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What are two ways to know when to upshift?
Certain gears are good for certain speeds.
What should you do if your vehicle hydroplanes?
Hydroplaning is more likely at higher speeds.
Which of the following statements about tank vehicles is true?
Get that endorsement.
When should you review the post-trip inspection report from the previous driver?
What happened to the last person who drove this vehicle?
What is black ice?
It makes the road look wet.
When you are passing a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or another vehicle, you should assume that they:
Assume the worst.
When you check the condition of visible parts during your pre-trip inspection, make sure that the ___________ are secured against snagging, rubbing, or wearing.
You are driving a truck with a manual transmission. While driving on an uphill grade, you have to stop the truck on the shoulder. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
Avoid rolling backward.
What is your most valuable way to see the sides and rear while driving?
Your CMV is equipped for this purpose.
What is the most important reason for being alert to hazards?
When driving a commercial vehicle whose height is over 13 feet, you should:
Never assume you have enough clearance.
What should the wheel bearing seals be checked for?
Who’s going to see them anyway?
When driving through roadway work zones, you should:
Drive slowly and carefully.
When inspecting mirrors and windshields for cracks, dirt, illegal stickers, and other obstructions to your vision, you should:
Make sure you can see what you need to see.
When you drive in the mountains, you will have to use lower gears to drive safely down grades. Which of these does NOT affect your choice of gears?
Your tires should always have adequate tread.
When driving on grades, which of these is the best choice for a safe speed?
Drive according to the current conditions.
Your total stopping distance equals the sum of your:
Look, react, brake, stop.
What effects can wet brakes cause?
Wet brakes are bad brakes.
When driving at night, use your low beams when an oncoming vehicle is within:
About a tenth of a mile.
What is hydroplaning?
Fast motorboats that skim over the water are called “hydroplanes.”
What three things related to cargo are the driver’s responsibility?
Spot a problem before it can lead to an accident.
While driving, you should use your mirrors to check:
Use your mirrors to check your vehicle as well as what’s around it.
What does “communicating” mean in safe driving?
Your presence is what you want to communicate.
When looking ahead of your vehicle while you are driving, you should look:
Keep your eyes moving.
When driving in an area with few streetlights on a clear night, if you cannot see well with your headlights, you should:
Your eyes need time to adjust to darkness.
What should you do if a car coming toward you at night keeps its high beams on?
Look away from bright lights.
When a doctor prescribes medication for you and you know you will be driving, you should:
Only if the doc says so.
You should try to park your vehicle so that:
Have an exit plan.
It is illegal to drive a CMV if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is ______ or above.
Half the usual limit for adult car drivers.
What should you do if you get stuck on the railroad tracks?
Don’t risk your life.
Wheel bearing seals should be checked for:
Nothing should get through.
When should you downshift an automatic transmission?
For that engine braking effect.
What checks should you perform on the steering gear box?
All present and accounted for.
When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
It’s about to turn yellow.
When backing, why is it important to have a helper?
Big trucks have big blind spots.
What is a “pull-up?”
Get a better angle.
When checking your vehicle’s lights during your pre-trip inspection, you should:
These lights should work even with the engine off.
When you’re driving at 55 mph under good driving conditions, your total stopping distance will be:
Longer than a football field.
When must you wear a seat belt?
Even if you’re just a passenger.
What is the minimum tread depth for tires OTHER than steering axle tires?
Half the front tires’ minimum tread depth.
What is the first thing you should try to do if your brakes fail while you’re driving downhill?
The longer you go downhill, the faster you’ll go.
What things should you check during a trip?
The nose knows.
When you’re driving in cold weather, your tires must:
The deeper, the better.
What is countersteering?
What is the proper way to hold the steering wheel?
Two hands give you more control than one.
When roads are slippery, you should:
Slow and easy.
What is the definition of “sleep debt?”
You owe your body the rest it needs.
What will happen if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is found to be more than zero but less than 0.04%?
You will have a day to think bout it.