CDL Doubles & Triples Test 3 – Classic Mode

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1. When driving with more than one trailer, which trailer should be the first one behind the tractor?

A The lightest trailer
B The heaviest trailer
C The shortest trailer
D None of the above

2. You are driving a 100 foot twin trailer combination at 50 mph. The road is dry and the visibility is good. You should keep at least ____ seconds of space ahead of you.

A 9
B 10
C 11
D 12

3. With the hand valve on, you should test the trailer brakes by opening the service line valve at the rear of the rig. When you do this, you should hear:

A Air escape from the open valve
B The service brakes slowly move to the fully applied position
C The emergency line valve open and release air
D None of the above

4. You are driving with double trailers and must use your brakes to avoid a crash. For emergency braking you should:

A Push the brake pedal as hard as you can and hold it there
B Use only the trailer brakes
C Use controlled or stab braking
D None of the above

5. Converter dollies:

A Have little braking power because they are small
B Often do not have spring brakes
C Usually need a glad hand converter
D All of the above

6. The crack the whip effect that troubles trucks with trailers. Which is most likely to tip over:

A The rear trailer of a double
B A full trailer behind a truck
C The rear trailer of a triple
D Any trailer

7. You are doing a walk around inspection of a double or triple trailer rig. You should be sure the converter dolly air tank drain valves are ____ and the pintle hook is ____.

A Open, latched
B Open, free
C Closed, latched
D Closed, free

8. When does the "driver's manual" advise disconnecting the steering axle brakes to help keep the rig straight?

A When the road is dry
B Any time you have to
C When the road is slippery
D Never

9. If a converter dolly is still under the second trailer and you unlock the pintle hook, what will probably happen?

A The dolly tow bar may fly up
B The air lines will rupture
C The trailer brakes will unlock
D Nothing, the weight of the trailer will keep it in place

10. You are visually checking the coupling of a converter dolly to the rear trailer. How much space should be between the upper and lower fifth wheel?

A It depends on the load
B None
C 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch
D 1/32 to 3/32 of an inch

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