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Below are some basic Transportation Questions. Being in the transport industry, there are some things you should be aware of for example the lingo that people use irrespective of which mode of transport on is identified with — thinking of being a driver, pilot, captain or turn boy? Well, take this transportation quiz and learn the basics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a seal? 

    • A.

      A plastic or metal device with a unique code that is secured to a closed trailer.

    • B.

      A stamp that verifies load has been delivered

    • C.

      A London born R&B artist who is best known for his hit, "Kiss from a Rose"

    Correct Answer
    A. A plastic or metal device with a unique code that is secured to a closed trailer.
    Explanation
    A seal refers to a plastic or metal device that is attached to a closed trailer to ensure its security. It typically contains a unique code that helps in identifying and tracking the trailer. This seal acts as a tamper-evident measure, providing assurance that the trailer has not been opened or tampered with during transportation.

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  • 2. 

    What does LTL stand for? 

    Correct Answer
    Less than Truck Load, less than truck load, less than truckload
    Explanation
    LTL stands for Less than Truck Load, which refers to a shipment that does not require the full capacity of a truck. It is used to describe shipments that are smaller in size and do not fill up an entire truck. The term can be written in different variations, such as "less than truck load" or "less than truckload," but they all refer to the same concept of partial truck shipments.

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  • 3. 

    What type of door does Coyote prefer?

    • A.

      Swing doors

    • B.

      Roll-up doors

    • C.

      Hinge doors

    • D.

      Panel doors

    Correct Answer
    A. Swing doors
    Explanation
    Coyote prefers swing doors because they are typically easier to open and close, allowing for quick entry and exit. Swing doors also provide a wider opening, making it easier for Coyote to carry large items through the door. Additionally, swing doors are less prone to mechanical issues compared to roll-up doors or panel doors.

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  • 4. 

    What is the maximum legal gross weight for a truck? 

    Correct Answer
    80,000 lbs, 80,000, 80,000 pounds, 80000
    Explanation
    The maximum legal gross weight for a truck is 80,000 lbs or 80,000 pounds. This weight limit is set by regulations and ensures that trucks do not exceed the maximum weight that roads and bridges can safely handle. Exceeding this weight limit can cause damage to infrastructure and pose a safety risk to other vehicles on the road.

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  • 5. 

    Name the two types of trailer doors. 

    • A.

      Swing doors

    • B.

      Roll-up doors

    • C.

      Hinge doors

    • D.

      Panel doors

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Swing doors
    B. Roll-up doors
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Swing doors and Roll-up doors. Swing doors are hinged doors that open outward or inward, similar to regular doors. They are commonly used in trailers and provide easy access for loading and unloading. Roll-up doors, on the other hand, are made of multiple horizontal slats that roll up into a coil when opened. They are often used in trailers where space is limited and provide a secure and convenient way to access the cargo area.

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  • 6. 

    What is a backhaul? 

    • A.

      An outbound load that takes the carier away from home.

    • B.

      A load that needs to return to shipper because they forgot product.

    • C.

      An inbound load that takes a carrier back home.

    • D.

      A load that is rejected.

    Correct Answer
    C. An inbound load that takes a carrier back home.
    Explanation
    A backhaul refers to an inbound load that takes a carrier back home. This means that after delivering a shipment to a certain destination, the carrier will pick up another load that is going back towards their home base or original starting point. It is a way for carriers to optimize their routes and ensure that they are not driving empty trucks on their return journey. This helps to reduce costs and improve efficiency in the transportation industry.

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  • 7. 

    What is Coyote's website? 

    Correct Answer
    www.coyote.com, coyote.com
    Explanation
    The correct answer is www.coyote.com, coyote.com.

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  • 8. 

    What is a headhaul? 

    • A.

      An outbound load that takes a carrier away from home.

    • B.

      A load that takes the carrier back home.

    • C.

      The first load of the day.

    • D.

      A frequently traveled lane.

    Correct Answer
    A. An outbound load that takes a carrier away from home.
    Explanation
    A headhaul refers to an outbound load that takes a carrier away from their home base or point of origin. This term is commonly used in the transportation and logistics industry to describe the direction of a load or route. It indicates that the carrier is traveling away from their home location to deliver goods or transport passengers.

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  • 9. 

    If it is 09:45 in Chicago, what time is it in Raleigh, NC?  

    • A.

      08:45

    • B.

      09:45

    • C.

      10:45

    • D.

      11:45

    Correct Answer
    C. 10:45
    Explanation
    Chicago is in the Central Time Zone, which is one hour behind the Eastern Time Zone where Raleigh, NC is located. Therefore, if it is 09:45 in Chicago, it would be 10:45 in Raleigh, NC.

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  • 10. 

    Transfer to military time: 2:00 PM

    • A.

      02:00

    • B.

      04:00

    • C.

      12:00

    • D.

      14:00

    Correct Answer
    D. 14:00
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 14:00 because in military time, the hours range from 00 to 23, with 00 representing midnight and 12 representing noon. Since 2:00 PM is in the afternoon, it would be represented as 14:00 in military time.

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  • 11. 

    Transfer to military time: 9:00 AM

    • A.

      09:00

    • B.

      21:00

    • C.

      10:00

    • D.

      22:00

    Correct Answer
    A. 09:00
    Explanation
    The given time is in the 12-hour format, with "AM" indicating morning. To convert it to military time, we keep the same hour value but remove the "AM" indicator. Therefore, the correct answer is 09:00.

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  • 12. 

    If it is 13:00 in Chicago, what time is it in Washington state? 

    • A.

      10:00

    • B.

      11:00

    • C.

      14:00

    • D.

      15:00

    Correct Answer
    B. 11:00
    Explanation
    Chicago is in the Central Time Zone, while Washington state is in the Pacific Time Zone. There is a 2-hour time difference between these two zones, with the Pacific Time Zone being 2 hours behind the Central Time Zone. Therefore, if it is 13:00 (1:00 PM) in Chicago, it would be 11:00 AM in Washington state.

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  • 13. 

    Transfer to military time: 11:00 PM

    • A.

      11:00

    • B.

      21:00

    • C.

      22:00

    • D.

      23:00

    Correct Answer
    D. 23:00
    Explanation
    The given time is 11:00 PM, which is in the 12-hour clock format. To convert it to military time, we need to add 12 hours to the given time. Adding 12 hours to 11:00 PM gives us 23:00, which is the equivalent military time.

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  • 14. 

    Traveling with an empty trailer is called:

    • A.

      A headhaul

    • B.

      A backhaul

    • C.

      Detention

    • D.

      Deadhead

    Correct Answer
    D. Deadhead
    Explanation
    Traveling with an empty trailer is called "deadhead". This term is commonly used in the transportation industry to refer to the return trip of a truck or trailer without any cargo. It signifies that the vehicle is not carrying any load or freight during the journey.

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  • 15. 

    Following the HOS regulation, a driver can drive approximately __________ miles in a 24 hour period. 

    • A.

      300-400

    • B.

      500-600

    • C.

      600-700

    • D.

      1,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 500-600
    Explanation
    According to the HOS (Hours of Service) regulation, a driver can drive approximately 500-600 miles in a 24-hour period. This regulation sets limits on the number of hours a driver can be on duty and drive in order to prevent fatigue and ensure safety on the roads. The specific mileage range may vary depending on factors such as rest breaks and the type of vehicle being driven.

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  • 16. 

    Coyote's SCAC code: 

    Correct Answer
    CLLQ
  • 17. 

    When a carrier is legally able to travel between states, it is referred to as?

    • A.

      Interstate

    • B.

      Intrastate

    • C.

      A Road Trip

    Correct Answer
    A. Interstate
    Explanation
    When a carrier is legally able to travel between states, it is referred to as "Interstate". This term refers to transportation or commerce that occurs between different states. It indicates that the carrier has the legal authority and permits to operate their business across state lines.

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  • 18. 

    What is Coyote's Motor Carrier (MC) number?

    Correct Answer
    561135
  • 19. 

    Paperwork signed at the shipper and given to the driver before he leaves. It confirms where and when the load was picked up, where it is delivering, and what specific products were loaded into the trailer.

    • A.

      Bill of Lading (BOL)

    • B.

      Proof of Delivery (POD)

    • C.

      Detention

    • D.

      Comcheck

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill of Lading (BOL)
    Explanation
    A Bill of Lading (BOL) is a legal document that serves as a contract between the shipper and the carrier. It provides detailed information about the shipment, including the origin, destination, and contents of the load. The BOL is signed by the shipper and given to the driver before they leave, serving as proof of pickup and providing important information for the delivery process. It is an essential document for both the shipper and the carrier to ensure the proper handling and delivery of the goods.

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  • 20. 

    Paperwork signed by the consignee and sent to Coyote to prove that the load was delivered is referred to as the:

    • A.

      Bill of Lading (BOL)

    • B.

      Proof of Delivery (POD)

    • C.

      Comcheck

    • D.

      Seal

    Correct Answer
    B. Proof of Delivery (POD)
    Explanation
    The paperwork signed by the consignee and sent to Coyote to prove that the load was delivered is referred to as the Proof of Delivery (POD). This document serves as evidence that the shipment has been successfully delivered to the intended recipient. The consignee signs the POD to confirm that they have received the goods in good condition and without any discrepancies. This document is crucial for tracking and ensuring the completion of the delivery process.

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  • 21. 

    According to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulation, drivers may be on duty for up to ______ hours (driving a maxiumum of ________ hours) followed by _______ hours off duty. 

    • A.

      14, 10, 10

    • B.

      12, 12, 10

    • C.

      14, 10, 11

    • D.

      14, 11, 10

    Correct Answer
    D. 14, 11, 10
    Explanation
    According to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulation, drivers may be on duty for up to 14 hours (driving a maximum of 11 hours) followed by 10 hours off duty.

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  • 22. 

    What year was Coyote founded?

    Correct Answer
    2006
    Explanation
    Coyote was founded in 2006.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following modes of transportation does Coyote Logistics currently offer to our customers? (Check all the apply)

    • A.

      Truck Load

    • B.

      Intermodal (IMDL)

    • C.

      Ocean

    • D.

      Air

    • E.

      Less than Truckload (LTL)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Truck Load
    B. Intermodal (IMDL)
    E. Less than Truckload (LTL)
    Explanation
    Coyote Logistics currently offers Truck Load, Intermodal (IMDL), and Less than Truckload (LTL) as modes of transportation to their customers. This means that they provide services for transporting full truckloads, utilizing multiple modes of transportation, and shipping smaller loads that do not require a full truck.

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  • 24. 

    What is the industry standard abbreviation that is used when referencing intermodal?

    Correct Answer(s)
    IMDL
    Explanation
    The industry standard abbreviation used when referencing intermodal is IMDL.

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  • 25. 

    Which two trailer sizes are the two most common trailer sizes that we will deal with in Truck Load freight?

    • A.

      40'

    • B.

      48'

    • C.

      50'

    • D.

      53'

    • E.

      58'

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. 48'
    D. 53'
    Explanation
    The two most common trailer sizes in Truck Load freight are 48' and 53'. These sizes are commonly used in the transportation industry for carrying goods and are widely available for use. They are considered standard sizes and are commonly used for various types of cargo transportation. Other trailer sizes mentioned, such as 40', 50', and 58', are less commonly used in comparison.

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  • 26. 

    Generally speaking, how many pallets can fit in a 53' trailer?  

    Correct Answer(s)
    26
    Explanation
    A 53' trailer can generally fit around 26 pallets. The length of a standard pallet is 48 inches, and a 53' trailer has an interior length of approximately 636 inches. Dividing the trailer length by the pallet length gives us around 13.25, but since pallets cannot be stacked perfectly flush against each other, it is common to leave some space between them. Therefore, the estimated number of pallets that can fit in a 53' trailer is around 26.

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  • 27. 

    Coyote Logistics will work with carriers with which of the following safety ratings? (Check all that apply)

    • A.

      Satisfactory

    • B.

      Incredible

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      Conditional

    • E.

      Unsatisfactory

    • F.

      Bad

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Satisfactory
    C. None
    D. Conditional
    Explanation
    Coyote Logistics will work with carriers that have satisfactory, none, or conditional safety ratings. This means that they only collaborate with carriers that meet certain safety standards and have not been rated as unsatisfactory or bad.

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  • 28. 

    What is Coyote headquarters Address?

    • A.

      2545 E Diversey Ave. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60646

    • B.

      2545 W. Diversey Ave. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60647

    • C.

      191 E Deerpath Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045

    • D.

      2555 W Diversey Ave. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60647

    Correct Answer
    B. 2545 W. Diversey Ave. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60647
  • 29. 

    A third party hired specifically to load or unload a trailer.

    • A.

      Comcheck

    • B.

      Driver

    • C.

      Lumper

    • D.

      Seal

    Correct Answer
    C. Lumper
    Explanation
    A lumper is a third party hired specifically to load or unload a trailer. They are responsible for the physical labor involved in moving goods in or out of a trailer, typically in a warehouse or distribution center setting. Lumpers are often employed by companies that do not have their own dedicated loading/unloading staff or who need additional help during peak periods. They play a crucial role in ensuring efficient and timely movement of goods in the supply chain.

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  • 30. 

    Coyote has offices in the following general locations. (Check all the apply)

    • A.

      Chicago, IL

    • B.

      Portland, OR

    • C.

      Seattle, WA

    • D.

      Raleigh, NC

    • E.

      Dallas, TX

    • F.

      San Diego, CA

    • G.

      Knoxville, TN

    • H.

      Memphis, TN

    • I.

      Jacksonville, FL

    • J.

      St. Louis, MO

    • K.

      Alpharetta, GA

    • L.

      Columbia, SC

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Chicago, IL
    B. Portland, OR
    F. San Diego, CA
    G. Knoxville, TN
    H. Memphis, TN
    I. Jacksonville, FL
    K. Alpharetta, GA
    L. Columbia, SC
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the cities where Coyote has offices: Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Jacksonville, FL; Alpharetta, GA; and Columbia, SC.

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  • 31. 

    What is Coyote's 24/7 Driver Services telephone number? (Answer should be 10 numbers. Answer using only numbers. No letters and no punctuation.)

    Correct Answer(s)
    8776269683

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