Pre-trip Inspection

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  • 1. 
    WHAT STRUCTURE (THAT SUPPORTS THE FIFTH WHEEL SKID PLATE) SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR CRACKS OR BREAKS?
    • A. 

      APRON

    • B. 

      KINGPIN

    • C. 

      SLIDING PINTLE

    • D. 

      PLATFORM


  • 2. 
    WHAT IS BEING INSPECTED WHEN YOU PUMP THE PEDAL THREE TIMES AND HOLD DOWN FOR FIVE SECONDS MAKING SURE THAT THE PEDAL SHOULD NOT MOVE DURING THE FIVE SECONDS?
    • A. 

      HYDRAULIC BRAKE

    • B. 

      AIR BRAKE

    • C. 

      PARKING BRAKE

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 3. 
    WHAT TRANSMITS POWER FROM THE TRANSMISSION TO THE DRIVE AXLE?
    • A. 

      STEERING PLAY

    • B. 

      POWER STEERING BELT

    • C. 

      AIR COMPRESSOR BELT

    • D. 

      DRIVE SHAFT


  • 4. 
    WHAT CARRIES AIR OR HYDRAULIC FLUID TO THE WHEEL BRAKE ASSEMBLY?
    • A. 

      BRAKE HOSES/LINE

    • B. 

      BRAKE LININGS

    • C. 

      SLACK ADJUSTERS

    • D. 

      BRAKE CHAMBERS


  • 5. 
    WHAT IS EITHER GAS OR HYDRAULIC DEVICES THAT CUSHIONS THE VEHICLE RIDE, STABILIZES THE VEHICLES AND SHOULD BE SECURE AND HAVE NO LEAKS?
    • A. 

      BRAKES

    • B. 

      MOUNTS

    • C. 

      SPRINGS

    • D. 

      SHOCK ABSORBERS


  • 6. 
    WHAT IS THE SLIDING MECHANISM AND LOCKING DEVICE FOR TANDEM AXLES ON TRAILERS?
    • A. 

      TANDEM RELEASE (ARM/LOCKING PIN).

    • B. 

      SUSPENSION SYSTEM

    • C. 

      FRAME

    • D. 

      LANDING GEAR


  • 7. 
    WHAT DO YOU INSPECT TO MAKE SURE ALL ARE PRESENT, FREE OF CRACKS AND DISTORTIONS AND SHOW NO SIGNS OF LOOSENESS SUCH AS RUST TRAILS OR SHINY THREADS?
    • A. 

      LUG NUTS

    • B. 

      SPACERS

    • C. 

      RIMS

    • D. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE


  • 8. 
    WHAT SHOULD YOU MAKE SURE IS SECURED, CAP(S) ARE ON TIGHT AND HAS NO LEAKS FROM THE TANK(S) OR LINES?
    • A. 

      FUEL TANK

    • B. 

      BATTERY/BOX

    • C. 

      AIR COMPRESSOR

    • D. 

      WATER PUMP


  • 9. 
    WHAT SHOULD YOU CHECK SO THAT IT IS SOLID, CLEAR OF OBJECTS AND SECURELY BOLTED TO THE TRACTOR FRAME?
    • A. 

      PLATFORM

    • B. 

      KINGPIN

    • C. 

      CATWALK

    • D. 

      APRON


  • 10. 
    WHAT MAINTAINS AIR PRESSURE IN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM?
    • A. 

      AIR COMPRESSOR/BELT

    • B. 

      ALTERNATOR/BELT

    • C. 

      POWER STEERING/BELT

    • D. 

      WATER PUMP/BELT


  • 11. 
    THERE SHOULD BE A MINIMUM TREAD DEPTH OF 4/32 OF AN INCH FOR THE:
    • A. 

      STEERING AXLE TIRES

    • B. 

      SPARE TIRES

    • C. 

      NON-DRIVE AXLE TIRES

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 12. 
    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DISENGAGES THE ENGINE FROM THE DRIVE TRAIN SO THE VEHICLE WON'T MOVE AND REDUCES THE LOAD ON STARTING THE MOTOR?
    • A. 

      PARKING BRAKE

    • B. 

      DRIVE SHAFT

    • C. 

      CLUTCH/GEARSHIFT

    • D. 

      WATER PUMP


  • 13. 
    WHAT IS THE CONTAINER (HOSES) FOR THE MECHANISM THAT TRANSFORMS STEERING COLUMN ACTION INTO WHEELS ACTION?
    • A. 

      STEERING LINKAGE

    • B. 

      STEERING PLAY

    • C. 

      STEERING BOX/HOSES

    • D. 

      SUSPENSION


  • 14. 
    WHAT ARE YOU INSPECTING BY MAKING SURE THAT HOSES AND LINES ARE NOT CUT, CHAFED, SPLICED, WORN AND NOT TANGLED, PINCHED OR DRAGGED AGAINST TRACTOR PARTS?
    • A. 

      AIR/ELECTRIC LINES

    • B. 

      LOCKING JAWS

    • C. 

      DOORS/TIES/LIFTS

    • D. 

      SPLASH GUARDS


  • 15. 
    IF LOOKING FOR PUDDLES ON THE GROUND,DRIPPING FLUIDS ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION YOU WOULD BE LOOKING FOR:
    • A. 

      LEAKS

    • B. 

      POWER STEERING FLUID

    • C. 

      OIL LEVEL

    • D. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE


  • 16. 
    WHAT SHOULD BE FULLY ENGAGED, WITH NO LOOSE OR MISSING PINS IN THE SLIDE MECHANISM OF THE SLIDING FIFTH WHEEL?
    • A. 

      SLIDING PINTLE

    • B. 

      GAP

    • C. 

      LOCKING JAWS

    • D. 

      LOCKING PINS


  • 17. 
    TO IMPROVE VISIBILITY DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER WHAT MUST BE SECURE, NOT DAMAGED AND OPERATING SMOOTHLY AND CORRECTLY?
    • A. 

      LIGHTING INDICATORS

    • B. 

      HEATER/DEFROSTER

    • C. 

      WIPERS/WASHERS

    • D. 

      EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT


  • 18. 
    TO CHECK THE COOLANT LEVEL:
    • A. 

      YOU WOULD INSPECT THE RESERVOIR SIGHT GLASS

    • B. 

      REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP AND CHECK THE LEVEL VISIBLE

    • C. 

      CHECK THE DIPSTICK

    • D. 

      EITHER A OR B


  • 19. 
    WHAT SHOULD BE CLEAN WITH NO ILLEGAL STICKERS, OBSTRUCTIONS OR DAMAGES TO THE GLASS?
    • A. 

      LIGHTING INDICATORS

    • B. 

      WINDSHIELD

    • C. 

      HEADLIGHTS

    • D. 

      MIRRORS


  • 20. 
    WHAT IS THE BRACKETS BOLT OR BUSHINGS THAT ARE USED TO ATTACH SPRING AND/OR AIR BAG TO THE AXLE AND VEHICLE FRAME?
    • A. 

      SHOCK ABSORBERS

    • B. 

      SPRING MOUNTS

    • C. 

      MOUNTING BOLTS

    • D. 

      TORQUE


  • 21. 
    IF THE WHEEL HAS A SIGHT GLASS CHECK THAT THE OIL LEVEL IS ADEQUATE OTHERWISE LOOK FOR LEAKS AROUND THE:
    • A. 

      HYDRAULIC BRAKES

    • B. 

      HUB OIL/AXLE SEALS

    • C. 

      RIMS

    • D. 

      BATTERY


  • 22. 
    WHAT RELEASES THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCKING JAWS SO THE TRAILER CAN BE COUPLED? (YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE IT IS IN THE ENGAGE POSITION AND THE SAFETY LATCH IS IN PLACE).
    • A. 

      RELEASE ARM

    • B. 

      DRAWBAR

    • C. 

      APRON

    • D. 

      LOCKING PINS


  • 23. 
    WHAT BELT SHOULD YOU MAKE SURE IS SECURELY MOUNTED, ADJUSTS AND LATCHES PROPERLY?
    • A. 

      STEERING

    • B. 

      AIR COMPRESSOR

    • C. 

      SAFETY/SEAT

    • D. 

      WATER PUMP


  • 24. 
    WHEN CHECKING THE DIPSTICK TO SEE THAT THE LUBRICATION LEVEL IS WITHIN SAFE OPERATING RANGE YOU ARE CHECKING THE:
    • A. 

      OIL LEVEL

    • B. 

      COOLANT LEVEL

    • C. 

      POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL

    • D. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE


  • 25. 
    WHAT GAUGE INDICATES INCREASING OR NORMAL LUBRICATION PRESSURE TO PREVENT ENGINE FAILURE, SEIZURE OR BREAKDOWN?
    • A. 

      OIL PRESSURE

    • B. 

      AMMETER

    • C. 

      POWER STEERING

    • D. 

      TEMPERATURE


  • 26. 
    WHAT, IF LOOSE OR MISSING, MAY CAUSE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE FRAME AND FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY?
    • A. 

      LOCKING PINS

    • B. 

      SAFETY LATCH

    • C. 

      MOUNTING BOLTS

    • D. 

      DRAWBAR


  • 27. 
    IF WORN, WHAT CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE HEAT BUILDUP FROM THE REDUCED ABILITY TO ABSORB AND DISSIPATE HEAT, POSSIBLE LEADING TO LOSS OF BRAKE RESPONSE?
    • A. 

      BRAKE DRUM/LININGS

    • B. 

      BRAKE CHAMBERS

    • C. 

      BRAKE HOSES/LINES

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 28. 
    WHAT GAUGE INDICATES THE ALTERNATOR AND/OR GENERATOR IS CHANGING?
    • A. 

      AMMETER/VOLTMETER

    • B. 

      TEMPERATURE

    • C. 

      OIL PRESSURE

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 29. 
    WHAT SHOULD NOT BE BENT, DAMAGED OR RUSTED THROUGH AND SHOULD BE EVENLY CENTERED WITH THE DUAL WHEELS AND TIRES EVENLY SEPERATED?
    • A. 

      SPACERS

    • B. 

      LUG NUTS

    • C. 

      RIMS

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE


  • 30. 
    THE ANGLE BETWEEN THE PUSH ROD AND THE ADJUSTOR ARM SHOULD BE A LITTLE OVER 90 DEGREES WHEN THE BRAKES ARE RELEASED AND NOT LESS THAN 90 DEGREES WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED REFERS TO THE:
    • A. 

      BRKAE CHAMBERS

    • B. 

      BRAKE LININGS

    • C. 

      SHOCK ABSORBERS

    • D. 

      SLACK ADJUSTERS


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