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These Questions Are From The Illinois CDL Manual
- Nylon rope.
Quote From Page 7 Of The CDL Manual:
- Pipe may be secured individually or as a group.
- Tiedowns through the pipe must be chains.
- Front-to-back tiedowns may be chain or wire rope.
- Place them in direct contact with each other.
- Lean them against each other.
- Lean them to the outside.
- Turn them so only their corners are touching.
Quote From Page 4 Of The CDL Manual:
Choose one of two options for positioning bundles:
Place bundles in direct contact with each other.
Provide a means (such as dunnage or blocking) to prevent the bundles from shifting towards each other.
- Drive axles and trailer tandems
- Steer axle and drive axles
- Steer axle and trailer tandems
- Trailer tandems and rear axles
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
- Poisonous (toxic) gas
- Small-arms ammunition
- Extremely dangerous poisonous (toxic) liquid
Quote From Page 56 Of The CDL Manual:
Buses may carry small-arms ammunition, emergency shipments of drugs, chemicals and hospital supplies. You can carry small amounts of some other hazardous materials if the shipper cannot send them any other way. Buses must never carry:
- Division 2.3 POISONOUS (Toxic) GAS.
- Division 6.1 EXTREMELY DANGEROUS POISONOUS (Toxic) LIQUID.
- More than 45 kg (100 pounds) of a solid Division 6.1 Poison.
- More than 225 kg (500 pounds) total of allowable hazardous materials and no more than 45 kg (100 pounds) of any one class.
Even if you don't plan to obtain a passenger endorsement for your CDL, you will still be required to have a basic understanding of some general rules and regulations for transporting passengers.
- Place second layer with eyes vertical.
- All the wells in the layer beneath must be filled
- The bottom layer must extend all the way to the front.
- It must be blocked against an eye-vertical blocking roll resting on the floor of the vehicle that is at least 1.5 times taller than the diameter of the roll being blocked.
Quote From Page 6 Of The CDL Manual:
Requirements for eyes crosswise: secure stacks of paper rolls from front-to-back movement
- Do not load paper rolls on a second layer unless the bottom layer extends to the front of the vehicle.
- Load paper rolls on higher layers only if all wells in the layer beneath are filled.
Secure the foremost roll in each upper layer (or any roll with an empty well in front of it) against forward movement:
- Either by placing it in a well formed by two rolls on the lower row whose diameter is equal to or greater than that of the roll on the upper row.
- Or by banding it to other rolls.
- Or by blocking it against an eye-vertical blocking roll resting on the floor of the vehicle that is at least 1.5 times taller than the diameter of the roll being blocked.
- 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).
- None of these answers are correct
- Keep the front wheels aimed straight ahead until you start moving again
- Turn the wheels to the left before you begin moving, then turn them to the right after gaining forward momentum
- Turn the wheels to the right before you begin moving
Quote From Page 128 Of The CDL Manual:
If you must stop before making the turn:
- Come to a smooth stop without skidding.
- Come to a complete stop behind the stop line, crosswalk or stop sign.
- If stopping behind another vehicle, stop where you can see the rear tires on the vehicle ahead of you (safe gap).
- Do not let your vehicle roll.
- Keep the front wheels aimed straight ahead.
- Level ground
- Manual slack adjusters can only be checked with the wheels removed
- A slight incline
- A slight decline
Quote From Page 66 Of The CDL Manual:
Check manual slack adjusters on S-Cam brakes: Park on level ground and chock the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. Turn off the parking brakes so you can move the slack adjusters. Use gloves and pull hard on each slack adjuster that you can get to. If a slack adjuster moves more than about one inch where the push rod attaches to it, it probably needs adjusting. Vehicles with too much brake slack can be very hard to stop. Out-of-adjustment brakes are the most common problem found in roadside inspections. Be safe. Check the slack adjusters.
The manual adjustment of automatic slack adjusters is dangerous because it gives the vehicle operator a false sense of security about the effectiveness of the braking system.
Manual slack adjusters should only be checked while parked on level ground. Be sure to have this memorized as it will come up not only on the written exam, but possibly on your pre-trip exam as well.
How many on duty hours are remaining after the following has been logged (use a scratch sheet of paper if you need to):
- On duty/not driving: 3 hours
- Driving: 4 hours
- Sleeper berth: 8 hours
- Driving: 7 hours
- Off duty: 2 hours
- Both the 11 and 14 hour limits have reset so all hours are now available
- 14 hour clock: 7 hours
11 hour clock: 6 hours
- There is no time remaining on the drivers 11 or 14 hour clocks
- 14 hour clock: 5 hours
11 hour clock: 4 hours
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
Example of the split sleeper berth rule:
After taking 10 consecutive hours off duty, You start to work at 7:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., you begin driving and at 2:00 p.m. you spend 8 hours in your sleeper berth before resuming driving again at 10:00 p.m. At 10:00 p.m. Those 8 hours in the sleeper berth do not count as part of the 14 hour limit.
This means that you only used 7 of your 14 hours so far, and your 14 hour limit gets extended from 9:00 p.m. that evening to 5:00 a.m. the next morning. Your driving limit is still 11 hours and so far you have only driven 4 hours. That means you have 7 hours of driving time still available, allowing you to drive from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.
At 5:00 a.m. you take your second rest period, going off duty for 2 hours. That brings you to 7:00 a.m.
Since you met the regulation of getting the equivalent of 10 hours off duty in two periods, you now have a new calculation point for figuring your 11 and 14 hours. Your new calculation point is at the end of the first rest period, which was at 10:00 p.m. Your new 14 hour period begins at 10:00 p.m. and ends 14 hours later, at noon the following day. During that new 14 hour period you are allowed 11 hours of driving.
From 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. you used-up 9 of the 14 duty-period hours and 7 of the 11 hours of driving time. Therefore you now have 5 hours of duty time available during which you are allowed to drive 4 hours.
Because your 14 hour duty period ends at 12:00 noon that day, before you can drive a CMV again after 12:00 noon, you must have another rest period in the sleeper berth of at least 8 consecutive hours (if you are using the sleeper-berth exception). After that you must again recalculate how many hours you will have available. Your new calculation point will be the end of the 2-hour off duty period you took earlier (7:00 a.m.).
This example can be pretty confusing. Go back to page 95 for the full write up and explanation if you're still confused. It's very important to have a good understanding of the split sleeper berth provision.
- 6 inch spacing - slide tandems forward 5 holes
4 inch spacing - slide tandems forward 7 holes
- 6 inch spacing - slide tandems back 5 holes
4 inch spacing - slide tandems back 7 holes
- 6 inch spacing - slide tandems back 4 holes
4 inch spacing - slide tandems back 6 holes
- 6 inch spacing - slide tandems forward 4 holes
4 inch spacing - slide tandems forward 6 holes
Quote From Page 0 Of The CDL Manual:
With 6 inch spacing you're moving 400 pounds per hole so you need to move 4 holes to shift a minimum of 1,400 pounds (400 x 4 = 1,600).
With 4 inch spacing you're moving 250 pounds per hole so you need to move 6 holes to shift a minimum of 1,400 pounds (250 x 6 = 1,500).