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Matt 's Comment
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I'm not arguing in anyway I love this app. However I have a question about a hazardous materials question "when driving a placard vehicle and a tire overheats what should you do?" Unless I have been starting at this screen to long and am seeing things it says the correct answer is remove the tire and place it a safe distance from the vehicle. Well I'm currently a mechanic and although I've never seen a tire overheat it takes me at least 15 minutes (i think maybe 5 maybe 25 I never paid attention but not my point)to get a wheel and tire removed in a shop with air tools ?

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I remember that question, I think that is the right answer but it does seem ridiculous. Not only isn't it very easy, as you pointed out, but it seems to me that if the tire hasn't already burst into flames, once you sop it's not going to do anything but cool down.

Matt 's Comment
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I dont really second guess this app it has always proved really good. I just found that odd or maybe there was a trick I wasn't aware of

Kurt G.'s Comment
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The High Road material comes from the state CDL manuals, which are mostly the same in every state. In my opinion, when in doubt you should refer to your state's cdl manual and go by that.But I think time has shown that the High Road training program is more that close enough to pass the tests. Even if a particular question had a slightly different answer in your state (as seems to be the case with the stopping distance questions), it very likely won't make any difference in whether or not someone passes.

In the case of this question, I did check a state manual and it does say to remove an overheated tire and place it a safe distance from the vehicle.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Matt 's Comment
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I wonder what the procedure is for that lol . And ok thanks for the input

Tractor Man's Comment
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I wonder what the procedure is for that

Channelocks?

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Kurt G.'s Comment
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I wonder what the procedure is for that

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Channelocks?

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And don't forget to torque to 450 ft-lbs when you put it back on.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I wonder what the procedure is for that

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Channelocks?

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Which is funny - because the book DOES SAY THAT - but doesn't take into account the driver doesn't have a jack or impact gun to take the tire off in the first place.

There's a REASON WHY TIRES OVERHEAT. Incorrect inflation, or overloading (or speeds in excess of it's speed/temp rating).

What's funny is that I have to take a HM test to work on the Port for my Longshoremans Card. TOTALLY DIFFERENT from a Trucking HM. In the case of a dock worker - HM involves ID'ing if a container/load contains HM by looking at the placard - and RUNNING WAY TO FIND HELP if there is a leak or spill or whatnot.

Try running away if you have a placarded load as a truck driver, and you can tell us where to send you commissary money. Actually - I don't send ANYONE commissary.

Rick

Matt 's Comment
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Make sure you eat your wheaties so you can get it back off the ground,

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