CDL Practice Tests For Flatbed Cargo Securement Page 9

Flatbed Cargo Securement Practice Questions

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To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?
  • 50% of the weight of the cargo.
  • 10,000 lbs.
  • 30% of the weight of the cargo.
  • 4,500 lbs.
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From The CDL Manual

Note: More tiedowns may be required to satisfy the general cargo securement requirements. The Standard states: "The sum of the working load limits from all tiedowns must be at least 50% of the weight of the cargo."

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Requirements for securing heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery apply at what weight?
  • More than 10,000 lbs
  • Less than 10,000 lbs
  • More than 4,500 lbs
  • 50% the weight of the trailer
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From The CDL Manual

What Does This Section Cover?

The requirements in this section apply to the transportation of heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery that:

  • Operate on wheels or tracks, such as front end loaders, bulldozers, tractors, and power shovels.
  • Individually weigh more than 4500 kg (10,000 lb.).
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Securing heavy vehicles or equipment with crawler tracks or wheel requires a minimum of how many tiedowns?
  • 4
  • 2
  • 6
  • It depends on the weight of the load
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From The CDL Manual

Special Circumstances: Securing Heavy Vehicles, Equipment, or Machinery with Crawler Tracks or Wheels

Tiedown requirements
  • Restrain cargo using a minimum of four tiedowns, each having a WLL of at least 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).
  • Prevents cargo movement in the side-to-side, forward, rearward, and vertical directions.
  • Attach tiedowns:
    • Either at the front and rear of the vehicle.
    • Or at the mounting points on the vehicle designed for that purpose.
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When securing heavy vehicles, what is the minimum WLL of each tiedown?
  • 5,000 lbs
  • 50% of the weight of the cargo
  • 2,268 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
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From The CDL Manual

  • Restrain cargo using a minimum of four tiedowns, each having a WLL of at least 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).
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Which of these is specifically prohibited when securing crushed or flattened vehicles?
  • Containment walls.
  • Synthetic webbing.
  • Chains.
  • Wire rope.
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From The CDL Manual

Securement Requirements

Transport flattened or crushed vehicles so that:

  • Cargo does not shift while in transit AND
  • Loose parts from the flattened vehicles do not dislodge and fall from the transport vehicle

Do not use synthetic webbing to secure vehicles.

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When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 1
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Option 3:

Has containment walls on two sides that:

  • Extend to the full height of the load.
  • Block against cargo movement in the forward and rearward.

Secures each stack of vehicles with a minimum of three tiedowns, each having a minimum WLL of 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).

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What is the minimum WLL of each tiedown used to secure crushed or flattened vehicles?
  • It depends on the vehicle
  • 10,000 lbs
  • 2,268 lbs
  • 5,000 lbs
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From The CDL Manual

Option 2:

Has containment walls on three sides that:

  • Extend to the full height of the load
  • Block against cargo movement in the forward, rearward, and one sideways direction.

Secures each stack of vehicles with a minimum of two tiedowns, each having a minimum WLL of 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).

Option 3:

Has containment walls on two sides that:

  • Extend to the full height of the load.
  • Block against cargo movement in the forward and rearward.

Secures each stack of vehicles with a minimum of three tiedowns, each having a minimum WLL of 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).

Option 4:

Has a minimum of four tiedowns per vehicle stack with each tiedown having a minimum WLL of 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.).

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Which of the following is not an acceptable method of containing loose parts when securing flattened or crushed vehicles?
  • Suitable covering material.
  • Sideboards or sides.
  • Wedge them in between the flattened cars.
  • Structural walls.
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From The CDL Manual

Containing Loose Parts

Use a containment system that:

  • Prevents loose parts from falling from all four sides of the vehicle AND
  • Extends to the full height of the cargo.

The containment system can consist of one or a combination of the following methods.

  • Structural walls.
  • Sides or sideboards.
  • Suitable covering material.

The use of synthetic material for containment of loose parts is permitted.

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What is the minimum requirement for securing roll-off and hook containers?
  • All of these are acceptable.
  • One tiedown attached to both the vehicle chassis and the container chassis.
  • Two hooks, or an equivalent mechanism, securing both sides of the container to the vehicle chassis.
  • Two tiedowns installed lengthwise, each securing one side of the container to one of the vehicle's side rails.
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From The CDL Manual

Secure to the rear of the vehicle with at least one of the following three mechanisms:
  • Rear Mechanism 1:

    One tiedown attached to both the vehicle chassis and the container chassis.

  • Rear Mechanism 2:

    Two tiedowns installed lengthwise, each securing one side of the container to one of the vehicle's side rails.

  • Rear Mechanism 3:

    Two hooks, or an equivalent mechanism, securing both sides of the container to the vehicle chassis at least as effectively as the tiedowns in the two previous items.

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The maximum distance from the rear allowed for attaching mechanisms used to secure roll-on/roll-off containers is:
  • 2 feet
  • It doesn't matter.
  • 6 1/2 feet
  • 3 feet
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From The CDL Manual

Attach mechanisms used to secure the rear end of a roll-on/roll-off or hook lift container no more than two meters (6.5 feet) from the rear of the container.

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