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CDL - General Knowledge Exam Bundle (Sections 1, 2 & 3) Sample Tests

Free CDL - Section 3 - Cargo

You are about to take a FREE Sample of the CDL - Section 3 - Cargo. The sample test consists of 7 multiple choice questions and answers.

Please select the best answer for each question below and then click "Grade It!"

1. When should you inspect your cargo to make sure it is balanced and secure? Please select the answer that most completely answers the question.
a.
As part of your pre-trip inspection
b.
As part of your pre-trip inspection and again within 25 miles after beginning your trip
c.
As part of your pre-trip inspection, again within 25 miles of starting your trip, and after every break your take during driving.
2. What is the definition of Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)?
a.
The total weight of a vehicle plus its load.
b.
The total weight of a powered unit plus trailer plus cargo.
c.
The weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles.
d.
All of the above
3. Which of the following statements about bracing are true?
a.
Bracing is used to prevent movement of cargo.
b.
Bracing goes from the upper part of the cargo to the floor and/or walls of the cargo compartment.
c.
Bracing is shaped to fit snugly against cargo.
d.
a and b
4. How many tiedowns are required with cargo?
a.
Two tiedowns are needed for each ten feet of cargo.
b.
One tiedown is needed for each ten feet of cargo.
c.
One tiedown is needed for each five feet of cargo.
d.
None of the above
e.
All of the above
5. What function do front end header boards serve?
a.
Cover cargo to protect it from weather.
b.
Protect you from cargo in case of a crash or emergency stop.
c.
Provide a proper seal for cargo.
d.
All of the above
6. Why does a refrigerated truck with hanging meat require particular caution?
a.
Hanging meat can be a very unstable load with high center of gravity.
b.
Hanging meat can be too light of an axle load.
c.
Hanging meat can place weight too unevenly over the axles.
d.
All of the above
7. Which loads require special transit permits?
a.
Over-length loads
b.
Over-width loads
c.
Overweight loads
d.
All of the above