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Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What are the two ways to know when to shift?
  1. Every 3 to 5 seconds or engine speed.
  2. Engine speed and road speed.
  3. Road speed and wind speed.
  4. Engine speed and the shift indicator light.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
Which of the following is not a common cause of vehicle fires?
  1. Electrical short circuits due to loose connections.
  2. Improper use of flares.cargo
  3. Loose air lines.
  4. Improperly sealed flammable cargo.
  5. Spilled fuel after an accident.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
Why make emergency plans when you see a hazard?
  1. You will have more time to act if you see hazards before they become emergencies.
  2. You will have less time to act if you see hazards before they become emergencies.
  3. So you will have a plan to communicate the risk.
  4. Because all hazards turn into emergencies.
  5. None of the above.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What three things add up to total stopping distance?
  1. Resistance Distance + Perception Distance + Braking Distance.
  2. Perception Distance + Reaction Distance + Braking Distance.
  3. Visual Distance + Braking Distance + Resistance Distance.
  4. Braking Distance + Perception Distance + Lag Time.
  5. None of the above.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
If you are driving a 50-ft vehicle at 60 mph, How many seconds of following distance should you allow?
  1. 8 seconds
  2. 7 seconds
  3. 5 seconds
  4. 6 seconds
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What's the most important way to see the sides and rear of your vehicle?
  1. Regularly looking out the window and checking behind you
  2. Checking your mirrors regularly and more often in special situations
  3. Installing a rear camera system is the safest way to see sides of your vehicle
  4. Using a passenger to look out the windows and check the mirrors for you
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What should you do before you drive if you are drowsy?
  1. Sleep
  2. Exercise
  3. Drink some coffee
  4. Take a cold shower.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What is an escape ramp?
  1. A ramp commonly found on freeways in California used to get around major accidents.
  2. Another term for an off-ramp.
  3. A ramp leading to a long bed of loose soft material to slow a runaway vehicle, sometimes in combination with an upgrade.
  4. None of the above.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What two main things should you look for ahead on the road?
  1. Road signs and detours.
  2. Fire and flooding.
  3. Bridges and tunnels.
  4. Truck stops and police.
  5. Traffic and road conditions.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What are some advantages of going right instead of left around an obstacle?
  1. If the shoulder is paved, going right may be best. No one is ever on the shoulder, someone could be passing you on the left.
  2. There is no advantage.
  3. It is much easier to turn a truck to the right than it is to the left. It is good to make a habit out of going the same way every time.
  4. If you are blocked on both sides, a move to the right will not force anyone into an opposing traffic lane and a possible head on collision.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What things should you check during a trip?
  1. Manifest and shipping papers.
  2. Check for load stability by slightly swerving from left to right within your lane.
  3. Check for local radio stations and billboard advertisements.
  4. Map, directions, and weather report.
  5. Watch gauges, mirrors, use your senses to check for problems. Look, listen, and smell.
  6. None of the above.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What is black ice?
  1. Ice that turns black in extreme temperatures.
  2. Ice that is more slippery than white ice.
  3. A thin layer of ice that is clear enough that you can see the road underneath it. It makes the road look wet.
  4. A thick layer of ice that is hard to see on a black top road.
  5. None of the above.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What's the most important hand signal that you and the helper should agree on?
  1. Pull forward.
  2. Keep backing.
  3. Straighten out.
  4. Stop
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
Why is it important to use a helper for commercial driving?
  1. There are blind spots you can't see
  2. It is required by federal law.
  3. It is good to have someone else around to blame if you hit something.
  4. It is easier to have the helper back the truck for you.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
It may be difficult to tell if an older unit is equipped with ABS. Look under the vehicle for       ECU       and wheel speed sensor wires coming from the back of the brakes.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
Tractors, trucks, and buses will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the                    instrument panel                   .
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the        left        side, either on the                 front or rear                 corner.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
If you drive a straight truck or combination with working ABS on all axles, in an emergency stop, you can fully apply the brakes.
  1. True
  2. False
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
ABS helps you avoid                  wheel lock up                   and maintain control.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
When using a fire extinguisher, stay as far away from the fire as possible, and aim at the flames.
  1. True
  2. False
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