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- A predetermined speed for descending down a long or steep grade, which helps determine when brakes should be applied or released
- Speeds of 55mph or below are considered safe speeds for maximum fuel mileage
- The yellow signs before curves and ramps are designated safe speeds
- 10mph under the posted speed limit is considered a safe speed
Quote From Page 68 Of The CDL Manual:
Remember, the use of brakes on a long and/or steep downgrade is only a supplement to the braking effect of the engine. Once the vehicle is in the proper low gear, the following is the proper braking technique:
- 1. Apply the brakes just hard enough to feel a definite slowdown.
- 2. When your speed has been reduced to approximately 5 mph below your "safe" speed, release the brakes. (This brake application should last about 3 seconds.)
- 3. When your speed has increased to your "safe" speed, repeat steps 1 and 2.
- Raised just enough to clear the roadway and any obstructions such as railroad tracks
- Fully raised
- Raised 3/4 of the way up
- Raised 1/2 way up
Quote From Page 121 Of The CDL Manual:
- Check that the landing gear is fully raised, has no missing parts, crank handle is secure, and the support frame is not damaged.
- If power operated, check for air or hydraulic leaks.
While inspecting the landing gear, tell the examiner:
"The landing gear should be fully raised, no missing parts, properly mounted and secured. The crank handle is secure and support frame and landing pads are not damaged."
- Inspecting the cargo
- Recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight
- Knowing cargo is properly secured
- Knowing the exact product count inside the trailer
Quote From Page 52 Of The CDL Manual:
Whether or not you load and secure the cargo yourself, you are responsible for:
- Inspecting your cargo.
- Recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight.
- Knowing your cargo is properly secured.
- Slide tandems forward 3 holes - 33,900 tandems - 32,900 drives
- Slide tandems forward 4 holes - 33,300 tandems - 33,100 drives
- Slide tandems back 3 holes - 33,900 tandems - 32,900 drives
- Slide tandems back 4 holes - 33,300 tandems - 33,100 drives
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
With 6 inch spacing you're moving 400 pounds per hole so you need to move 3 holes to shift a minimum of 1,100 pounds (400 x 3 = 1,200).
- High-beam headlights
- All of these things must be checked
- Brake lights
Quote From Page 118 Of The CDL Manual:
Lights/reflectors: Check that all external lights and reflective equipment are clean and functional. Light and reflector checks include:
- Clearance lights (red on rear, amber elsewhere)
- Headlights (high and low-beams); taillights
- Turn signals
- 4-way flashers
- Brake lights
- Red reflectors (on rear) and amber reflectors (elsewhere)
Note: Checks of brake turn signal and 4-way flasher functions must be done separately.
While it may get a bit repetitive, during the pre-trip exam you need to point out and identify every light and reflector on both the truck and the trailer. Make sure all lights and reflectors are functioning properly, are clearly visible, properly mounted and secured, and not cracked or broken.
- A broken EOBR will require you to shut down immediately and remain off-duty until the EOBR can be repaired
- Drivers are still required to have a paper logbook in the truck in case of a malfunction
- The driver is expected to use an "honor system" until the issue can be repaired
- Drivers can call their carrier and have each duty-status changed remotely
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
What if my EOBR malfunctions?
As with any electronic device, your EOBR may malfunction or become completely unusable at times. You are still required to have a paper logbook in the truck in case of a malfunction. It is your responsiblity to ensure your paper logbook accounts for all time your EOBR has been down.
Remember, during a random logbook inspection, you may be asked to show that you have a paper logbook in case of an EOBR malfunction.
- 5,130 lbs
- 11,300 lbs
- 9,200 lbs
- None of these
Quote From Page 14 Of The CDL Manual:
Size (in diameter):
- 7 mm (1/4 in):
- 8 mm (5/16 in):
- 10 mm (3/8 in):
- 11 mm (7/16 in):
- 13 mm (1/2 in):
- 16 mm (5/8 in):
- Chain Marks -
- Example 1:
- Example 2:
- Example 3:
Grade 70 Transport:
- 1430 kg (3150 lb)
- 2130 kg (4700 lb)
- 2990 kg (6600 lb)
- 3970 kg (8750 lb)
- 5130 kg (11300 lb)
- 7170 kg (15800 lb)
- Chain Marks -
- Driving Exam
- Pre-Trip Inspection Exam
- Basic Control Skills Exam
- All of these exams must be taken
Quote From Page 5 Of The CDL Manual:
After passing the written exam, some drivers are required to pass a skills and driving exam. The exam is divided into three parts:
- 1) The pre-trip inspection is conducted to determine whether the applicant knows how to inspect the vehicle to see if it is safe to drive. Drivers are asked to conduct a pre-trip inspection. The driver must explain to the examiner what is being inspected and why.
- 2) The basic control skills exam evaluates a driverÊ¼s ability to use basic skills to control the vehicle. Applicants complete exercises on a course marked by lines, traffic cones or similar boundaries. The exercises test the driverÊ¼s ability to move the vehicle forward, backward and through turning movements. Drivers are scored on how well they stay within the boundaries.
- 3) The driving exam tests the driverÊ¼s ability to drive safely in a variety of on-road situations. The road test route may include left and right turns, intersections, railway crossings, curves, upgrades, downgrades, rural or semi-rural routes, multi-lane city streets and/or expressway driving.
To obtain a CDL driving permit, all written exams must be passed. At that point, permit holders are able to drive commercial vehicles with the aid of a licensed CDL instructor who will help coach the student to pass the pre-trip, basic control, and driving exams at a later date.
- 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")
- 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.
Quote From Page 2 Of The CDL Manual:
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.
- Slow down, look and listen for the presence of trains
- Speed up to clear the crossing as quickly as possible
- None of these answers are correct
- Downshift while crossing the railroad tracks
Quote From Page 130 Of The CDL Manual:
Before reaching the crossing, all commercial drivers should:
- Decelerate, brake smoothly, and shift gears as necessary.
- Look and listen for the presence of trains.
- Check traffic in all directions.
- Do not stop, change gears, pass another vehicle or change lanes while any part of your vehicle is in the crossing.