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Craig M.'s Comment
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Is this a trick question? I thought "all the above" would be a correct response for this. Please advice.

a. Backing is always dangerous.

b. You should back and turn toward the driver's side whenever possible.

c. You should use a helper and communicate with hand signals.

d. All of the above are true.

Correct Answer: Backing is always dangerous. Your Answer: All of the above are true.

Barbara C.'s Comment
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Whats the question?

Craig M.'s Comment
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Oops Sorry I thought I had copied the whole thing.

Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?

a. Backing is always dangerous.

b. You should back and turn toward the driver's side whenever possible.

c. You should use a helper and communicate with hand signals.

d. All of the above are true.

Correct Answer: Backing is always dangerous. Your Answer: All of the above are true.

Amy P.'s Comment
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I think the question is goofy, but for what it's worth, A is the 'truest' one. Sometimes you don't have a helper, and sometimes you have to back in bent from the passenger side. Then it's even more dangerous...

James J.'s Comment
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D all of the above...

Errol V.'s Comment
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The question and answer are badly written. The real solution is to read the test-writer's mind.

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B and C are examples that actually support A. Try this:

Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?

a. Backing is always dangerous.

b. Your mirrors are of little help

c. Pulling out again won't straighten the trailer out.

d. All of the above.

I was a school teacher for 11 years. I know these things.

Craig M.'s Comment
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Thanks for the responses everyone. I am learning that their is some issues with the wording of the questions. Hopefully this will help me pass the test when I go in to the DMV.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Scott O.'s Comment
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The answer is A because you are too avoid backing as much as possible according to dot but in the real world you will always back up and that's when the other answers come in to Play

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Idono's Comment
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Is this a trick question? I thought "all the above" would be a correct response for this. Please advice.

a. Backing is always dangerous.

b. You should back and turn toward the driver's side whenever possible.

c. You should use a helper and communicate with hand signals.

d. All of the above are true.

Correct Answer: Backing is always dangerous. Your Answer: All of the above are true.

there's a whole tutorial on this page about DoT regs. Check this out: https://www.truckingtruth.com/cdl-training-program/page15 it specifically mentions "Backing is always dangerous". I'm sure they pulled it from a DoT regulate or approved study guide. It's all in the wording. Btw, the guide on this has a lot of really good information. You should review it before you test, at least a couple days before hand.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

James J.'s Comment
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The high roads practice questions says it is "D" also, which one is it?

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