The quiz is in 6 parts. You may save this quiz after completing each section to complete at a different time. Each question is worth 10 points.
Which of the following are common examples of aggressive driving?
Tailgating other trucks is not dangerous because they are less likely to brake quickly.
An adequate following distance provides adequate time to perceive a hazard, react by applying the brakes, and for the truck to stop.
The video suggests which following distance formula?
Based on the above formula, a 70-foot truck traveling at 60 mph would need how much following distance?
If another driver has the right of way and has to slow down, change lanes, or take evasive action based on your driving, you are probably driving aggressively.
Lane change accident reduction techniques include:
A trick relating to observing blind spots is to:
When a truck pulls onto a roadway from a stop, side road, or driveway, the driver should:
Professional drivers should watch for stale green lights, which are lights that have been green for a long time, so they’re prepared to stop when lights turn yellow.
According to the video, backing accidents account for about _______ of all truck accidents?
If you cannot back straight, it is generally best to:
Rolling down the window allows you to:
The high frequency of backing accidents are primarily due to:
If you are familiar with an area and have backed there numerous times in the past, it is not necessary to assess the area each time you back.
What does GOAL mean as it relates to backing?
While backing you should do the following:
When using a spotter:
Backing in stages is a good procedure to use when backing long distances or in difficult locations.
Organizations are concerned about poor CSA scores because:
Violations received by a driver go on the CSA record of the company they are driving for.
PSP stands for:
The PSP report contains what driver data?
Most organizations hiring professional drivers are now pulling a PSP report on applicant drivers.
Drivers with a high number of violations and DOT crashes are less likely to be hired.
In the CSA system, violations are given a score of:
Violations are given an additional two points of severity weight if the violation results in the driver or truck being placed out-of service.
Speeding is a double-edged sword as it gives law enforcement personnel a reason to inspect your logs, vehicle, medical certificate, etc., in addition to issuing you a violation for speeding.
Drivers can improve their PSP record by:
Fatigue can be a contributing factor to a rollover crash. If you feel tired or fatigued, the best way to combat the fatigue is to:
What are typical causal factors in a rollover?
Complacency and over confidence can lead to rollovers.
Vehicle maintenance issues such as _____________ could contribute to a rollover crash.
Slosh & surge can result from?
Highway design and conditions such as _____________ could contribute to a rollover crash.
“Vehicle tripping” occurs when the trailer wheels do not track with the tractor wheels when turning, because of excessive speed, and the trailer tires swing closer to a curb and cause the trailer to trip.
When entering a curve with a posted speed limit sign, a tractor trailer driver should negotiate the curve:
The most important thing you can do, when transporting a fluid load, to keep the vehicle and the load under control is:
Surge can result in the vehicle moving forward and backward.
Which is not a form of driver inattention?
When scanning mirrors you should limit glances away from the forward roadway to:
In situations where a driver must search for a building address, he/she should do the following in addition to limiting glances away from the forward roadway:
Performing a secondary task, such as reaching in a bag or reading a map, while driving is dangerous because it diverts your eyes from the forward roadway.
Texting while driving a commercial vehicle is dangerous and has been banned.
In the NHTSA study, which activity increased crash risk by the highest amount (23 times)?
In the NHTSA study, which activities increased crash risk by 6 times or more?
A driving technique which prevents you from daydreaming is:
To successfully utilize situational awareness, you need to develop a consistent system of scanning, processing information, anticipating, and taking corrective action if necessary.
The NHTSA study found that being moderately drowsy increased crash risk by:
Crossing multiple tracks requires additional attention to ensure all tracks can be safely cleared.
When approaching a rail crossing with a crossbuck, but no gate or flashing light, what should you do?
At a rail crossing where you are required to stop, if no stop line exists on the pavement, you should stop:
If you have begun to cross the tracks when the warning lights begin to flash, what should you do?
When approaching an intersection with a rail crossing before the intersection, it is alright to stop at the stop sign even though your trailer is over the tracks.
All humped rail crossings are safe for all trucks to cross without getting hung up.
Hazmat placarded trucks must stop at all railway crossings.
If you get stuck on a track, you should look for the crossing number and emergency number on the:
If a crossing arm comes down on your truck while passing over a rail crossing you should:
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