ROBERT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

ROBERT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

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You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they fail. What should you do? Look for an escape ramp or escape route
The center of gravity of a load: Can make a vehicle more likely to tip over on curves if it is high
To prevent a load from shifting, there should be at least one tie down for every___ feet of cargo. 10
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel? With your hands placed on opposite sides of the wheel
You are driving a 40 foot vehicle at 35 mph. The road is dry, and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe? 4 seconds
A few beers have the same effect on driving as a few shots of whiskey or a few glasses of wine, TRUE or FALSE TRUE
While driving ice builds up on your wipers and they no longer clean the windshield. You should Stop safely and fix the problem
What is counter steering? Turning the wheel back in the other direction after steering to avoid a traffic emergency
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong winds is true? Winds are a big problem when a truck comes out of tunnels
To help you stay alert while driving you should: Take short breaks before you get drowsy
You do not have a Hazardous Materials Endorsement on your Commercial Driver’s License. You can drive a vehicle hauling hazardous materials when The vehicle does not require placards
Cargo inspections: Should be performed after every break you take while driving
Retarders Cause extra brake wear
You are driving a new truck with a manual transmission, what gear will you probably have to use to take a long steep downhill grade? A lower gear than you would use to climb the hill
Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true? If a hill or curve keeps drivers behind you from seeing the vehicle within 500 feet, move the rear reflective triangle back down the road to give adequate warning
A vehicle is loaded with very little weight on the drive axle, what may happen? Poor traction
Which of these statements about speed management is true? You should choose a speed that lets you stop within the distance that you can see ahead
Which of these best describes how you should use the brake pedal on a steep downhill grade? Light, steady pressure
Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true? You can use a tachometer to tell you when to shift
Which of these statements about using turn signals is true? When turning you should signal early
Every time you leave your vehicle you should Apply the brake
Which of these statements about cargo is true? State laws dictate legal weight limits
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night Keep your speed slow enough that you can stop within the range of your headlights
If your vehicle catches fire while you are driving you should Park in an open area
How far ahead of the truck should a driver look while driving? 12-15 seconds
You are checking your tires for a pre-trip inspection, which of these following statements are true? Tires of mismatched sizes should not be used on the same vehicle
How do you test hydraulic brakes for leaks> Firmly push down on the pedal for 5 seconds and see if it moves
You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you the marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the marking mean It may be a slow moving vehicle
An enroute inspection should include checking for Tire and brake overheating AND Cargo securement
You are driving in the right lane of a four-lane, undivided road, you come over a hill and you find a car stopped ahead in your lane. You do not have room to stop. The hill blocks your view to the rear, the shoulder is clear. Which of these is most likely Steer to the right
Where or when should you test the stopping action of your service brakes? When truck is moving at about 5mph
Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment? Valve clearance
Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true? You should avoid backing whenever you can
Cargo covers: Protect people from spilled cargo AND May be a safety requirement in some states
High beams should be: Used when it is safe and legal to do so
Which of these is the most important thing to remember about emergency braking? If the wheels are skidding, you can’t control the vehicle
Which of these statements about managing space is true? When the road is slippery, you need much more space to stop
Use of drugs can lead to accidents and/or arrest, TRUE or FALSE TRUE
You must park on the side of a level, straight, two-lane road, where should you place your reflective triangles? One within 10 feet of the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear, and one about 100 feet to the front of the vehicle
The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation? Stop driving as soon as you can safely do so
To correct a drive-wheel braking skid, you should: Stop braking, turn quickly, and counter steer
Which of these statements are true about tires and hot weather driving is true? You should inspect your tires every two hours or every 100 miles when driving in hot weather
Your truck is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action; which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time? You can almost always turn to miss an obstacle more quickly than you can stop
Which fires can you use water to put out? Tire fires
What should you do when your vehicle hydroplanes? Release the accelerator
Which of these statements about downshifting is true? When you downshift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve
You are starting your vehicle from a stop, as you apply power to the drive wheels they start to spin. You should: Take your foot off the accelerator
When the roads are slippery, you should: Make turns as gently as possible
Which of these statements about brakes is true? The heavier a vehicle or the faster it is moving the more heat the brakes have to absorb to stop it
Stab braking Involves releasing the brakes only after the wheels lock up
When driving through work zones, you should Turn on your flashers and drive slowly ANDUse your brake lights to warn drivers behind you.
It takes the body about ______hours to get rid of the alcohol in four drinks 4
You are driving a vehicle 55 mph on dry pavement. About how much total stopping distance will you need to bring it to a stop? The length of a football field
Cargo that can shift should have at least ____ tie-down(s) Two
If a straight vehicle (no trailer or articulation) goes into a front wheel skid, it will Go straight ahead even if the steering wheel is turned
Unstable loads such as hanging meat or livestock can require extra caution on curves, TRUE or FALSE TRUE
Rough acceleration can cause mechanical damage, TRUE or FALSE TRUE
You are driving a heavy vehicle, you must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill, you should: Slow down to a safe speed before the curve
A key principle to remember about loading cargo is to keep the load: Balanced in the cargo area
You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph; there are no vehicles in front of you. Suddenly a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do first? Stay off the brake until your vehicle has slowed down
Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic in a heavy vehicle? Heavier vehicles need larger gaps in traffic than cars
Which of these statements about staying alert to drive is true? Sleep is the only thing that can overcome fatigue
There are “blind spots” that your mirror can not show you…. is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
Your vehicle has hydraulic brake. While traveling on a level road, you press the brake pedal and find that it goes to the floor. Which of these statements are true? Pumping the brake pedal may bring the pressure up so you can stop the vehicle
Brake “fade” Can be caused by the brakes getting very hot
You are driving on a two lane road, an oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is most often the best action to take? Steer to the right
WhIch of these statements about engine overheating is true? You should never remove the radiator capon a pressurized system until the system has cooled
You are driving a truck with a manual transmission; you have to stop the truck on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back into motion up the grade? Use the parking brake to hole the vehicle until the clutch engages
If a vehicle is loaded with most of the weight on the steering axle, what may result Hand steering and possible damage to the tires
You are driving a 40- foot vehicle at 50 mph, driving conditions are ideal (dry pavement, good visibility) what is the least amount of space that you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe? 5 seconds
Do not turn any more than needed to clear what is in your way…. when steering to avoid a crash?
You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection, which of these statements are true? Rust around the wheel nuts may mean they are loose
You do not have a Hazardous Materials Endorsement on your commercial driver’s license. You are asked to deliver hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle, you should Refuse to haul the load
As the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens? Judgement and self-control are affected
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should Avoid braking until your speed has dropped to about 20mph
You should stop driving: Whenever you become sleepy
Downshifting for a long downhill grade….. allows engine compression and friction to help slow the vehicle
If you must drive through deep puddles or flowing water, which of these steps can help keep your brakes working? Gently putting on the brakes while driving through the water
When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving you should look Back and forth, near and far
Escape ramps are Used to stop runaway vehicles
When driving at night, you should Adjust your speed to keep your stopping distance within your sight distance
Which of these statements about cold weather driving is true? Windshield washer antifreeze should be used
When should you wear seatbelts? Anytime you are in a moving vehicle
Controlled braking Is used to keep a vehicle in a straight line when braking
How do you correct a rear-wheel acceleration skid? Stop accelerating
Keep an injured person cool is not a good rule to follow when caring for injured at an accident scene
For your safety, when setting out reflective triangles you should Hole the triangles between yourself and oncoming traffic
The most common cause of serious vehicle skids is Driving too fast for road conditions
Heavy vehicles must sometimes travel more slowly than other traffic. Which of these is not a good rule to follow when you are driving such a vehicle? Signal other drivers when it is safe for them to pass you
The most important reason for being alert to hazards is so You will have time to plan an escape if the hazard becomes an emergency
Hydroplaning: Is more likely if the tire pressure is low
If you are being tailgated you should: Increase your following distance
Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true? The weight of a vehicle changes its height
Which of these statements about vehicle fires is true? A burning tire should be cooled with water
The parking brake should be tested why the vehicle is Parked
Which of these is a good rule to follow when using a fire extinguisher? Aim at the base of the fire

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