CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 6

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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When securing rolls of paper with eyes vertical, how many points of contact are required to consider a roll secure?
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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From The CDL Manual

Usually the roll is secure if a paper roll has 3 well-separated points of contact with the vehicle, other rolls, or other cargo.

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When securing a paper roll with a width that is more than twice its diameter, which of the following is not an acceptable method of securement to prevent tipping?
  • Use tiedowns.
  • Band the roll to other rolls.
  • Brace it.
  • Use rear doors to brace it.
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From The CDL Manual

Situation #1:
  • Paper roll is not prevented from tipping by the vehicle structure or other cargo.
  • Paper roll width is more than 2 times its diameter.
Solution #1:
  • Either band the roll to other rolls.
  • Or brace it.
  • Or use tiedowns.
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When banding paper rolls with eyes vertical, you should:
  • Secure bands with tape, hangers, or other means.
  • All of these are necessary.
  • Apply bands loosely.
  • Spread rolls apart from each other.
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From The CDL Manual

Banding

If paper rolls are banded together:
  • Place rolls tightly against each other to form a stable group.
  • Apply bands tightly.
  • Secure bands with tape, hangers, or other means so that the bands cannot fall off the rolls or slide down to the deck.
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What is the minimum securement requirement for paper rolls with eyes vertical with a width between 1.25 and 1.76 its diameter?
  • All of these are required.
  • Tiedowns.
  • Banding them together.
  • Friction mats alone.
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Situation #4
  • A paper roll or the forwardmost roll(s) in a group of paper rolls is not prevented from tipping or falling forward by vehicle structure or other cargo.
  • Paper roll width is more than 1.25 times and less than 1.76 times its diameter.
  • Only friction mats are used for forward securement.
Solution #4:

The friction mat alone is adequate. The friction mat allows the roll to slide on the floor without tripping the roll.

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If loading and securing paper rolls on a second layer:
  • Be sure the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
  • Lay the second layer horizontally.
  • Stack the second layer at the back.
  • Make sure heavier rolls are on top.
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From The CDL Manual

Stacked Loads
  • Load paper rolls on a second layer only if the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
  • Prevent forward, rearward, or side-to-side movement:
    • Either by the same means required for the bottom layer
    • Or by the use of a blocking roll from a lower layer.
  • A roll in the rearmost row of any layer must not be raised using dunnage.
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When securing paper rolls with friction mats as a primary method:
  • All of these answers.
  • Make sure friction mats are completely covered by the roll.
  • The friction mat should stick out from underneath the roll in the direction it is providing securement.
  • The friction mat should stick out from underneath the roll in the opposite direction for which it is providing securement.
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Requirements for friction mats

If a friction mat is used to provide the principal securement for a paper roll, insert the friction mat so that it sticks out from beneath the footprint of the roll in the direction in which it is providing securement.

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When securing paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following should be used to secure the rear-most roll?
  • Secure blocking against rear doors.
  • Wedges or chocks secured by some means in addition to friction.
  • All of these are acceptable
  • Secure roll against rear doors.
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From The CDL Manual

Note: Chocks, Wedges, or Blocking Securing the Front or Rear Roll - Hold in place by some means in addition to friction so they cannot become unintentionally unfastened or loose while the vehicle is in transit. This is often accomplished with nails.

Requirements for eyes crosswise: secure rearmost roll

Do not secure the rearmost roll with:

  • Either the rear doors of the vehicle or intermodal container
  • Or blocking held in place by those doors.
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When loading paper rolls with eyes horizontal, which of the following is not a requirement for stacking a second layer:
  • Place second layer with eyes vertical.
  • All the wells in the layer beneath must be filled
  • The bottom layer must extend all the way to the front.
  • It must be blocked against an eye-vertical blocking roll resting on the floor of the vehicle that is at least 1.5 times taller than the diameter of the roll being blocked.
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From The CDL Manual

Requirements for eyes crosswise: secure stacks of paper rolls from front-to-back movement
  • Do not load paper rolls on a second layer unless the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
  • Load paper rolls on higher layers only if all wells in the layer beneath are filled.
  • Secure the foremost roll in each upper layer (or any roll with an empty well in front of it) against forward movement:
    • Either by placing it in a well formed by two rolls on the lower row whose diameter is equal to or greater than that of the roll on the upper row.
    • Or by banding it to other rolls.
    • Or by blocking it against an eye-vertical blocking roll resting on the floor of the vehicle that is at least 1.5 times taller than the diameter of the roll being blocked.
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When securing paper rolls with eyes crosswise, which of the following can be used to prevent side-to-side shifting when there is more than 8 inches of space to the wall?
  • Void fillers.
  • Friction mats.
  • Tiedowns.
  • Any of these methods are acceptable.
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Requirements for eyes crosswise: prevent rolls from shifting toward either wall

If there is more than a total of 203 mm (8 in) of space between the ends of a paper roll and other rolls or the walls of the vehicle, use one of these methods:

  • Void fillers (such as honeycomb)
  • Blocking
  • Bracing
  • Friction mats
  • Tiedowns
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When securing paper rolls on a flatbed or curtainside vehicle, it is acceptable to stack rolls with eyes vertical:
  • Stacking rolls with eyes vertical is not acceptable
  • When temperature is 63 degrees F or more.
  • When using tiedowns that wrap twice around the load.
  • When total weight is less than 5,000 lbs.
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From The CDL Manual

Special Circumstances: Loading and Securing Paper Rolls on a Flatbed Vehicle or a Curtain-Sided Vehicle

Requirements for eyes vertical or with eyes horizontal and lengthwise

Load and secure the paper rolls as described for a sided vehicle.

Attach tiedowns to secure entire load according to the general cargo securement requirements in Section 2.

Note: Stacked loads of paper rolls with eyes vertical are prohibited

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