Free Transporting Cargo Safely Practice Test Questions

1. If you load cargo wrong or do not secure it, it can be a danger to others and yourself.
  1. True 
  2. False
2. Whether or not you load and secure the cargo yourself, you are responsible for:
  1. Inspecting your cargo 
  2. Recognizing overloads and poorly balanced weight 
  3. Knowing your cargo is properly secured 
  4. All of the above
3. You should inspect your cargo and its securing devices within how many miles after beginning a trip?
  1. 10 miles 
  2. 25 miles 
  3. 45 miles
4. State and local regulations for commercial vehicle weight, securing cargo, covering loads and where you can drive large vehicles varies from place to place.
  1. True 
  2. False
5. How often must you stop while on the road to check your cargo?
  1. After you have driven for 2 hours or 100 miles 
  2. After you have driven for 3 hours or 150 miles 
  3. After you have driven for 4 hours or 200 miles
6. What is the difference between Gross Combination Weight Rating and Cross Combination Weight?
  1. GCWR is the maximum GCW specified by the manufacturer for a specific combination of vehicles plus its loads. 
  2. GCW is the total weight of a powered unit plus trailers plus the cargo. 
  3. A and B
7. Name two situations where legal maximum weights may not be safe?
  1. In southern states and the mid-west 
  2. Bad weather and in mountains 
  3. Narrow roads and daylight
8. What can happen if you don’t have enough weight on the front axle?
  1. The axle can be too light to steer safely 
  2. It could make the wheels spin 
  3. It can give false readings when weighing the load
9. Axle weight is the weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles.
  1. True 
  2. False
10. Tire load is the maximum safe weight a tire can carry at a specified pressure.
  1. True 
  2. False
11. Suspension systems have a manufacturers weight capacity rating.
  1. True 
  2. False
12. Coupling Device Capacity – Coupling devices are rated for the maximum weight they can pull and/or carry.
  1. True 
  2. False
13. Overloading can have bad effects on which of the following:
  1. Steering 
  2. Braking 
  3. Speed Control 
  4. All of the above
14. In all situations you must keep weights within legal limits.
  1. True 
  2. False
15. Too little weight on the drive axles has no effect on the traction the axle gets.
  1. True 
  2. False
16. What is the minimum number of tie downs for any flat bed load?
  1. Cargo should have at least one tie down for each six feet of cargo. 
  2. Cargo should have at least one tie down for each eight feet of cargo. 
  3. Cargo should have at least one tie down for each ten feet of cargo.
17. What is the minimum number of tie downs for a 20 foot load?
  1. At least two tie downs 
  2. At least four tie downs 
  3. At least six tie downs
18. Name the two basic reasons for covering cargo on an open bed?
  1. To keep people from seeing the cargo size and color 
  2. To protect people from spilled cargo and cargo from weather 
  3. To keep the cargo from being stolen
19. What must you check before transporting a sealed load?
  1. That you don’t exceed gross weight and axle weight limits 
  2. Inspect the load 
  3. Unseal the load to see what it is
20. You must be extremely cautious going around curves and making sharp turns carrying dry bulk tanks.
  1. True 
  2. False


Answer Key

1. A 
2. D 
3. B 
4. A 
5. B 
6. C 
7. B 
8. A 
9. A 
10. A 
11. A 
12. A 
13. D 
14. A 
15. B 
16. C 
17. A 
18. B 
19. A 
20. A