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Jeff L.'s Comment
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Had questions on my general knowledge test that were updated here in Texas. The stopping distance has been updated and longer. Simple things like 14' clearance in Texas when it is 13'6'' across the board. But the overall study here is more intense than my states and helped me across the board. Anyone who does not read the States Guidelines were they are testing should know better. I made the mistake of Jumping the gun and buying one of those laminated giant Trucker Atlases and it tells all the different heights, widths, weights etc. for each state. I would even make sure that you get the Updated book from your state and watch out what PDF you download, make sure it is the updated version.

One question on my General knowledge had me answer that it took length of a football field to stop in good conditions and dry pavement when traveling 45 miles per hour, not 55 like years before.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mr. Smith's Comment
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Hey Jeff I agree really be sure to read your state manual.

CA is 14' on height as well.

About stopping distance... Ours is waay different than the high road. Well not waay different but indeed different.

we have a chart that shows perception reaction and braking distance.

At 55 mph it's 419' 142' perception 61' reaction 216' braking

It also talks about a MSD maximum stopping distance distance.

It's an interesting read.

Control and Stopping Requirements. The service brake must hold the vehicle or combina- tion of vehicles stationary on any grade on which it is operated under all conditions of loading or unloading (CVC §26454). The service brakes of every motor vehicle or combination of vehicles must be capable of stop- ping from an initial speed of 20 mph as follows maximum stopping distance (MSD) in feet: • Passenger vehicle—25 MSD • Single motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s GVWR of less than 10,000 pounds—30 MSD • Single motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s GVWR of 10,000 pounds or more, or any bus—40 MSD • Combination of vehicles consisting of a passenger vehicle or any motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s GVWR of less than 10,000 pounds in combination with any trailer, semitrailer, or trailer coach—40 MSD • All other combinations of vehicles—50 MSD


Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

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