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These Questions Are From The Illinois CDL Manual
- Honking a horn
- Flashing lights
- Using emergency flashers
- Using turn signals
Quote From Page 27 Of The CDL Manual:
Use your horn only when needed - Your horn can let others know you are there and help to avoid a crash. Use your horn when needed; however, it can startle others and could be dangerous when used unnecessarily.
- Close shut-off valves at rear of first trailer (and on dolly if so equipped)
- Back converter dolly under rear trailer
- Connect safety chains, air hoses and light cords
- Make sure trailer brakes are locked and/or wheels chocked
Quote From Page 81 Of The CDL Manual:
Connect converter dolly to rear trailer:
- Make sure trailer brakes are locked and/or wheels chocked.
- Make sure trailer height is correct. (It must be slightly lower than the center of the fifth wheel, so trailer is raised slightly when dolly is pushed under.)
- Back converter dolly under rear trailer.
- Raise landing gear slightly off ground to prevent damage if trailer moves.
- Test coupling by pulling against pin of number two semi-trailer.
- Make visual check of coupling. (No space between upper and lower fifth wheel. Locking jaws closed on kingpin.)
- Connect safety chains, air hoses and light cords.
- Close converter dolly air tank petcock and shut-off valves at rear of second trailer (service and emergency shut-offs).
- Open shut-off valves at rear of first trailer (and on dolly if so equipped).
- Raise landing gear completely.
- Charge trailers (push "air supply" knob in) and check for air at rear of second trailer by opening the emergency line shut-off. If air pressure is not there, something is wrong and the brakes will not work.
- All of these are acceptable places to keep shipping papers
- In a pouch on the driver's door
- In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving
- On the driver's seat when out of the vehicle
Quote From Page 88 Of The CDL Manual:
Drivers to keep hazardous materials shipping papers:
- In a pouch on the driver's door, or
- In clear view within immediate reach while the seat belt is fastened while driving, or
- On the driver's seat when out of the vehicle.
- Friction mats.
- Other cargo.
- The vehicle wall.
Quote From Page 6 Of The CDL Manual:
Direction of Potential Movement: Rearward
Methods to Prevent Movement:
- Other cargo
- Fiction mats
- Forcing an automatic transmission into a lower gear at high speed could damage the transmission and also lead to loss of all engine braking effect
- All of these are reasons to select a lower gear before starting down a hill
- You may not be able to shift into a lower gear once speed has already built up
- You will lose all engine braking effect while shifting gears
Quote From Page 39 Of The CDL Manual:
Be in Right Gear Before Starting Down Grade - Shift the transmission to a low gear before starting down the grade. Do not try to downshift after your speed has already built up. You will not be able to shift into a lower gear. You may not even be able to get back into any gear and all engine braking effect will be lost. Forcing an automatic transmission into a lower gear at high speed could damage the transmission and also lead to loss of all engine braking effect.
- Pose a risk to health, safety, and property during transportation
- All of these answers are correct
- Require a special license endorsement when transported in large quantities
- Require special load securement and containment
Quote From Page 49 Of The CDL Manual:
All drivers should know something about hazardous materials. You must be able to recognize hazardous cargo and whether or not you can haul it without having a Hazardous Materials Endorsement added to your CDL license.
Hazardous materials are products that pose a risk to health, safety and property during transportation.
- Edge Protector
- Working Load Limit
- Void Filler
Quote From Page 1 Of The CDL Manual:
A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s).
- Drivers can call their carrier and have each duty-status changed remotely
- 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
- A broken EOBR will require you to shut down immediately and remain off-duty until the EOBR can be repaired
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.
- Be at at least 18 or older
- All of these are true
- Successfully pass a driving exam
- Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs
Quote From Page 59 Of The CDL Manual:
Requirements A driver must:
- Be age 21 or older.
- Possess a valid and properly classified driver's license issued by the Secretary if State.
- Submit to and successfully pass an Illinois specific criminal background check through an approved vendor.
- Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs. A current DOT medical card is acceptable.
- Successfully pass a written charter bus endorsement exam administered by the Secretary of State.
- Successfully pass a driving exam, if applicable, in a representative vehicle of the class of the driver's license for passenger and charter bus endorsements.
- Affirm under penalties of perjury that you have not made a false statement or knowingly concealed a material fact in any application for a charter bus endorsement.
- Sliding the tractor 5th wheel
- Moving the cargo toward the rear of the trailer
- Sliding the trailer tandems
- Adding more fuel to the tanks
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
The final key point to understand when it comes to weight transfer is that none of the methods of redistributing weight between the different sets of axles, including sliding your 5th wheel, sliding your tandems, or moving the cargo around will have any affect on your gross weight.
The only way to affect the gross vehicle weight would be to add or remove weight from the vehicle. Adding or burning off fuel, or adding or removing cargo would be two examples of ways to alter the gross vehicle weight.