CDL Practice Tests: Flatbed Cargo Securement

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Question #683 (1 of 10)

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While driving, the freight must not:

  • Interfere with the free movement of the driver's arms or legs.
  • Prevent the exit of a person from the cab.
  • Obscure the driver's view ahead, left, or right.
  • All of these things should be avoided.
The cargo or any other object must not:
  • Obscure the driver's view ahead or to the right or left sides (except for drivers of self-steer dollies).
  • Interfere with the free movement of the driver's arms or legs.
  • Prevent the driver's free and ready access to accessories required for emergencies. OR
  • Prevent the free and ready exit of any person from the commercial motor vehicle's cab or driver's compartment.
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Question #705 (2 of 10)

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How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?

  • 2
  • It depends on the weight
  • 1
  • 3
Tiedowns requirements

Use two tiedowns to secure one stack of shortwood loaded crosswise.

Attach the tiedowns to the vehicle frame at the front and rear of the load.

Position tiedowns approximately 1/3 and 2/3 of the length of the logs.

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Question #794 (3 of 10)

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A sided vehicle containing cargo weighing 35,980 lbs must be able to withstand a rearward force of at least:

  • 17,990 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
  • 28,784 lbs
  • 36,000 lbs

Note: If the cargo is contained in a sided vehicle, the vehicle structure MUST be strong enough to withstand the forces described earlier.

  • Forward force: 0.8 g (80%)
  • Rearward force: 0.5.g (50%)
  • Sideways force: 0.5 g (50%)
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Question #755 (4 of 10)

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When loaded cement pipe over 45 inches in diameter, which pipes should be blocked, wedged, or otherwise immobilized?

  • It depends on the weight of the load.
  • Front and rear.
  • Rear only.
  • Front only.

Immobilize the front and rear pipe with on of the following methods:

  • Blocking
  • Wedges
  • Vehicle end structure
  • Stakes
  • Locked pipe unloader
  • Other equivalent means
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Question #778 (5 of 10)

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To secure a cubic-shaped boulder, how many tiedowns are required, at minimum?

  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5

Special Circumstances: Securing a Cubic-Shaped Boulder

The securement of a cubic-shaped boulder must meet these requirements in addition to the other large boulder requirements in Section 13.

Secure each boulder individually with at least two chain tiedowns placed side-to-side across the vehicle.

Place tiedowns as closely as possible to the hardwood blocking used to support the boulder.

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Question #741 (6 of 10)

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To secure paper rolls with eyes horizontal against rearward movement, you can use which of the following except:

  • Friction mats.
  • Blocking.
  • Other cargo.
  • The vehicle wall.
Direction of Potential Movement: Rearward

Methods to Prevent Movement:

  • Other cargo
  • Blocking
  • Fiction mats
  • Tiedowns
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Question #753 (7 of 10)

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When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the rear half of the load run?

  • Rearward
  • Forward
  • Straight up and down.
  • It doesn't matter.
Requirements for securing the pipe

Secure each pipe with tiedowns through the pipe.

Run at least one tiedown through each pipe in the front half of the load. This includes the middle one if there are an odd number. The tiedown must run rearward at an angle not more than 45 with the horizontal when viewed from the side of the vehicle, whenever practicable.

Run at least one tiedown through each pipe in the rear half of the load. The tiedown must run forward at an angle not more than 45 with the horizontal when viewed from the side of the vehicle, whenever practicable. This holds each pipe firmly in contact with adjacent pipe.

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Question #761 (8 of 10)

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To satisfy general cargo securement requirements, what is the minimum WLL for securing vehicles under 10,000 lbs?

  • 30% of the weight of the cargo.
  • 50% of the weight of the cargo.
  • 4,500 lbs.
  • 10,000 lbs.

Note: More tiedowns may be required to satisfy the general cargo securement requirements. The Standard states: "The sum of the working load limits from all tiedowns must be at least 50% of the weight of the cargo."

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Question #722 (9 of 10)

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All of the following are requirements for transporting coils with eyes crosswise except:

  • Prevent the coil from rolling
  • Attach one tiedown rearward
  • These are all requirements
  • Attach one tiedown forward
There are three requirements for coils transported with eyes crosswise:

Prevent the coil from rolling

Attach one tiedown forward.

Attach one tiedown rearward.

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Question #690 (10 of 10)

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Which of the following is not a method of securing side-by-side cargo?

  • Fill the empty space between with other cargo.
  • Place them in direct contact with each other.
  • Use some kind of blocking to prevent shifting.
  • Make sure it is leaning forward.
For articles of cargo placed beside each other and secured by side-to-side tiedowns:

Either place them in direct contact with each other,

Or prevent them from shifting towards each other in transit by using blocking or filling the space with other cargo.

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About The Flatbed Cargo Securement CDL Manual

Studying the flatbed cargo securement CDL manual is not a requirement for getting your CDL permit or license. It is required knowledge for flatbed drivers.

Some questions you should be able to answer for flatbed cargo securement:

  • What is the minimum Working Load Limit of a tiedown used to secure logs?
  • What is the minimum weight of a shipment of paper rolls that would require specific securement requirements?
  • When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
  • What is a cab shield?
  • When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the rear half of the load run?
  • What is a dunnage bag?
  • Who is responsible for inspecting securing devices and cargo within the first 50 miles?
  • How many tiedowns are required on a stack of shortwood loaded crosswise?
  • What is the minimum working load limit of each tiedown used to secure crushed or flattened vehicles?
  • Define 'bolster'
  • What is a hook-lift container?
  • When a tiedown is attached directly to the cargo, what is the ideal angle where it attached to the vehicle?

What is a securing device?

Any device specifically manufactured to attach or secure cargo to a vehicle or trailer:

  • Synthetic Webbing
  • Chain
  • Wire rope
  • Manila rope
  • Synthetic rope
  • Steel strapping
  • Clamps and latches
  • Blocking
  • Front-end structure
  • Grab hooks
  • Binders
  • Shackles
  • Winches
  • Stake pockets
  • D-rings
  • Pocket
  • Webbing ratchet
  • Bracing
  • Friction mat

What is a tiedown?

A combination of securing devices that forms an assembly that:

  • Attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on a vehicle.
  • Is attached to anchor point(s).

Some tiedowns are attached to the cargo and provide direct resistance to restrain the cargo from movement.

Some tie-downs pass over or through the cargo. They create a downward force that increases the effect of friction between the cargo and the deck. This friction restrains the cargo.

Related Cargo Securement Terms That Every Driver Should Know:

  • Tiedown:

    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).

  • Contained:

    Cargo is contained if it fills a sided vehicle, and every article is in contact with or sufficiently close to a wall or other articles so that it cannot shift or tip if those other articles are also unable to shift or tip.

  • Blocking:

    A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.

How should tiedowns be attached?

Tiedowns can be used in two ways:

  • Attached to the cargo:

    • Tiedowns attached to the vehicle and attached to the cargo.
    • Tiedowns attached to the vehicle, pass through or aroundan article of cargo, and then are attached to the vehicle again.

  • Pass over the cargo:

    • Tiedowns attached to the vehicle, passed over the cargo, and then attached to the vehicle again.

Tiedown placement:

Place the tiedown as close as possible to the spacer.

Position the tiedowns as symetrically as possible over the length of the article.

Position the tiedowns to preserve the integrity of the article.

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