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These Questions Are From The Illinois CDL Manual
- During the daytime to help others see you
- Anytime when legally allowed to do so at night during clear conditions
- All of these are good times to use high-beam headlights
- When driving through heavily traveled city streets
Quote From Page 30 Of The CDL Manual:
At night, you cannot see as far with low-beams as you can with high-beams. When you must use low-beams, slow down.
- All of these require a DOT medical card
- An operator of a passenger carrying vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver
- An operator of any vehicle transporting hazardous materials of a quantity that would require placarding
- An operator of a commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more (both private and for hire)
Quote From Page 6 Of The CDL Manual:
You will need to carry a medical card with you if:
- Operate a commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise (private or for hire); or
- Operate a passenger carrying vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver; or
- Operate any vehicle transporting hazardous materials of a quantity that would require placarding.
- With the engine off, step on and off the brake pedal several times to reduce the air pressure in the tanks and make sure the tractor protection valve pops out
- Pull out the trailer air supply control and pull gently on the trailer with the tractor to make sure the brakes work
- Check for normal air pressure, release the parking brakes, move the vehicle forward slowly, and apply trailer brakes with the hand control (trolley valve), if so equipped
- Release all brakes except the trailer service brakes using the trailer hand control valve (trolley valve) then walk back to the rear of the trailer and visually check to be sure the brakes are engaged
Quote From Page 79 Of The CDL Manual:
The trailer service brakes: Check for normal air pressure, release the parking brakes, move the vehicle forward slowly, and apply trailer brakes with the hand control (trolley valve), if so equipped. You should feel the brakes come on. This tells you the trailer brakes are connected and working. (The trailer brakes should be tested with the hand valve but controlled in normal operation with the foot pedal, which applies air to the service brakes at all wheels.)
Many companies are no longer installing trailer hand control valves which is very unfortunate as this is really the only way to be certain the trailer service brakes are functioning properly. If your truck does not come equipped with a trailer hand control valve, test your brakes before you start driving on a major roadway. If you notice the truck struggling to stop, the problem most likely is with your trailer brakes and needs to be inspected.
- In a fire proof box such as a small safe
- Under the passenger seat
- Within reach of the driver
- In the front glove box
Quote From Page 102 Of The CDL Manual:
Do not accept a hazardous materials shipment without a properly prepared shipping paper. A shipping paper for hazardous material must always be easily recognized. Other people must be able to find it quickly after an accident.
- Clearly distinguish hazardous material shipping papers from others by tabbing them or keeping them on top of the stack of papers.
- When you are behind the wheel, keep shipping papers within your reach (with your seat belt on) or in a pouch on the driver's door. They must be easily seen by someone entering the cab.
- When not behind the wheel, leave shipping papers in the driver's door pouch or on the driver's seat.
- Emergency response information must be kept in the same location as the shipping paper.
It's good practice to keep hazardous materials shipping papers in the drivers side door pocket. This area is acceptable not only while driving, but also while parked.
- Rev the engine to high RPM's in order to "suck" the fumes out
- Keep the hood closed
- Open the hood and use a fire extinguisher
- Stop in a shaded location, such as under a bridge or overpass
Quote From Page 46 Of The CDL Manual:
With an engine fire, turn off the engine as soon as you can. Do not open the hood if you can avoid it. Shoot extinguishers through louvers or radiator or from the underside of the vehicle.
drive axles: 33,100 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
- Move the 5th wheel back 2 holes
- Move the 5th wheel back 1 hole
- Move the 5th wheel forward 2 holes
- Move the 5th wheel forward 1 hole
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
steer axle: 11,800 pounds
drive axles: 33,600 pounds
- Stopped position
- Open position
- Closed position
- Off position
Quote From Page 74 Of The CDL Manual:
You must check that all shut-off valves are in the open position except the ones at the back of the last trailer, which must be closed.
When only pulling one trailer, be sure the shut-off valves are all in the fully closed position.
- Look far enough down the road to avoid being surprised and having to make a sudden lane change
- All of these can help reduce the chance of a truck rollover
- At night, drive slow enough to see obstacles with your headlights before it is \ too late to change lanes or stop gently
- Slow down to a safe speed before going into a turn
Quote From Page 70 Of The CDL Manual:
Steer gently and smoothly when pulling trailers. If you make a sudden movement with your steering wheel, you could tip over. Follow far enough behind other vehicles (at least 1 second for each 10 feet of your vehicle length, plus another second if going over 40 mph). Look far enough down the road to avoid being surprised and having
- 13 feet
- 12 feet, 9 inches
- 13 feet, 6 inches
- 14 feet, 6 inches
Quote From Page 10 Of The CDL Manual:
The maximum height for all vehicles on all designated state and federal highways is 13 feet, 6 inches, including load from the underside of the tire to the top of the vehicle. This includes the US Interstate system. Individual states may set their own maximum height limits, but those limits must be equal to or greater than 13 feet, 6 inches.
Any vehicles exceeding 13 feet, 6 inches in height must obtain proper permits.
Which log below contains at least one violation?
- There are no violations in this example
- Both day 1 and day 2
- Day 1
- Day 2
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
Violations: There is a 30 minute break violation in this example from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m and 11:00 p.m. to Midnight on Day 1.
Explanation - 11 Hour Limit: On Day 1, the driver drove from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (5 hours) then again from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (4 hours) and finally from 11:00 p.m. to Midnight (1 hour). Therefore, the driver drove for a total of 10 hours on Day 1 (5 + 4 + 1) and never violated the 11 hour limit. On Day 2, the driver only drove between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a total of 4 hours, thus, no violation of the 11 hour limit occurred.
Explanation - 30 Minute Break: On Day 1, the calculation point for the 30 minute break provision is 10:00 a.m. In order to continue driving beyond 6:00 p.m. (8 hours after the initial starting calculation point) a 30 minute break off duty must be taken. Since the driver never took a break off duty, a 30 minute break violation occurred between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The driver then went on duty between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., before violating the 30 minute break provision again by driving a CMV between 11:00 p.m. and Midnight. In order to remain legal, the driver should have taken his/her 30 minute break by 6:00 p.m. On Day 2, the driver was only on duty for a total of 7 consecutive hours which would not require a 30 minute break.
Explanation - 14 Hour Limit: After taking 10 consecutive hours off duty, the driver had 14 hours available beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Day 1. The driver switched into the sleeper berth at Midnight, exactly 14 hours later. Since the driver remained in the sleeper for 10 consecutive hours, the 14 hour limit reset and the new starting calculation point was then 10:00 a.m. on Day 2. The driver only remained on duty from the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a total of 7 hours of on duty time on Day 2. The driver remined legal on both days and no violation occurred.