually assigned by the component manufacturer.
  • The Working Load Limit is the maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system.
  • All of these are true.
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From The CDL Manual

The Working Load Limit is the maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system during normal service.

The WLL is usually assigned by the component manufacturer.

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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The Aggregate Working Load Limit should, at minimum, be:
  • Determined by the shipper.
  • 50% of the weight of the cargo.
  • 80% of the weight of the cargo.
  • 100% of the weight of the cargo.
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From The CDL Manual

How much should the Aggregate Working Load Limit be?

The aggregate working load limit of any securement system must be at least 50% of the weight of the cargo being secured.

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Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
  • The D.O.T.
  • The shipper.
  • The driver.
  • Your Moms.
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From The CDL Manual

Inspect Cargo and Securing devices:

  • Pre-Trip: Yes
  • Within first 50 mi: Yes
  • When duty status of driver changes: Yes
  • At 3 hour intervals or every 150 mi, whichever is first: Yes

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As part of their pre-trip cargo securement inspection, drivers should:
  • Check for anything that will obscure their vision.
  • All of these apply.
  • Inform carrier of any inadequate packaging.
  • Make sure cargo is properly secured.
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From The CDL Manual

Driver inspection checklist:

Pre-Trip
  • Make sure that cargo is properly distributed and adequately secured (in other words, according to the Standard).
  • Make sure that all securement equipment and vehicle structures are in good working order and used consistent with their capability.
  • Stow vehicle equipment.
  • Make sure that nothing obscures front and side views or interferes with the ability to drive the vehicle or respond in an emergency.
  • Inform carrier if packaging is not adequate. For example:
    • Banding is loose or not symmetrical on package.
    • Banding attachment device(s) are inefficient.
    • Wrapping is broken or ineffective.
    • Pallets are broken.
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