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Title:
How to prepare for the CDL, commercial driver's license truck driver's test
Author:
Mike Byrnes & Associates.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppage, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
ix, 436 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Barron's How to prepare for the CDL, commercial driver's license test, truck driver's test. c1991.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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Barron's how to prepare for the CDL, commercial driver's license test, truck driver's test.
ISBN:
9780764123351
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This updated manual prepares professional and prospective truck and trailer drivers for the tests required by the U.S. Department of Transportation in all 50 states. Thorough coverage of both the written and driving tests is presented with specific answers and explanations. Detailed diagrams demonstrate the proper procedures drivers need to master for their behind-the-wheel tests. This manual is heavily illustrated with diagrams and line art.


Table of Contents

Dedicationp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. vii
A Brief Introduction to the CDLp. viii
Part 1

p. 1

Chapter 1. Introductionp. 3
Using PASSp. 3
PASS Is Personalp. 3
Diagnostic CDL Testp. 4
PASS Is Actionp. 10
PASS Is a Systemp. 10
PASS Is Successp. 13
Chapter 2. Using SEX to Prepare for the CDL Testsp. 15
Be Relaxed and Alertp. 15
Be Systematicp. 18
Tools for Successp. 19
PASS Billboardsp. 21
Chapter 3. About Testsp. 23
Types of Testsp. 23
Types of Test Questionsp. 25
Types of Test Answer Choicesp. 25
Scoring Knowledge Testsp. 27
Skills Testsp. 27
Scoring Skills Testsp. 28
Test-taking Tipsp. 29
Tips for Different Test Question Typesp. 31
PASS Practice Testsp. 32
Part 2

p. 33

Chapter 4. Commercial Driver Licensingp. 35
PASS Pre-tripp. 35
CDL Backgroundp. 35
FMCSR Part 383: Commercial Driver's License Standardsp. 36
PASS Post-tripp. 53
Chapter 5. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulationsp. 57
PASS Pre-tripp. 57
FMCSR Part 391p. 58
FMCSR Part 392p. 64
FMCSR Part 393p. 70
FMCSR Part 395p. 90
FMCSR part 396p. 96
FMCSR Part 397p. 98
PASS Post-tripp. 102
Chapter 6. Safety Control Systemsp. 107
PASS Pre-tripp. 107
Safety Control Systemsp. 107
Troubleshootingp. 127
Emergenciesp. 146
PASS Post-tripp. 146
Chapter 7. Basic Vehicle Controlp. 149
PASS Pre-tripp. 149
Safe Vehicle Controlp. 150
Visual Alertnessp. 154
Communicating with Other Driversp. 156
Speed Managementp. 157
Space Managementp. 161
Night Drivingp. 163
Driving in Adverse Conditionsp. 166
Driving in Winterp. 167
Driving in the Rainp. 168
Driving in Hot Weatherp. 169
Mountain Drivingp. 170
Road Hazardsp. 172
Emergency Maneuversp. 175
Skid Control and Recoveryp. 178
Coupling and Uncouplingp. 178
PASS Post-tripp. 179
Chapter 8. Loading, Securing, and Hauling Loadsp. 183
PASS Pre-tripp. 183
Forces of Naturep. 185
Size and Balancep. 186
Loading Cargop. 189
Securing Loadsp. 191
Cargo Inspectionp. 193
Driving With a Loadp. 195
PASS Post-tripp. 196
Chapter 9. Vehicle Inspectionp. 201
PASS Pre-tripp. 201
Why Inspectp. 202
Who Inspectsp. 202
When to Inspectp. 202
What to Inspectp. 203
State and Local Requirementsp. 209
Inspection Routinesp. 210
PASS Post-tripp. 217
Chapter 10. Air Brakesp. 221
PASS Pre-tripp. 221
Braking With Compressed Airp. 221
The Brake Chamberp. 222
The Brake Systemp. 225
Air Brake System Operationp. 229
Compressed Air in the Spring Brakep. 229
Operational Control Valvesp. 231
Gauges and Warning Devicesp. 232
Air Brakes in Tractor-Trailer Combinationsp. 232
Brake System Problemsp. 234
Maintaining and Inspecting Air Brakesp. 235
Air Brake System Inspectionp. 237
Seven-step Pre-trip Inspectionp. 238
Driving With Air Brakesp. 244
PASS Post-tripp. 245
Chapter 11. Vehicle Combinationsp. 249
PASS Pre-tripp. 249
Coupling a Single Semitrailerp. 250
Uncoupling a Single Semitrailerp. 252
Coupling Doublesp. 254
Uncoupling Doublesp. 256
Coupling Triplesp. 256
Uncoupling Triplesp. 256
Inspecting Vehicle Combinationsp. 256
Seven-step Vehicle Combination Inspectionp. 259
Pulling Trailers Safelyp. 263
PASS Post-tripp. 268
Chapter 12. Tank Vehicle Endorsementp. 273
PASS Pre-tripp. 273
Effects of Liquid Loads on Vehicle Handlingp. 273
Braking Response of Tanksp. 274
Baffles and Compartmentsp. 274
Types of Tanksp. 277
Liquid Density and Cargo Surgep. 277
Driving Tanksp. 277
Emergency Systemsp. 279
Retest and Marking Requirementp. 280
PASS Post-tripp. 284
Chapter 13. Hazardous Materials Endorsementp. 289
PASS Pre-tripp. 289
Hazardous Materials Regulationsp. 290
FMCSR Part 397p. 291
Title 49 CFR Part 171p. 293
Title 49 CFR Part 172p. 298
Title 49 CFR Part 173p. 311
Title 49 CFR Part 177p. 318
Title 49 CFR Part 178p. 326
Other Hazardous Materials Regulationsp. 327
Hazardous Materials Handlingp. 328
Emergency Equipmentp. 330
Emergency Response Proceduresp. 331
PASS Post-tripp. 334
Part 3

p. 339

Chapter 14. Reviewp. 341
How to Reviewp. 341
Sample Test 1p. 347
Sample Test 2p. 355
Endorsement Test Reviewsp. 360
Chapter 15. CDL Skills Testsp. 381
Pre-Trip Inspectionp. 382
Coupling and Uncouplingp. 388
Basic Controls Skills Testp. 389
Safe Driving Skills Testp. 397
Chapter 16. Final Tips for the Testp. 405
Prepare Your Vehiclep. 405
Arranging for the CDL Testsp. 406
Taking the Testp. 407
Retaking the Testp. 408
Appendix A Answer Keysp. 409
Appendix B Motor Vehicle Office Addressesp. 413
Appendix C Motor Transport Associationsp. 415
Appendix D Transportation Agenciesp. 419
Glossaryp. 421
Indexp. 431