CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 4

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
  • Secure each log with at least two tiedowns if shorter logs are carried on top of the stack.
  • Each end of the log should extend at least 3 inches beyond the stakes.
  • Must be cradled in two or more bunks or contained by stakes.
  • Each outside log should bear against at least two stakes, one near each end of the log.
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From The CDL Manual

Requirements for securing longwood loaded lengthwise
  • Longwood must be cradled in two or more bunks or contained by stakes.
  • Each outside log should bear against at least two stakes, one near each end of the log.
  • Each end of the log should extend at least 0.15 m (6 in) beyond the stakes.
  • If shorter logs are carried on top of the stack, secure each log with at least two tiedowns.
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Which of these are requirements for securement systems?
  • These all qualify as requirements.
  • If a tiedown would be subject to cutting or abrasion, edge protection should be used.
  • Components should be in proper working order.
  • There should be no knots in the tiedowns.
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Requirements for Securement System:
  • In proper working order with no damaged or weakened components that affect their performance or reduce their working load limit.
  • No knots.
  • Attached and secured in a manner that prevents them from coming loose during transit.
  • Able to be tightened by a driver of an in-transit vehicle.
  • Located inboard of rub rails whenever practicable.
  • Edge protection must be used when a tiedown would be subject to abrasion or cutting.
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When securing building materials, how many knots are acceptable in the tiedown(s)?
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • Depends on the weight of the cargo.
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From The CDL Manual

Requirements for Securement System:
  • In proper working order with no damaged or weakened components that affect their performance or reduce their working load limit.
  • No knots.
  • Attached and secured in a manner that prevents them from coming loose during transit.
  • Able to be tightened by a driver of an in-transit vehicle.
  • Located inboard of rub rails whenever practicable.
  • Edge protection must be used when a tiedown would be subject to abrasion or cutting.
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One option of positioning bundles of building materials is:
  • Turn them so only their corners are touching.
  • Place them in direct contact with each other.
  • Lean them to the outside.
  • Lean them against each other.
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From The CDL Manual

Choose one of two options for positioning bundles:

  • Option #1:

    Place bundles in direct contact with each other.

  • Option #2:

    Provide a means (such as dunnage or blocking) to prevent the bundles from shifting towards each other.

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Methods of securing building materials against forward motion include:
  • Using tiedowns.
  • Placing bundles against the bulkhead or front end.
  • These are all valid methods.
  • Employing blocking equipment.
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  • Option #1

    Place bundles against bulkhead/front end structure.

  • Option #2

    When different tiers need to be secured, use a combination of blocking equipment and tiedowns.

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When securing building materials, spacer requirements include all of the following except:
  • Spacers must provide good interlayer friction.
  • If spacers are comprised of layers of material, the layers must be unitized or fastened together to ensure that the spacer performs as a single piece of material.
  • The length of spacers must provide support to all pieces in the bottom row of the bundle.
  • The height of each spacer must be equal or greater than the width.
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From The CDL Manual

Spacer Requirements
  • The length of spacers must provide support to all pieces in the bottom row of the bundle.
  • The width of each spacer must be equal or greater than the height.
  • Spacers must provide good interlayer friction.
  • If spacers are comprised of layers of material, the layers must be unitized or fastened together to ensure that the spacer performs as a single piece of material.
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When securing building materials, how many tiedowns are required for top tier bundles longer than 5 ft?
  • It depends on weight
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
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From The CDL Manual

Tiedowns over the top tier of bundles with a minimum of 2 tiedowns over each top bundle longer than 1.52 m (5 ft).

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High friction securement devices include:
  • These can all be used for securement.
  • Cleated mat
  • Piece of wood with friction surface
  • Friction mat
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High Friction Devices
  • Friction mat
  • Piece of wood with friction surface
  • Cleated mat
  • Other specialized equipment
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What is the minimum weight of a load of metal coils that requires specific securement practices?
  • 5,000 lbs
  • It depends on the size of the coils.
  • 50,000 lbs
  • 2,268 lbs
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From The CDL Manual

Size of coil

All metal coil shipments that, individually or together, weigh 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.) or more must be secured according to the specific requirements in this section.

Exception: Metal coils that weigh less than 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.) may be secured according to general securement requirements.

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When securing a single metal coil with eyes vertical:
  • These are all requirements.
  • Attach at least one tiedown over eye of coil from side-to-side.
  • Attach at least one tiedown diagonally across eye of coil from left side of vehicle to right side of vehicle.
  • Attach at least one tiedown diagonally across eye of coil from right side of vehicle to left side of vehicle.
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To prevent the coil from tipping forward, rearward, and sideways, arrange tiedowns to include the following:

  • Attach at least one tiedown diagonally across eye of coil from left side of vehicle to right side of vehicle.
  • Attach at least one tiedown diagonally across eye of coil from right side of vehicle to left side of vehicle.
  • Attach at least one tiedown over eye of coil from side-to-side.
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