Vehicle Loading Heavy Vehicle by theorytestuk.co.uk | Aug 12, 2023 | 0 comments Welcome to your Vehicle Loading Heavy Vehicle 1. 63. Which type of load would benefit most from being carried on a lorry fitted with road-friendly suspension? Steel Timber Glass Cables 2. 1. Your lorry has a double-deck body. The top tier is loaded and the lower deck is empty. When will the vehicle be most at risk of overturning? In thick fog In high winds In hot weather In heavy rain 3. 4. You've parked your vehicle on level ground to deliver a load of building materials. What should you do before using the vehicle-mounted crane? Switch the engine off Turn the steering wheels to the left Lower the stabilising legs Set out warning cones 4. 61. You're loading timber onto a flat-bed lorry. You want to cover it with sheets. Which sheet should be positioned first? Front Middle Rear Side 5. 51. You've finished recoupling. How should you make sure that the tractor and trailer are secure? Try to move forward with the trailer parking brake on Reverse with the trailer parking brake on Try to move forward with the trailer parking brake off Reverse with the trailer parking brake off 6. 42. Which load may need to be transported at a controlled temperature? Chemicals Bulk grain Sugar Beer barrels 7. 50. Why are baffle plates fitted to tankers carrying liquids? To reduce wind resistance To reduce the wave effect To stop the brakes from locking To make the steering lighter 8. 34. You're using a lorry-mounted crane to unload building materials. What safety features should you use? Wheel clamps Kingpin locks Jockey wheels Vehicle stabilisers 9. 70. You're loading goods of varying weights. How should they be distributed over the width of the vehicle? Heavy items at the front, light items at the rear Light items near the centre line, heavy items towards the sides Heavy items near the centre line, light items towards the sides Light items at the front, heavy items at the rear 10. 41. What shape are the labels that indicate a vehicle is carrying hazardous cargo? Diamond Triangle Circle Oval 11. 36. Which of these best describes a vehicle's payload? The maximum load the vehicle can carry The maximum load over each axle The maximum load plus the weight of the vehicle The maximum load each tyre can take 12. 69. Which of these vehicles will be most at risk of 'roll-over' when laden? A. B. C. D. 13. 53. The lorry you're driving is heavily laden. How will the load affect the vehicle if you approach a left-hand bend too fast? The load will push the lorry to the left The load will pull the lorry to the right The load will push the lorry straight on The load will hold the lorry back 14. 8. You're using three sheets to cover your load. Which is the correct overlap? A. B. C. D. 15. 3. What must you check first when uncoupling or recoupling your trailer? The lights are working The tilt-cab mechanism is secure The trailer brake is applied The air lines are safely stowed 16. 45. You're unloading an end-tipper lorry. What should you do before tipping the body? Make sure the vehicle is on a firm, level surface Park facing uphill to make unloading easy Make sure the vehicle is on a soft, sloping surface Park downhill for easier unloading 17. 33. You're driving a vehicle with an unladen trailer. What could happen if you change down to a low gear while travelling at speed? Your vehicle may suddenly accelerate The endurance brake will come on You won't be able to brake You could lose control of your vehicle 18. 59. You intend to move a heavy object using a barrow or trolley. What's the best height for the handles? Between the shoulder and the waist As high as you can reach Between the knee and the waist As low as possible for comfort 19. 26. Which type of load should be secured using chains? Timber planks Hay bales Steel plates Canvas sacks 20. 5. What do the legs on a demountable body enable you to do? Load and unload the body without stopping Stack one body on top of another Alter the overall height of the vehicle Demount the body without a crane or lift 21. 20. You're driving an articulated tanker on a straight road. How will the liquid load affect the vehicle as you brake to a stop? It will try to push the vehicle forward It will try to push the vehicle to the side It will make the trailer wheels bounce It will make the trailer wheels skid 22. 48. Which symbol on the back of a lorry means it's carrying a corrosive substance? A. B. C. D. 23. 18. Which load is most likely to move forward with some force when you brake sharply? Heavy material in canvas sacks Loose sand Timber secured with dolly knots Tubular metal 24. 19. How wide does a load need to be before an attendant is required? 2.6 metres (8 feet 5 inches) 3.0 metres (9 feet 9 inches) 3.3 metres (10 feet 9 inches) 3.5 metres (11 feet 5 inches) 25. 28. Who must you inform if the load on your trailer hits a railway bridge? The local authority DVLA National Highways The railway authority 26. 14. Your vehicle has a maximum authorised mass of 40 tonnes. The kerbside weight is 15 tonnes. What's your maximum payload? 15 tonnes 25 tonnes 35 tonnes 45 tonnes 27. 12. When you're carrying other vehicles piggyback, you should use restraints and the parking brake on each vehicle. What else should you do? Make sure the vehicles are sheeted Place chocks under the wheels Put the heavy vehicles at the top Rope the vehicles together 28. 31. Which vehicle is most likely to be affected by 'vehicle bounce'? A long-wheelbase empty vehicle A short-wheelbase laden vehicle A short-wheelbase empty vehicle A long-wheelbase laden vehicle 29. 24. You're covering a load using more than one sheet. Why should you start with the rearmost sheet, then work forwards? To stop you tripping when walking on the load To stop wind and rain from getting under the sheets To make it much easier to fold up the sheets To make it easier to carry longer loads 30. 64. You're driving an open tipper lorry carrying loose dry sand. Why should you sheet this load? To stop the handling from being affected To stop the load from shifting To stop the load from blowing away To stop the tipper mechanism from accidentally operating 31. 62. Your lorry has a crane fitted. You're loading very heavy items. What should you do when you feel that the ropes or straps may break? Reposition the load Use chains and tensioners Tie two straps together Continue loading carefully 32. 2. You're transporting a skip carrying loose waste. How should the material be carried? Covered Shrink-wrapped While displaying a warning beacon Under a waterproof membrane 33. 7. How must spare sheets and ropes be carried on your trailer? Laid out flat Visible from the cab Tied down securely Stacked loosely 34. 37. What could be the result of overloading an axle while loading a lorry? Reduced tyre temperature Damage to the road surface Damage to the tachograph Increased tyre life 35. 6. Which cargo needs to be transported at a controlled temperature? Perishable foods Barrels of beer Cement Silage 36. 44. Why are ropes unsuitable to tie down a load of scrap metal? Ropes are hard to tie Ropes will loosen in rain Ropes are hard to untie Ropes can wear and snap 37. 39. What's the main reason for covering a skip that you're transporting? To prevent any spillage To stop children climbing in To keep the contents dry To prevent theft 38. 38. What can result from overloading an axle? Reduced braking efficiency Reduced braking distance Increased kerbside weight Increased fuel efficiency 39. 29. You're going to drive an articulated lorry with an ISO container on the trailer. How should the container be secured to the trailer? The container must be secured by ropes The container must be secured using the locking levers The container must be held up against the headboard The container must be sealed 40. 46. Tankers carrying liquids can experience the 'wave effect'. What helps to reduce this problem? Spray guards Harsh braking Baffle plates Wind deflectors 41. 57. What should you do when you're working on a vehicle platform? Make sure you can jump down Walk forward near the edges Work in stockinged feet Walk backwards near the edges 42. 10. What should you do when transporting a small quantity of livestock that doesn't fill the vehicle? Allow no direct access to the animals Check them for disease before you load Give the animals plenty of space Create compartments using moveable panels 43. 25. When is an articulated lorry most likely to jack-knife? When it's carrying a high load When its load is carried at the rear of the trailer When it's unloaded When it's fully loaded 44. 40. In what circumstances will short-wheelbase vehicles bounce more noticeably than long-wheelbase vehicles? When laden When turning When empty When travelling slowly 45. 66. Your lorry has a demountable body. What should you check before demounting the body? The rear doors are open The legs are up The body is unloaded and empty The surface is firm and level 46. 68. What could happen if you drive a double-deck lorry with the top deck loaded and the lower deck empty? The lorry will become unstable under normal braking The brakes will be less effective The lorry may overturn when cornering You'll need to change gear more often 47. 30. You're making several deliveries. What problems may the decreasing payload cause? You might overload an axle You'll always have heavy items remaining You might exceed your kerbside weight You'll damage the rest of the load 48. 56. Your vehicle has a maximum authorised mass of 40 tonnes. The tare weight is 10 tonnes. What's your maximum payload? 20 tonnes 30 tonnes 40 tonnes 50 tonnes 49. 16. You're carrying another vehicle piggyback on your lorry. Chocks should be used to secure the wheels. What else should you use to secure the load? Baffle plates Axle stands Restraining straps A scaffolding bar 50. 55. You're uncoupling a lorry and trailer. What should you do after disconnecting the electrical line? Stow it away safely Drive forward slowly Lower the landing gear Apply the trailer brake 51. 32. You're securing a load using chains. Which type of chain is unsafe for securing a load? Short-link Round-link Oval-link Split-link 52. 60. When will an articulated car transporter be least stable? When only the lower deck is loaded When only the top deck is loaded When it's fully laden When it's unladen 53. 35. You're securing a very heavy load with a ratchet strap. Which anchorage point is unsafe to use with ratchet straps? Rope hook Eye bolt Shackle 'D' link 54. 47. What should you do if the load on your lorry becomes insecure? Continue at a slower speed to ensure the load doesn't fall off Attach 'hazard' boards to the load to warn other road users Park and resecure the load before continuing Inform base at the earliest opportunity 55. 52. What will you need to transport livestock on journeys of less than 65 km (40 miles)? Practical experience in the care of animals Membership of the RSPCA No driving convictions The ability to drive abroad 56. 21. What's being carried on a lorry displaying this symbol? Corrosive materials Compressed gases Oxidising agents Radioactive materials 57. 13. You're part-loading a lorry with an empty ISO container. Where should you position it on the trailer? Close to the fifth wheel Over the front axle Close to the trailer edge Over the rear axles 58. 43. You're securing a load using ropes. What's the minimum diameter of rope that should be used? 5 mm 10 mm 15 mm 20 mm 59. 27. How should you load a vehicle? Spread the load evenly Load it towards the rear Load it towards the front Arrange the load to make it easy for unloading 60. 54. Which symbol on a lorry means it's likely to be carrying compressed gases? A. B. C. D. 61. 49. What additional training do you need before transporting frozen foods? Packaging procedures Weight-distribution procedures Waste-handling procedures Hygiene procedures 62. 67. Which articulated trailer is most at risk of jack-knifing? A loaded flat-bed trailer A laden fuel tanker A loaded high-sided trailer An unladen trailer 63. 22. How should you adjust your mirrors after recoupling your trailer? To give a full view of your load To give a clear view of both pairs of rear wheels To give a view down each side of the trailer To give a view of the road on the other side 64. 23. Which of these loads needs to be transported at a controlled temperature? Frozen foods Timber Bulk grain Cement 65. 58. Which symbol on a lorry shows its load is dangerous when wet? A. B. C. D. 66. 65. What's the main cause of a lorry shedding its load? Driving on motorways Driving too fast Driving over a level crossing Driving in wet weather 67. 15. You're driving a loaded lorry with curtain sides. What should you do when you see the curtain bulging on one side? Check the load by carefully entering through the rear door or opposite curtain Check the load by carefully opening the curtain in the affected area Continue driving, as this is normal for these types of vehicles Continue driving at a much reduced speed 68. 9. What's the best knot to use when securing a load with ropes? A dolly knot A reef knot A slip knot A bowline knot 69. 11. You're driving a tanker that's half full. The inside of the tank isn't divided into compartments. How should you use the footbrake when you're stopping? Keep pressure on the brake pedal until you've stopped Relax pressure on the brake pedal before you've stopped Pump the brake pedal rapidly Use the footbrake and parking brake together 70. 17. You're loading a curtain-sided vehicle. What are the curtains for? Restraint Protection from the weather Improved visibility To reduce noise Time's up Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.