Section 1: ABILITY TO LOAD THE VEHICLE WITH DUE REGARD FOR SAFETY RULES AND PROPER VEHICLE USE

ANSWERS:

A)Visual check of the vehicle suspension

A)Check the body for excessive leaning

A)Tyre checks for touching/mud flaps on floor


B)Confirm the weight by taking the vehicle to nearest Weigh Bridge

ANSWERS:

A) Show by pointing to the correct distribution areas on this vehicle


B) Select which retraining device to use  (straps or ropes)


C) Demonstrate competence in the use of webbing strap or ‘dolly knot’ rope

 

D) Demonstrate competence in releasing the restraining device

ANSWERS:

A) Point to the vehicle’s centre of gravity


B) Acceleration could cause the load to move backwards or fall off the back

B) Braking could cause the load to move forward

B) When turning it could cause the load to continue on its original path and fall off the side

ANSWERS:

A) Point to the vehicle’s centre of gravity

 

B) Acceleration could cause the load to move backwards or fall off the back

 

B) Braking could cause the load to move forward

 

B) When turning it could cause the load to continue on its original path and fall off the side

ANSWERS:

A) Show by pointing to the correct distribution areas on this vehicle

 

B) Select correct restraint item – load tensioning bar

 

C) Demonstrate competence in the use of load tensioning bar 

 

D) Demonstrate how to release the restraining device 

ANSWERS:

A) Identify vehicle design weight plate(s)

 

B) Body check for any excessive leaning Tyre checks for touching/mud flaps on floor

 

C) Confirmation by taking vehicle nearest weigh bridge

D) Demonstrate how to release the restraining device 

ANSWERS:

A) Check fuel fill level and fuel cap security

A) Check fuel tank and mountings for condition

C) Explain bad weather fuel measures

D) Check there is enough fuel for the journey (instrument check)