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- You are
required to notify your employer if your license is suspended,
revoked, or cancelled or if you are disqualified from operating
a commercial vehicle. Do this before the
end of the business day following the day you received notice
of the action.
- You must
notify your employer, in writing, of all traffic convictions
within thirty days. This includes those in your private
automobile as well as a commercial vehicle.
- You must
notify the Department of Licensing of all out-of-state
traffic convictions, in writing,
within thirty days of the conviction.
- If any
level of alcohol is detected, law enforcement can place a commercial
driver out-of-service for 24 hours. It is
illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with any alcohol in your
- Tire Chains
Between November 1 and April 1, any
vehicle or combination of vehicles over 10,000 pounds are required
to carry sufficient tire chains when traveling state highways
crossing the mountains.
otherwise posted, the maximum allowable speed for trucks and buses
is 60 mph on interstate or State highways (except autostages is
65), 50 mph on county roads and 25 mph on city and town streets.
Lane Rule When
driving a heavy vehicle or combination, travel in the right
lane except when preparing to turn left or to pass another vehicle.
Lane Rule No
vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds may be driven
in the left-hand lane of a limited access roadway having three
or more lanes for traffic moving in one direction except when
preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into
a private road or driveway when a left turn is legally permitted.
- If you
are driving a slow-moving vehicle on a two-lane highway and
five or more vehicles are backed up behind you, unable to pass,
pull off the roadway at the first safe, available turnout.
- When traveling
with another truck or bus in a “convoy,” leave
enough space between vehicles in the convoy so other vehicles
can pull back into the lane safely.
- Do not
drive: More than 10 hours.
- No driver
can be on duty: More than 60 hours in any
seven consecutive days.
- No driver
can be on duty. More than 70 hours in any
eight consecutive days for carriers operating vehicles
every day of the week.
- federal and state laws require inspection by the driver.
- Put on the parking brake
whenever necessary to keep from rolling back.
- Backing toward the right side
is very dangerous because
you can’t see as well.
- If you
back and turn toward the driver’s side, you can watch the
rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
- Use driver-side backing — even
if it means going around the block to put your vehicle in this
position. The added safety is worth it.
Use a Helper.
- When backing, there are blind
spots you can’t see.
- When backing a trailer, make pull-ups
to reposition your vehicle as needed.
- Most heavy vehicles with manual transmissions
require double clutching to
- There are three things that add up to total
stopping distance: Perception Distance +
Reaction Distance + Braking Distance = Total Stopping Distance
- Whenever you double your speed, it
takes about four times as much distance to stop and your vehicle
will have four times the destructive power in a collision.
- Empty trucks require greater
stopping distances, because an empty vehicle has less traction.
It can bounce and lock up its wheels, giving much poorer braking.
(This is not usually the case with buses)
- Black ice is a thin layer
that is clear enough that you can see the road underneath it.
- Hydroplaning is: the tires
lose their contact with the road and have little or no traction.
- To know how much space you have, wait
until the vehicle ahead passes a shadow on the road, a pavement
marking, or some other clear landmark. Then count off the seconds
like this: “one thousand-and- one, one thousand-and-two” and so
on, until you reach the same spot.
- Dealing with tailgaters: Increase your following
distance. Opening up room in front of you
will help you to avoid having to make sudden speed or direction
changes. It also makes it easier for the tailgater to get around
- If you swing wide to the left before turning
right, another driver may try to pass you on the right.
True or false?
- If you are sleepy, the only safe cure is to
get off the road and get some sleep.
If you don’t, you risk your life and the lives of others.
- Use high beams when you can.
Some drivers make the mistakeof always using low beams.
- Do not let air out or the pressure
will be too low when the tires cool off.
- If your brakes are wet, you
- In Mountain Driving; Your most important consideration
is to select a speed that is not too fast for the:
- When you see a hazard, think
about the emergencies that could develop and figure out what you
- A single motor vehicle, except certain municipal
transport buses, is 40 feet.
- A single vehicle or trailer in a combination,
with or without load, is 53 feet
- Double trailer combinations can’t exceed a total
of 61 feet for the combined length
of the trailers.
- No vehicle, with or without its load, may exceed
more than 8 1/2 feet (102 inches)
- No vehicle, including its load, may be more
than 14 feet high
- Axles carrying more than 10,000 pounds and equipped
with single tires, are limited to 500 pounds per inch of width
of tires. • 80,000 pounds for any combination
- Unless otherwise posted, the maximum allowable
speed for trucks and buses is 60 mph
on interstate or State highways (except autostages is 65),
50 mph on county roads and 25 mph
on city and town streets
- Put your turn signal on before changing lanes
(100 feet minimum).
- Your horn can startle others and could be dangerous
when used unnecessarily.True or false?
- In mountain driving, gravity
plays a major role.
- A cause of fires is: Underinflated
tires and duals that touch. True
- The B:C type fire extinguisher
is designed to work on electrical fires and burning liquids.
- The A:B:C type is designed to work on burning
wood, paper, and cloth. True or false?
- When using the extinguisher, stay
as far away from the fire as possible.
- The first part of the brain affected by alcohol
controls judgement and self control
- As blood alcohol concentration continues to
build up, muscle control, vision, and coordination are affected.
- Placards are signs placed
on the outside of a vehicle to show the hazard class(es) of products
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