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  1. Can you drive a commercial vehicle after drinking one beer with lunch?
    No.
  2. If your drivers license is suspended, when do you have to tell your employer?
    Within two business days.
  3. Do you need to inform your employer of convictions for traffic violations you receive in your personal vehicle?
    Yes, within 30 days of conviction.
  4. What traffic convictions are you required to report to us?
    All out-of-state traffic convictions within 30 days of conviction.
  5. Can you lose your CDL for offenses committed in your personal vehicle?
    Yes.
  6. What is the maximum length for a single vehicle?
    53 ft.
  7. What is the maximum length for a combination truck and single trailer?
    75ft.
  8. What is the maximum vehicle width allowed without a permit?
    8.5 ft. or 102 in.
  9. What is the maximum weight for a single-unit vehicle supported by 3 axles?
    40,000lbs.
  10. What is the maximum weight for a combination of vehicles?
    80,000lbs.
  11. What is the maximum vehicle height allowed without a permit?
    14ft.
  12. Who should you contact for an overweight/oversize vehicle permit?
    Department of Transportation
  13. When are you required to carry chains?
    While operating in any mountain pass and on all vehicles over 10,000 GVWR from November 1 to April 1.
  14. What are the maximum speed limits for trucks?
    • -60mph on interstate and State highways.
    • -50mph on county roads.
    • -25mph on city and town streets.
    • UNLESS Lower limits are posted.
  15. What is the slow vehicle rule?
    If you are driving a slow moving vehicle on a two lane highway and five or more vehicles behind you are delayed and unable to pass, you must pull off the roadway at the first safe and available turnout.
  16. What should you do if traveling in convoy with other vehicles?
    Leave enough room between vehicles for others to pull back into the lane safely.
  17. How many hours may you legally drive?
    11hrs after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  18. How many hours may you legally be on duty?
    • 60 hours in 7 consecutive days.
    • 70 hours in 8 consecutive days.
  19. What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
    Safety.
  20. What things should you check during a trip?
    • Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
    • Use senses to check for problems.
    • Check critical items when you stop.
    • -Tires, wheels, and rims.
    • -Brakes
    • -Lights and reflectors.
    • -Brake and electrical connections to trailer.
    • -Trailer coupling devices.
    • -Cargo securement devices
  21. Name some key steering system parts.
    • Nuts, bolts, cotter keys.
    • Steering column.
    • Steering gear box.
    • Tie rods.
  22. Name some suspension system defects.
    • Defective spring hangers.
    • Missing broken or shifted leaves.
    • Leaking shock absorbers.
    • Torque rod or arm, u-bolts, spring hangers, or other axle positioning parts that are damaged and or leaking.
    • Any loose, cracked, broken, or missing frame members.
  23. What three kinds of emergency equipment must you have?
    • Fire extinguishers.
    • Spare electrical fuses.
    • Warning devices for parked vehicles (for example, three reflective triangles.)
  24. What is the minimum tread depth for front tires? For other tires?
    4/32-inch on every major groove on front tires. 2/32 inch on other tires.
  25. Name some things you should check on the front of your vehicle during a walkaround inspection.
    • Condition of front axle.
    • Condition of steering system.
    • Condition of windshield.
    • Lights and reflectors.
  26. What should wheel bearing seals be checked for?
    Leaking.
  27. How many red reflective triangles should you carry?
    Three.
  28. How do you test hydraulic brakes for leaks?
    By pumping the brake pedal three times, then applying firm pressure to pedal and holding it for five seconds.
  29. Why put the starter switch key in your pocket during the pre-trip inspection?
    To ensure safety.
  30. Why should you back towards the driver's side?
    For better visibility and safety.
  31. If stopped on a hill, how can you start moving without rolling back?
    By utilizing the parking brake until you have applied enough engine power to keep from rolling back.
  32. When backing, why is it important to use a helper?
    To help you to see blind spots.
  33. What is the most important hand signal you and your helper should agree on.
    STOP.
  34. What are two special conditions where you should downshift?
    • Before starting down a hill.
    • Before entering a curve.
  35. When should you downshift automatic transmissions?
    When going down grades.
  36. Retarders keep you from skidding when the road is slippery. T or F?
    False.
  37. What are two ways to know when to shift?
    • Engine speed.
    • Road speed.
  38. How far ahead should you look?
    12-15 seconds ahead.

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