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These Questions Are From The Illinois CDL Manual
- 6 inches apart - 250 pounds per hole
10 inches apart - 500 pounds per hole
- 4 inches apart - 250 pounds per hole
6 inches apart - 400 pounds per hole
- 6 inches apart - 350 pounds per hole
8 inches apart - 550 pounds per hole
- 4 inches apart - 450 pounds per hole
6 inches apart - 200 pounds per hole
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
- Applying the brakes as hard as possible and locking the wheels
- Applying the brakes as hard as possible without locking the wheels
- Applying and releasing the brakes to avoid locking the wheels
- Applying only the trailer brakes using the trailer brake valve to avoid a jackknife
Quote From Page 43 Of The CDL Manual:
Controlled braking: With this method, you apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels. Keep steering wheel movements very small while doing this. If you need to make a larger steering adjustment or if the wheels lock, release the brakes. Reapply the brakes as soon as you can.
A question about Controlled Braking and/or Stab Braking will likely show up on your written exam. Be sure to know the difference of each:
Controlled braking: With this method, you apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
Stab braking: Use only on vehicles without anti-lock brake systems.
- Apply your brakes all the way.
- Release brakes when wheels lock up.
- As soon as the wheels start rolling, apply the brakes fully again. (It can take up to 1 second for the wheels to start rolling after you release the brakes. If you reapply the brakes before the wheels start rolling, the vehicle will not straighten out.)
Note that most newer equipment (including trailers) have Anti-Lock Brake systems. That means controlled / stab braking is done automatically via the ABS system.
- Excessive speeding
- Following too closely
- All of these answers are serious traffic violations
- No valid CDL
Quote From Page 8 Of The CDL Manual:
Excessive speeding involving any single offense for any speed of 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit.
- Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
- Driving too fast for conditions.
- Exceeding the speed limit in a school zone.
Reckless Driving Operating a CMV or non-CMV in a manner that exhibits a willful, wanton or reckless disregard of the safety of persons or property.
- Passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
- Driving on a sidewalk.
- Passing a school bus receiving or discharging passengers or displaying a warning not to pass.
No Valid CDL Operating a CMV without a valid CDL.
- Operating a CMV with an improper classification or restriction.
- Violation of an instruction permit.
Following Too Closely Following the vehicle ahead too closely.
- Failure of a truck to leave sufficient distance for being overtaken by another vehicle.
Improper Lane Usage Improper or erratic traffic lane changes.
- Improper lane changing, lane usage and/or center lane usage.
- Improper passing.
- Passing on a hill or curve or when prohibited.
- Passing on wrong side of the road.
- Improper passing on shoulder, left or right.
- Driving wrong way on a one-way street or highway.
- Driving on the left side of the roadway.
- Passing in a school zone.
Conviction Involving a Fatal Accident A violation of any state law or local ordinance relating to motor vehicle traffic control (other than parking violations) arising in connection with a fatal traffic accident.
Multiple Licenses A violation relating to a CMV driver having multiple driver's licenses.
Two serious traffic violations within a three-year period results in a two-month disqualification.
Three serious traffic violations in the same period results in a four-month disqualification.
- 12,700 lbs.
- 10,000 lbs.
- 3,175 lbs
- 6,350 lbs.
Quote From Page 3 Of The CDL Manual:
The sum of the working load limits from all tiedowns must be at least 50% of the weight of the coils.
- 48 feet
- 60 feet
- 50 feet
- 53 feet
Quote From Page 9 Of The CDL Manual:
No vehicle with or without a load, other than a semitrailer, shall exceed a length of 42 feet. Semitrailers may have an overall length of 53 feet, including the load being carried.
- Placing rolls against the doors.
- Placing the rolls against each other.
- Placing rolls against the front and walls of the vehicle.
- Placing the rolls against other cargo.
Quote From Page 6 Of The CDL Manual:
- Place paper rolls together in a group so that the structure of the group can be maintained.
- Place paper rolls against:
- The front and walls of the vehicle
- Each other
- Other cargo
- Continue to slow down throughout the entire duration of the curve
- Continue slowing down during the curve, and downshift about half way through the curve
- Depress the clutch pedal and coast through the turn
- Slow down before entering the curve as to avoid braking or shifting during the curve
Quote From Page 130 Of The CDL Manual:
When approaching a curve:
- Check traffic thoroughly in all directions.
- Before entering the curve, reduce speed so further braking or shifting is not required in the curve.
- Keep vehicle in the lane.
- Continue checking traffic in all directions.
Always slow down and get into the correct gear before the curve and never shift during the curve. It's better to slow down too much than not enough.
- Recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight
- Drivers are responsible for all of these
- Inspecting your cargo
- Knowing your cargo is properly secured
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.
- A tapered piece of material, thick at one end and thin at the other, used to help keep cargo from moving.
- A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against an article to prevent it from tipping that may also prevent it from shifting.
- A short piece of material, usually wood, nailed to the deck to reinforce blocking.
- A vertical barrier across a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
Quote From Page 2 Of The CDL Manual:
A tapered piece of material, thick at one end and thin at the other, used to help keep cargo from moving.
- No more than 1/2 of the leaf springs can be missing
- No more than 1 leaf spring can be missing
- None can be missing
- No more than 1/4 of the leaf springs can be missing
Quote From Page 14 Of The CDL Manual:
Suspension systems: The suspension system holds up the vehicle and its load and keeps the axles in place. Therefore, broken suspension parts can be extremely dangerous. Look for the following:
- Spring hangers that allow movement of axle from proper position.
- Cracked or broken spring hangers.
- Missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring. If 1/4 or more are missing, it will put the vehicle "out of service," but any defect can be dangerous.
- Broken leaves in a multi-leaf spring, or leaves that have shifted so they might hit a tire or other part.
- Leaking shock absorbers.
- Torque rod or arm, U-bolts, spring hangers, or other axle positioning parts that are cracked, damaged or missing.
- Air suspension systems that are damaged and/or leaking.
- Any loose, cracked, broken or missing frame members.
Be sure to memorize that 1/4 or more leaf springs missing is unacceptable and will put the vehicle out of service. This may be included on the written exam and will need to be memorized for the pre-trip exam.