Flatbed Cargo Securement

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Flatbed Cargo Securement
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  • 1. 
    TO PREVENT AGAINST THE LOSS OF CARGO, VEHICLES MUST BE LOADED AND SECURED IN A MANNER COMPLIANT WITH FMCSA REGULATIONS TO PREVENT CARGO FROM:
    • A. 

      LEAKING

    • B. 

      SPILLING

    • C. 

      BLOWING OFF THE VEHICLE

    • D. 

      FALLING FROM THE VEHICLE

    • E. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 2. 
    THE FOLLOWING ARE ACCEPTABLE TOOLS THAT MAY BE USED TO SECURE CARGO (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      WIRE ROPE

    • B. 

      CHAINS

    • C. 

      WEBBING

    • D. 

      CORDAGE

    • E. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 3. 
    CARGO SECUREMENT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE:
    • A. 

      THE CUSTOMER IS PAYING FOR SAFE AND TIMELY DELIVERY OF GOODS.

    • B. 

      DAMAGED CARGO RESULTS IN CLAIMS AGAINST THE COMPANY, HURTS OUR REPUTATION, AND IMPACTS OUR PROFITABILITY

    • C. 

      IF NOT PROPERLY SECURED, AN INCIDENT OR CRASH COULD RESULT FROM FALLING OR SHIFTING CARGO.

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 4. 
    WHAT ARE YOUR PRIMARY PRE-LOADING RESPONSIBILITIES?
    • A. 

      CHECK YOUR WATCH TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON TIME BECAUSE PICK-UP APPOINTMENTS ARE DIFFICULT TO RESCHEDULE.

    • B. 

      CONDUCT A THOROUGH PRE-TRIP AND HOUSEKEEPING INSPECTION OF THE TRAILER

    • C. 

      CONFIRM YOUR DELIVERY TIME

    • D. 

      MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF EXTRA PALLETS


  • 5. 
    WHILE DRIVING, YOU ARE FORCED TO MAKE A SUDDEN STOP.  YOU FEEL AND HEAR YOUR CARGO SHIFT FORWARD AS A RESULT.  IN THIS SITUATION, THE SAFEST THING TO DO IS:
    • A. 

      DRIVE UNTIL YOUR NEXT SCHEDULED STOP OR BREAK AND CHECK THE LOAD AT THAT TIME.

    • B. 

      FIND A SAFE PLACE TO BACK UP AND SLAM ON THE BRAKES TO MOVE THE CARGO BACKTO ITS ORIGINAL POSITION

    • C. 

      PULL OVER AS SOON AS SAFELY POSSIBLE AND INSPECT THE CARGO

    • D. 

      NOTHING, SINCE THE TRAILERS NOSE IS TOO STRONG FOR ANY CARGO TO BREAK THROUGH


  • 6. 
    WHEN LOADING A FLATBED TRAILER, CARGO SHOULD BE:
    • A. 

      LOADED AS LOW AS POSSIBLE AND TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE TRAILER

    • B. 

      STACKED AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE TO ALLOW FOR MORE VEHICLE STABILITY.

    • C. 

      PLACED AS FAR TO THE FRONT AS POSSIBLE

    • D. 

      LOADED TOWARDS THE REAR OF THE TRAILER


  • 7. 
    TRUE OR FALSE:  BLOCKING AND BRACING REFER TO TECHNIQUES, STRUCTURES, OR DEVICES PLACED AGAINST OR AROUND CARGO, AND ARE USED TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING, TIPPING, SHIFTING, AND MOVING HORIZONTALLY.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE


  • 8. 
    WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF OVERLOADING AND POOR CARGO WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION?
    • A. 

      INCREASED CHANCE OF INCIDENT DUE TO DIFFICULT VEHICLE HANDLING OR POOR STEERING

    • B. 

      DECREASE IN FUEL EFFICIENCY

    • C. 

      CITATIONS AND MONETARY PENALTIES

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 9. 
    WHEN TIGHTENING CHAINS WITH A RATCHET BINDER, ALWAYS:
    • A. 

      PUSH UP ON THE HANDLE, ALLOWING YOUR SHOULDERS AND BACK TO DO MOST OF THE WORK

    • B. 

      PULL DOWN ON THE HANDLE, LETTING GRAVITY WORK FOR YOU

    • C. 

      LEAVE A LITTLE SLACK IN THE CHAIN IN CASE ADJUSTMENTS NEED TO BE MADE

    • D. 

      HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO THE WORK


  • 10. 
    DETERMINING HOW TO SECURE CONCRETE PIPE WILL DEPEND ON:
    • A. 

      THE LENGTH AND DIAMETER OF THE PIPE

    • B. 

      THE WEIGHT OF THE PIPE

    • C. 

      HOW LONG THE TRIP IS

    • D. 

      WHAT THE PIPE IS USED FOR


  • 11. 
    DRIVERS SHOULD INSPECT THEI TIEDOWNS (LOAD STRAPS, CHAINS, ETC) REGULARLY BECAUSE:
    • A. 

      OVER TIME, TIEDOWNS CAN BECOME WORN AND DAMAGED

    • B. 

      THEY CAN GET STOLEN AT TRUCK STOPS AND REST AREAS

    • C. 

      YOUR COMPANY MIGHT MAKE YOU PAY FOR MISSING TIEDOWNS

    • D. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE


  • 12. 
    TRUE OR FALSE:  IF YOU SECURE YOUR CARGO WELL ENOUGH, YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SUDDEN BRAKING, SHARP TURNS, BAD WEATHER OR ROUGH ROADS.  SINCE YOUR LOAD IS SECURELY TIED DOWN, YOU CAN DRIVE ANY WAY YOU LIKE.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE


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