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Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
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Troops to Trucks...Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?
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New information regarding Troops To Trucks.



Interested in getting your FREE Commercial Driver’s License?



The Troops to Trucks program is an expedited and seamless process to assist veterans obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and ease the transition into civilian employment. Through a partnership with The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and The Department of Labor, The Department of Driver Services (DDS) offers this program at several different DDS locations throughout the state. There are 3 ways to gain a CDL and start your new career!



1. Veterans who are in their 90 days before or after discharge and have a DA348 with Tractor Trailer endorsements can visit their local DDS center to take the written and free test up to 3 times. A driving test is not required. This is paid for by a grant through the U.S. Department of Labor.



2. Veterans who have not driven in a while and have a DA348 with Tractor Trailer endorsements can take a two week driving course at Albany Tech located at 1704 S. Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701 and Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Veterans will take a short refresher course with a written test and driving test to earn the CDL. This course does not qualify for the HOPE grant and the cost will vary depending on the school. This options costs more than the 8 week course.



3. Veterans with or without a tractor trailer endorsement can take an eight week course, pass the exam, and get connected with employment opportunities. This free course is recognized and endorsed by all truck companies. Eligible veterans can take this training for free. Contact your local career center to learn more information by visiting http://www.dol.state.ga.us/find_career_centers.htm.



To find your closest DDS location, please go to http://1.usa.gov/Xsht3L.



For more information, contact Lacy Turner at lacy.p.turner.nfg@mail.mil or 678-569-5781.

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  • 1. Looking for a career that values your military experience and certifications? Georgia’s trucking industry is growing with more than 12,778 openings expected by 2016.Servicemen and women who are 2 week and 7 - 8 week CDL coursesin their 90 days before or after are offered for all other veterans atdischarge: the following locations:Your local DDS location can Atlanta Technical Collegenow transfer your Military 348 404-225-4400License into a civilian CDL. Tofind a location near you, visit Albany Technical Collegehttp://1.usa.gov/Xsht3L 229-430-3500 Governor’s Office of Georgia Department Workforce Development of Driver Services
  • 2. COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE OR PERMIT SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FOR DEPARTMENTAL USE ONLYDRIVERS LICENSE/PERMIT/ID NUMBER NAMESECTION A - LICENSING HISTORYLIST THE NAMES OF ALL STATES IN WHICH YOU HELD A COMMERCIAL OR NON-COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERMIT DURING THE PASTTEN (10) YEARS.SECTION B - REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF VALID CDL LICENSE FROM ANOTHER STATEDo you wish to transfer a valid out-of-state CDL to Georgia? Yes NoIf Yes, indicate the state, class, and number of the license you wish to transfer to Georgia:SECTION C - COMMERCIAL DRIVING PRIVILEGE DISQUALIFICATIONSConvictions for certain offenses in Georgia or in any other state or country may result in the disqualification of commercial driving privileges in Georgia by DDS. If youcurrently hold a CDL license or permit in Georgia when the commercial disqualification becomes effective, you may not operate a commercial motor vehicle under anycircumstances during the disqualification period. If you do not currently hold a CDL license or permit in Georgia, you will not be allowed to obtain a CDL license orpermit during the disqualification period. An accumulation of certain convictions can lead to permanent revocation of commercial driving privileges.IMPORTANT: Disqualifications are imposed by DDS pursuant to Georgia statutes. In certain cases, disqualifications imposed pursuant to Georgia statutes may bemore severe than the qualifications required by regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In these situations, DDS imposes thedisqualification required by Georgia law.1. Have you ever been convicted of or pled nolo contendere to any disqualifying offense? Yes No2. Have you been convicted of or pled nolo contendere to more than one serious traffic violation Yes No (in any vehicle) in the past three years?SECTION D - FMCSA CERTIFICATIONS (INITIAL BESIDE APPLICABLE STATEMENTS) - See Self-Certification Guidelines A. ______ Non-Excepted Interstate - I certify that I meet the FMCSA driver qualification requirements for operating a commercialSelf-Certification motor vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce defined in 49 CFR 391, et seq., including, but not limited to physical and medicalCategories (Initial One) requirements. I also certify that I do not have an impairment of an arm, foot, or leg that interferes with the normal tasks associated with operation of a CMV. (Medical Certificate needed)A, B – Medical Certificate B. ______ Non-Excepted Intrastate -- I certify that I will operate entirely in intra- state commerce only and that I meet the FMCSAneeded. driver qualification requirements as defined in 49 CFR 391. I also certify that I do not have an impairment of an arm, foot, or leg that interferes with the normal tasks associated with operation of a CMV. . (Medical Certificate needed) C. ______ Excepted Interstate - I certify that I will operate or expect to operate in interstate commerce, but engage exclusively in transportation or operations excepted under 49 CFR §§390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68 or 398.3 from all or parts of the qualificationC,D – No Medical requirements of 49 CFR part 391, and I am therefore not required to obtain a medical examiner’s certificate by 49 CFR §391.45.Certificate needed (Medical Certificate not needed) D. ______ Excepted Intrastate -. I certify that I will operate a city, county, state, or federal vehicle only, and I am exempt from the FMCSA driver qualification requirements defined in 49CFR 391.41 (Medical Certificate not needed)Testing Vehicle _______ I certify that the commercial motor vehicle in which I am taking the commercial driving skills test is representative of the typeInitial if taking of vehicle I operate or expect to operate.skills test:Licenses,Disqualifications,and Withdrawals ________ I certify that I am not subject to any disqualification defined in 49 CFR §383.51or any license suspension, revocation, or cancellation pursuant to the laws of any State.Initial if TransferFrom Another ________ I certify that I do not have a driver’s license from more than one State or jurisdiction.State or FirstIssuanceSECTION E - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ENDORSEMENT (INITIAL BESIDE APPLICABLE STATEMENTS)Proof of Lawful Presence in the U.S. for Non-U.S. Citizens:_________ My application includes a request for issuance of a Hazardous Material Endorsement. I understand that my proof of lawful presence in the United Statesmust be one of the following to obtain a hazardous material endorsement: I-551, Temporary I-551 stamp in foreign passport, Temporary I-551 stamp on I-94 withphotograph of bearer, or I-327.Hazardous Materials Endorsement Extension:_________My application includes a request for issuance of a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) extension. I hereby swear or affirm that I have made applicationwith the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for a Security Threat Assessment, but as of the date of this application I have yet to receive a NODETERMINATION OF THREAT Assessment or a FINAL DETERMINATION OF THREAT Assessment. I fully understand that upon expiration of the Georgia CDL with HMEextension, I will not be eligible for any further extensions of my HME.DDS-23C 8/5/2011
  • 3. SECTION F - REQUIRED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND SIGNATURES (INITIAL BESIDE ALL STATEMENTS) __________Under penalty of law, I swear or affirm that I am a resident of the State of Georgia or that I qualify for a Nonresident CDL, and the information provided on this application is true and correct. I understand that it is illegal to make false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements on this application. I grant permission to the Department of Driver Services (DDS) to verify information furnished to the Department through the release of any and all applicant information to third parties which shall include, but not be limited to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or other public or private entities wherein such disclosure of the information by the Department is not prohibited by law. __________I understand that the DDS will check my driving record through available national databases, including, but not limited to, the Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS), for the purpose of determining my eligibility for issuance of the requested licenses or permits. Print Name ______________________________________________________________ Applicant’s Signature ______________________________________________________ Date _______ /______/_______ NOTARY Examiner Signature ________________________________________________________ Date ________ /_____ /_______ SEALSubmitting Documentation by Fax.- Fax a copy of your medical certificate, medical waiver, self-certification form and notice to (770) 918-6251.Submitting Documentation by Mail- Send copies of your medical certificate, medical waiver, self-certification form and notice to:- DDS, Attn: RM-CDL P.O. Box 80447, Conyers, GA 30013.Submitting Documentation in Person- Visit the DDS website, at www.dds.ga.gov to find your nearest DDS Customer Service Center.- Bring copy of medical certificate, medical waiver, self-certification form and notice when visiting our office.If you have any additional questions regarding this matter please feel free to contact the DDS’ Customer Contact Center at (678) 413-8400 or tollfree outside metro Atlanta area: (866) 754-3687.DDS-23C 8/5/2011
  • 4. APPLICATION FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE, PERMIT, OR IDENTIFICATION CARDDRIVER’S LICENSE/PERMIT/ID NUMBER RESTRICTIONS CLASSE(S) APPLIED FOR PLEASE PRINT CLEARLYSECTION A *Response is optionalLAST NAME SUFFIX FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME (MAIDEN)COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS (STREET ADDRESS OR PO BOX, APT #, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE)COMPLETE RESIDENCE ADDRESS, IF DIFFERENT (STREET ADDRESS, APT #, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE)PRIMARY TELEPHONE NUMBER* SECONDARY TELEPHONE NUMBER* EMAIL ADDRESS* DATE OF BIRTH MALE HEIGHT WEIGHT EYE COLOR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER MONTH DAY YEAR FEMALEAre you a U.S. citizen? Yes NoIf No, what is your Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number?SECTION B (check appropriate boxes and answer applicable questions)1. List the names of all states or countries, including Georgia, in which you have ever been issued or currently hold a driver’s license, instructional permit, or identification card. For each state or country, list the number, name, and date of birth on the card.2. List the names of all states or countries, including Georgia, in which your driver’s license, instructional permit, or identification card, or privilege to drive is currently revoked, suspended, canceled, or denied. For each state or country, list the reason and when the action was taken.3. Is your driver’s license being held by a police officer, law enforcement agency, or court in this state or any other Yes No state or country? If Yes, explain:If applying for a driver’s license or instructional permit, do you wear glasses or contact lenses for driving? Yes No Vision Screening Results Field of Vision With Lenses Without LensesFOR DEPARTMENTAL USE ONLY Sight Screener Right 20/ 20/DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE Doctor Certificate Left 20/ 20/ Bioptics Both 20/ 20/5. Are you a habitual user of alcohol or any drug to a degree which renders you incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle? Yes No6. Have you ever had seizures, fainting, heart trouble, hearing problems, musculoskeletal performance problems, or respiratory Yes No function problems? If Yes, date of last incident: ____ /____ /____ Please describe and provide physician name and city:7. Have you ever been diagnosed with any mental disability or disease? Yes No If yes, have ever been rendered incompetent? Yes No If so, are you currently restored to competency by the methods provided by law? Yes No8. Do you have any identical brother(s) or sister(s)? Yes No If Yes, list full name(s):9. Do you wish to have “Organ Donor” displayed on your license or ID? Yes No10. If applying for a driver’s license or instructional permit, do you want to donate $1 for the prevention of blindness? N/A Yes No11. If you are a male U.S. citizen under the age of 26, have you registered with the Selective Service System? N/A Yes NoThe Georgia Department of Driver Services is required to ask all males under the age of 26 who are U.S. citizens whether they have registered with the U.S. Selective ServiceSystem, and to report the responses to the U.S. Selective Service System. Your response today does not initiate registration with the U.S. Selective Service System, however,you may be contacted by that agency as a result of your response. Your signature on this application serves as an indication that you have already registered with the U.S.Selective Service System or that you are authorizing the department to forward the necessary information to that agency for such registration. Your signature on this applicationconstitutes consent to be registered with the U.S. Selective System if you are not already so registered. O.C.G.A. §40-5-8. DDS-23 1/1/2010
  • 5. SECTION C – Lost/Stolen LicenseIf you cannot surrender your license for any reason, please check the appropriate box below: I am unable to surrender my SUSPENDED or REVOKED driver’s license to DDS because it is lost, or for some other reason, surrender is not possible. I am seeking renewal or replacement of my lost Georgia driver’s license, permit, or identification card. I hereby swear or affirm that my Georgia driver’s license/permit/ID card is not currently revoked, suspended, cancelled, or denied; nor is it being held by a police officer, law enforcement agency, licensing jurisdiction, or court in this or any other state.SECTION D – Emergency Contact InformationName Telephone Number Relationship Relative Friend OtherSECTION E – Voter Registration Application1. Do you want to register to vote? Yes No2. If you are requesting a change of address on this application, is the change of address for voter registration purposes also? Yes No3. Race (optional): Asian/Pacific Islander Black Hispanic/Latino White OtherYour signature in this section serves as an attestation under penalty of perjury that all of the following requirements have been met:√ I am a citizen of the United States, and I am a resident of the State of Georgia and of the county or municipality in which I seek to vote.√ I am 18 years of age or older or will be 18 years of age within six months of the date of my application.√ I am not serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude.√ I have not been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent, or if such determination has been made, the disability has been removed.WARNING: Any person who registers to vote knowing that such person does not possess the qualifications required by law, who registers under anyname other than such person’s own legal name, or who knowingly gives false information in registering, shall be guilty of a felony.Signature Date / /SECTION F – Required SignaturesUnder penalty of law, I swear or affirm that I am a resident of the State of Georgia, and the information provided on this application is true andcorrect. I understand that it is illegal to make false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements on this application. I grant permission to theDepartment of Driver Services to verify information furnished to the Department through the release of any and all applicant information to thirdparties which shall include, but not be limited to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or other public or private entities wherein suchdisclosure of the information by the Department is not prohibited by law.Applicant’s Signature Date / / NOTARY SEALExaminer Signature Date / /The section below must be completed if applicant is under 18 years of age:I, , hereby certify that I am the parent, guardian, or responsible adult approvingthe issuance of this driver’s license or instructional permit. I further certify that I have reviewed the information contained in this application,and that the information provided here is true and correct.Signature (Parent, Guardian, or Authorized Person) Date / /Date of Birth / / Driver’s License/Identification/Social Security Number FOR DEPARTMENTAL USE ONLY Non-Commercial Exam Results General Observations / Retake Reason:DateClassLawRoad SignsMotorcycle RTRoad Test DDS-23 1/1/2010
  • 6. APPLICATION FOR MILITARY SKILLS TEST WAIVERThe Commercial Driver License (CDL) skills test waiver form may be used by service members who are currently licensed and who are or wereemployed within the last 90 days in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle(CMV). This waiver allows a qualified service member to apply for a CDL without skills testing. CDL knowledge (written) test(s) cannot be waived. Thetransfer of School Bus(S) and/or Passenger (P) endorsements under this Waiver Program are prohibited.APPLICANT INFORMATIONNAME (Last, First, Middle) STATE /DRIVER LICENSE NUMBER (required) APPLICATION DATERESIDENCE ADDRESS (STREET) CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTYMAILING ADDRESS (IF DIFFERENT) CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTYDRIVER RECORD CERTIFICATIONDuring the 2-year period immediately preceding this date: • Have you had more than one license (except for a military license)? …………………………………………………………….  YES  NO • Has your license been suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified in this or any state? ……………………………………  YES  NOHave you been convicted of any violations described below in any type of motor vehicle? • Being under the influence of alcohol as prescribed by state law …………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Being under the influence of a controlled substance ………………………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Having an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater while operating a CMV …………………………………………………….  YES  NO • Refusing to take an alcohol test as required by a State jurisdiction under its implied consent laws or regulations as defined in 49 CFR 383.72 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Leaving the scene of an accident …………………………………………………………………………………………………….  YES  NO • Using the vehicle to commit a felony (other than manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance) ………  YES  NO • Driving a CMV while your CDL is revoked, suspended, cancelled; or you are disqualified from operating a CMV …………  YES  NO • Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a CMV (including motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle, or negligent homicide) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….  YES  NO • Using the vehicle in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance  YES  NOHave you had more than one conviction for any of the violations described below in any type of motor vehicle? • Speeding in excess of 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit …………………………………………………………..  YES  NO • Driving recklessly, as defined by State or local law or regulation (including offenses of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property) …………………………………………………………………………..  YES  NO • Making improper or erratic lane changes …………………………………………………………………………………………..  YES  NO • Following the vehicle ahead too closely ……………………………………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Violating State or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control (other than a parking violation) arising in connection with a fatal accident …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL …………………………………………………………………………………………….  YES  NO • Driving a CMV without a CDL in the driver’s possession …………………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Driving a CMV without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for a specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported ……………………………………………………………………………………  YES  NO • Violating a State or local law or ordinance on motor vehicle traffic control prohibiting texting while driving …………………  YES  NO • Violating a State or local law or ordinance on motor vehicle traffic control restricting or prohibiting the use of a hand held mobile telephone while driving ………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………..  YES  NOHave you had any conviction for a violation of military, state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control(other than parking violation) arising in connection with any traffic accident and have no record of an accident inwhich you were at fault? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..  YES  NOCERTIFICATION OF DRIVING EXPERIENCEHave you been regularly employed or were you regularly employed within the last 90 days in a military position requiring theoperation of a military motor vehicle that was representative of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)?………………………….  YES  NOWere you exempted from the CDL licensing requirements for driving a military vehicle on state roads and highways inaccordance with 49 CFR §383.3 (c)? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………  YES  NOHave you operated a military motor vehicle representative of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that you operate or expectto operate, for at least the 2 years immediately preceding discharge from the military? …………………………………………  YES  NOI certify under penalty of perjury that the information on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE DATE CDL-ST WVR (05/2012)
  • 7. COMMANDING OFFICER’S CERTIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL DRIVING EXPERIENCECOMMANDING OFFICER’S NAME (LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE) TELEPHONE NUMBERSTREET ADDRESSCITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTYSERVICE MEMBER’S DATE OF QUALIFICATION: FROM TOSERVICE MEMBER’S NAME EXPIRATION DATE (US Gov’t Motor Vehicle Operator Identification Card / License)Circle the highest class of vehicles the service member has been driving:Class Vehicle Description EXAMPLE OF VEHICLES IN GROUP th * 5 WHEEL - Truck Tractor/Semitrailer A Any combination of vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. * PINTLE HOOK - Truck Trailer Combination A Any combination of vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. B Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.The vehicle the service member operates is equipped with a full air brake system:  YES  NOThe vehicle the service member operates is equipped with an air-over-hydraulic braking system:  YES  NOThe transmission in the vehicle the service member operates is:  AUTOMATIC  MANUALI certify that the service member named on the front of this document is/was assigned in a job/assignment requiring the operation of acommercial motor vehicle, the service member’s driving experience has been verified; and the information provided herein is true and correctto my knowledge, information and belief. I also certify that I am an officer of the Armed Forces with the authority to administer oaths; andwho has the general powers of a notary public.PRINT COMMANDING OFFICER’S NAME/RANK DATESIGNATURE DATE Authority of Article 136, Uniform Code of Military Justice or 10 U.S.C. 1044A
  • 8. 2012CDL Workbook/Study Guide K Harvey – CDL Compliance Unit Department of Driver Services 1/1/2012
  • 9. This manual is designed to provide assistance to those individuals who will be taking thefollowing knowledge test(s): General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicles.The following directions will apply to each section of the workbook/study guide. Each part ofthe workbook/study guide will have a title (i.e. Driver Disqualifications); there will be ‘fill in theblank’ questions that you will need to answer for each part. There will be a space provided foryou to put the page number where you found the answer to that particular question. Makesure that you put both the answer and page number for each question. Please answer allquestions in ink.CDL Workbook Page 2
  • 10. Section 1: Introduction1. It is illegal to operate a CMV if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is ________________ or more. Page #_______________2. You shall be deemed to have given your consent to alcohol testing if ___________________ ________________________________________________. Page # _________________3. You will lose your CDL for ________________________________________ if you have committed your first out-of-service violation order. Page #________________4. If convicted of a major traffic violation while operating a CMV that is placarded for hazardous materials, you will be disqualified from driving a CMV for ___________________ _________________________________________________________________________. Page #___________________5. You will be disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for _________________ if convicted of a ____________________________________________________ major traffic violation or any combination of such violations from the list above. Page #___________6. You will be put out-of-service for _________________________ if you have any detectable amount of alcohol under __________________. Page # ____________7. If your license to operate your personal vehicle is revoked, cancelled, or suspended due to serious speeding violations you will lose your CDL for periods ranging from ___________ to _________________________________. Page #____________________8. If your license to operate your personal vehicle is revoked, cancelled or suspended you _____________________ obtain a ________________________________________ to operate a CMV. Page #______________9. List three of the nine ‘Serious’ traffic violations: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Page #______________CDL Workbook Page 3
  • 11. 10. List three of the eleven ‘Major’ traffic violations: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Page #______________CDL Workbook Page 4
  • 12. Section 2: Driving Safely – Vehicle Inspection1. _______________________ is the most important reason that you inspect your vehicle, __________________ for yourself and for the other road users. Page # ___________2. ________________________________________________________also may inspect your vehicle. If they judge the vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it __________________________________________________________ until it is fixed. Page # ________________3. Vehicles must be equipped with emergency equipment. Look for ____________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________. Page # ________________4. You need at least ____________________________________ tread depth in every major groove on front tires. You need _________________________ inch on other tires. Page # _______________5. One thing to look for with tire problems is ____________________ size(s). Page # _________6. A broken _______________________________________________ can let poison fumes into the cab or sleeper berth. Page # ________________7. Steering wheel play with more than ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ can make it hard to steer. Page # _____________________________8. What will you check for to see if the vehicle has bad brake drums or shoes? ____________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________. Page # _________________CDL Workbook Page 5
  • 13. 9. What is the purpose of the suspension system? __________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________. Page # ____________10. How many missing or broken leaves will it take to put a vehicle ‘out-of-service’? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Page # __________________________11. How many reflective warning triangles are required for each vehicle? _________________ _________________ Page # ___________________12. What can you look for that would indicate if the nuts on the wheel are loose? ___________ _______________________ Page # _________________13. With cargo trucks, you must make sure the truck is _________________________________ ________________________________and the cargo is _____________________________ __________________________________ each trip. If the cargo contains hazardous materials, you must inspect for proper papers and _____________________________. Page # __________________14. Air pressure should build from _______________ to ____________ psi within ___________ __________________. Build air pressure until the governor cut-out (usually around ______________________________). Know your vehicle requirements. Page # _________15. The _________________________________ should begin gradual rise to normal operating range. Page # ______________16. Optional emergency items include: _____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________. Page # ________________17. If the vehicle has hydraulic brakes, pump the brake pedal __________________ times. Then apply firm pressure to the pedal and hold for _____________________________. The pedal ______________________________________________________. Page # _________18. To test the parking brake(s), set parking brake (power unit only). Release trailer parking brake (if applicable). Place vehicle into _____________________ gear. GentlyCDL Workbook Page 6
  • 14. ______________________________________________________ parking brake to make sure the ________________________________________holds. Page # _____________19. When testing the service brake, go about _________________ miles per hour. Push the brake pedal firmly. Page # ________________20. Drivers of trucks and truck tractors when transporting cargo must inspect the securement of the cargo within the first __________________ miles of a trip and every _______________ miles or every __________________ hours (whichever comes first) after. Page # _________21. You must _______________________________________________ when on the road. Apply the _______________________________________________ when you leave your vehicle. Page # _____________22. Put on the ________________________________ whenever necessary to keep from rolling back. Release the ____________________________________ only when you have applied enough engine power to keep from rolling back. Page # ____________23. In addition to mechanical damage, rough acceleration can cause damage to _______________________________________ when pulling a trailer. Page # ___________24. When holding the steering wheel, your hands should be _____________________________ ___________________________________________. Page # __________________25. If you cannot get your vehicle into the correct gear while driving you will ____________________________________________________. Page # ________________26. When backing, you should ______________________________ and check your path if you are unsure. Page # ___________________27. Avoid ______________________________whenever you can. When you park, try to park so that you will be able to ____________________________________ when you leave. Page # __________________28. Check your mirrors regularly. Check more often in __________________ situations. Page # _____________CDL Workbook Page 7
  • 15. 29. Before you change lanes you need to ________________________________ to make sure that no one is ______________________________ you or _________________________ to ________________________________________. Page # ___________________30. Most good drivers look at least _____________ to ____________ seconds ahead. At lower speeds, that’s about one ________________. At highway speeds it’s about a _____________________________________. Page #31. When backing use __________________________________ whenever possible. Page # ______________________32. Watch your _________________________, and ____________________________ when your engine reaches the top of the range. Page # __________________33. Before starting down a hill slow down and make sure that you are in a low enough gear, ____________________________________________ than the gear required to climb the same hill. Page # _________________34. Retarders help to slow a vehicle reducing the need for using your __________________. Page # __________________35. Slow down to a safe speed and _________________________ to the right gear ________________________________________ the curve. Page # ________________36. Because retarders can be noisy, be sure you know where their use is _________________. Page # ___________________37. When your ______________________________ have poor traction, the retarder may cause them to __________________________. Page # _________________38. Good drivers shift their attention __________________ and _________________, ____________________________ and _____________________________. Page # _________________________39. Check your mirrors before you change lanes to make sure there is ____________________________________________. Page # _________________CDL Workbook Page 8
  • 16. 40. Mirror adjustment should be checked ______________ to the _______________ of any trip and can only be checked accurately when the trailer(s) are __________________________. Page # _________________41. Before starting down a hill ______________________________________________ and _____________________________________________ to a speed that you can control without using the ___________________________ hard. Page # __________________42. In turns, check your mirrors to make sure the __________________________________ _________________________________________________________________. Page # _______________43. Many large vehicles have curved ____________________________________________ ____________________________________ mirrors that show a ________________ area than flat mirrors. Page # ___________________44. But everything appears ___________________________ in a _____________________ mirror than it would if you were looking at it directly. Things also seem ______________ _________________ than they really are. Page # __________________45. If you must stop on a road or the shoulder of any road, you must put out your emergency warning devices within __________________________. Page # ___________________46. Put your turn signal on before changing lanes. Change lanes _____________________ and __________________________. Page # __________________47. Signal _________________________________. You need __________________________ _____________________________________________________ to turn safely. Page # ________________48. If you must stop on or by a one-way or divided highway, place warning devices __________, ___________________ and ________________________ toward the _____________________________ traffic. Page # ____________________49. Warn drivers behind you when you’ll need to slow down. A __________________________ ___________________ on the brake pedal – enough to ____________________________ the brake lights – should warn following drivers. Page # ________________CDL Workbook Page 9
  • 17. 50. If you stop on a two-lane road carrying traffic in both directions or on an undivided highway, place warning devices within ______________________ of the front or rear corners to mark the location of the vehicle and ______________________ behind and ahead of the vehicle, on the shoulder or in the lane you stopped in. _____________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________that prevents drivers from seeing the vehicle within ___________________. If line of sight view is obstructed due to __________________________________________, move the ________________________ triangle to a point ______________________________________ so warning is provided. Page # ______________________51. Use your horn ______________________. It can help to avoid a _________________. Page # ________________52. Slow to a __________________ speed before you _________________ a curve. Be in a _________________________ that will let you ____________________________ in the curve. Page # _______________53. ________________________________________________ is the major cause of fatal crashes. You must _____________________________________ depending on _______________________________________________________. Page # ____________54. When putting out triangles, ____________________________________________________ and the ____________________________ traffic. Page # ___________________55. ___________________________________ + ____________________________________ + __________________________________________ = total stopping distance. Page # _____________56. It will take longer to ______________________, and it will be harder to ______________ without _______________________, when the road is ______________________. Page # _______________________57. Whenever you double your speed, it takes about ________________________ times as much distance to stop and your vehicle will have _______________________ times the destructive power if it crashes. Page # ___________________CDL Workbook Page 10
  • 18. 58. On packed snow, reduce speed by ____________________, or ____________________. If the surface is _____________________, reduce speed to _________________________ and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so. Page # _________________59. Perception distance is the distance your ____________________________ travels from the ___________________________________________________________ see a hazard until your brain recognizes it. Page # _________________60. Hydroplaning is more likely if __________________________________ is low, or the _______________________________________. Page # ________________61. When the temperature drops, ___________________________ will ___________________ before the ___________________________________. Page # __________________62. When hydroplaning, you can regain control by ____________________________ the ___________________________ and ____________________________ in the ______________________________. Page # _________________63. You should always be able to _____________________ within the _____________________ you can see ahead. Page # ________________64. In many states, the speed limits are _________________ for trucks and _______________ than for ________________. It can vary as much as ____________________. Page # ______________________65. When you’re driving in heavy traffic, the safest speed is _____________________________ ___________. Page # _________66. Watch for _____________________________, ______________________________, and ______________________________ on the road. These are indications of ____________ _________________________________. Page # ___________________67. Your vehicle’s speed will _____________________ on __________________________ because of ___________________________. Page # _____________68. Commercial vehicles are __________________ wide and _______________________ most of a lane. Safe drivers will manage what little space they have. You can do this by keepingCDL Workbook Page 11
  • 19. your vehicle ______________________ in ____________________________, and _________________ driving ________________________ others. Page # ___________69. Of all the space around your vehicle, it is the area _______________ of the vehicle -- the space you’re __________________________ -- that is the most important. Page # _________70. ______________________ your speed for adverse _____________________ or __________________________________. Decrease your speed even further when _______________________________________________ is close to _____________________________________. Page # ______________71. How much space should you keep in front of you? Over ______________________, you’d need ________________________________ for a 40 foot vehicle and _____________________________ for a ______________________ vehicle. Page # _____________72. One good rule says that you need at least _________________________ for each _______________ of vehicle length at speeds ________________________________. Page # ______________73. When dealing with tailgaters safely: _________________________ quick changes. __________________________________ your following distance. Avoid _____________. Don’t turn on your ______________________ or __________________________________ _________________________________. Page # _____________74. When the road is ___________________________, you need much more _______________ to stop. Page # _________________75. Strong winds make it difficult to stay in your lane. The problem is usually worse for lighter vehicles. This problem can be especially bad ____________________________________ _______________________________________. Page # _____________76. The _______________________ of a cargo van changes its height. Page # ____________77. If you doubt that you have safe space to pass under an object, go slowly. If you aren’t sure that you can make it, ______________________________________________________. Page # _________________CDL Workbook Page 12
  • 20. 78. Because of _______________________________ and _________________________, large vehicles can hit other vehicles or objects during turns. Page # _____________79. When making a left turn, if there are two turning lanes, always take the _______________ turn lane. Page # _______________80. If you are driving a truck or bus that cannot make the right turn without swinging into another lane, ______________________________________ as you complete the turn. Page # _______________81. Because of _______________________________ and the space large vehicles require, you may need a much larger _________________ to enter traffic than you would in a car. Page # _________________82. Before you start across a road, make sure you can ________________________________ __________________________________ before traffic reaches you. Page # __________83. A hazard is any road condition or ______________________________________________ that is a possible danger. Pager # __________________84. Make sure you are ____________________________ enough before you get on the curved part of an off ramp or on ramp. Page # _______________85. Rental trucks should be watched carefully. Their drivers are often not used to the _________________________________ they have to the ___________________ and _____________ of the truck. Page # _______________86. Tourists unfamiliar with the area can be very __________________________. Clues to tourist include car-top luggage and out-of-state license plates. Page # ______________87. Some of these will have the ‘slow moving vehicle’ symbol to warn you. This is a ________ ________________________ with ____________________________________________. Page # __________________88. If drivers react a _________________________________ because of distractions, crashes double. Page # _______________CDL Workbook Page 13
  • 21. 89. Aggressive driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle in a _______________________, _____________________, or ___________________________________________ without regard for the rights or safety of others. Page # _______________90. When confronted by an aggressive driver, __________________ and _______________________ make every attempt to get out of their way. Page # ____________91. You must adjust your speed to keep your stopping distance within your sight distance. This means going slowly enough to be able to stop within the range of ____________________ ___________________________. Page # ________92. Dim your light before they cause glare for other drivers. Dim your lights within __________ of an ___________________ vehicle and when ____________________ another vehicle within __________________. Page # _____________93. The best advice for driving in a fog is ______________________________________. Page # ______________94. Make sure the _____________________ is working, and that you know how to ___________________ it. If you use other heaters and expect to need them (e.g., mirror heaters, battery box heaters, fuel tank heaters), check _____________________________ _________________________. Page # __________________95. Water in the brakes can cause the brakes to be weak, to apply unevenly, or to grab. This can cause __________________________________________________, ______________ _____________________________, ___________________________________________ _______________________________________, and ___________________________ if you pull a trailer. Page # ____________96. Make sure that you have enough tread on your tires. The ________________ tires must provide traction to push the rig over wet pavement and through snow. Page # __________97. You may find yourself in conditions where you can’t drive without chains, even to get to a place of safety. Carry the _______________________________ of chains and ___________ ________________________. Make sure they will fit your __________________________. Page # _____________CDL Workbook Page 14
  • 22. 98. The engine oil helps keep the engine ______________________, as well as ______________________________________. Page # _________________99. Check the tire mounting and air pressure. Inspect the tires every ___________________ or every ________________________________ when driving in very hot weather. Page # _______________100. Remove any ice, snow, etc., from the windshield, windows, and mirrors before starting. Use a ______________________________, ____________________________, and ____________________________________________________ as necessary. Page # ____________101. Carbon monoxide gas will cause you to be sleepy. In large enough amounts it can kill you. Check the exhaust system for _____________________________ and for ____________________________ and __________________________________________. Page # __________________102. Some vehicles have sight glasses, see-through coolant overflow container, or coolant recovery containers. These permit you to check the coolant level while the engine is ______________. If the container is not part of the pressurized system, the cap can be _________________________________________ and ____________________________ even when the engine is at operating temperature. Page # ______________103. Check your ____________________________ and ____________________________ for ice. If they have ice, the road most likely will be icy as well. Page # ______________104. Make turns as _______________________ as possible. Don’t brake any _____________ than necessary, and don’t use the engine brake or speed retarder. Page # _____________105. Tar in the road pavement frequently rises to the surface in very hot weather. Spots where tar ‘bleeds’ to the surface are very _____________________. Page # _____________106. The round, black-on-yellow warning sign is placed ahead of a public ___________________________________________________________. Page # _________CDL Workbook Page 15
  • 23. 107. Forcing an automatic transmission into a lower gear at high speed could damage the _________________________________ and also lead to loss of ______________________ ____________________. Page # ______________108. A full stop is required at grade crossings whenever: the nature of the ________________ makes a stop mandatory under state or federal regulations, such a stop is otherwise ________________________________________________. Page # _________________109. Escape ramps are made to stop runaway vehicles safely without injuring ____________________ and _________________________________. Page # ___________110. The use of brakes on a long and/or steep downgrade is only _______________________ to the braking effect of the engine. Page # __________111. Railroad crossings with steep approaches can cause your unit to hang up on the tracks. It takes a typical tractor-trailer unit at least _________________________ to clear a single track and more than _______________________ to clear a double track. Page # _________112. Escape ramps save _____________________, _________________________ and ________________________. Page # ______________113. The steeper the grade, the longer the grade, and/or the heavier the load—the more you will have to ________________________________________________ to climb hills or mountains. Page # _________114. If for any reason you get stuck on the tracks, get _____________________________ and away from ______________________________________. Page # ____________115. Remember, you can almost always ____________________________ miss an obstacle more quickly than you can ___________________. Page # ___________116. You should brake in a way that will keep your vehicle in a _________________________ and allow you to turn if it becomes necessary. Page # __________117. If no escape ramp is available, take the least hazardous escape route you can—such as _______________________________________ or a ________________________ that flattens out or turns uphill. Page # _____________CDL Workbook Page 16
  • 24. 118. If possible, avoid using the brakes until your speed has dropped to about _________________. Page # ________________119. If an oncoming driver has drifted into your lane, a move to your ______________ is best. Page # __________120. In order to turn quickly, you must have a firm grip on the steering wheel with ________________________________. Page # __________121. Emergency braking does not mean ________________________________ on the brake pedal as hard as you can. Page # ___________122. Sometimes ____________________ the brake pedal will generate enough hydraulic pressure to ________________ the vehicle. Page # _______________123. The major signs of tire failure are: ____________________, __________________, ________________________________. Page # _______________124. ____________________ is a computerized system that keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake application. Page # _____________125. Tractors, trucks, and buses will have yellow _________________________ lamps on the instrument panel if it is equipped with ________________. Page # _____________126. By far the most common skid is one in which the rear wheels lose traction through excessive braking or acceleration. Skids caused by ____________________ usually happen on ice or snow. Taking your foot off the _____________________ can easily stop them. Page # ______________127. When only the tractor has ABS, you should be able to maintain __________________ _____________________ and there is less chance of ________________________. Page # ____________128. When you drive a vehicle with ABS, you should brake as you always have. There is only one exception to this procedure. If you drive a straight truck or combination with working ABS on all axles, in an emergency stop, you can _________________________________. Page # ____________CDL Workbook Page 17
  • 25. 129. If your ABS malfunctions, you __________________ have regular brakes. Page # _____________130. Most serious skids result from ______________________ for ___________________ conditions. Page # ________________131. A drive wheel skid can let the ____________________ the _____________________ sideways, causing a sudden ___________________________. Page # ____________132. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid: _______________________ and ____________________________________. Page # ____________133. In a front-wheel skid, the ________________________ tends to go in a straight line regardless of how much you ___________________ the steering wheel. Page # _________134. Know how the fire extinguisher works. Study the instructions printed on the extinguisher before you __________________ it. Page # ___________135. The first thing to do at an accident scene is to keep another ______________ ___________________ happening in the same spot. Page # _____________136. The following are some of the causes of cargo fires: ______________________ cargo, _________________________ sealed or ___________________ cargo, ______________________________. Page # ______________137. As part of fire prevention, during the pre trip inspection make a complete inspection of the _____________________________, _______________________, and ______________ ___________________, __________________ and _____________________. Page # __________________138. Use the right fire extinguisher. __________________ can be used on wood, paper, or cloth, but don’t use ________________ on an electrical fire or a gasoline fire. Page # ________________139. Alcohol also affects the parts of the brain that control ______________________ and _________________________________. Page # ______________CDL Workbook Page 18
  • 26. 140. BAC is determined by the ___________________ of alcohol you drink, how __________ you drink, and your __________________. Page # ____________141. Alcohol affects more and more of the brain as ____________________ builds up. Page # _______________142. Possession and use of a drug given to a driver by a doctor is permitted if the doctor informs the driver that it will _______________________ safe driving ability. Page # ___________143. The only cure for fatigue is ____________________. Page # ____________144. Try to arrange your schedule so you are not in _____________________________ before a long trip. Page # _____________145. Short _____________ can keep you alert. But the time to take them is before you feel really ____________________ or __________________. Page # _______________146. Danger signals of drowsy driving: your eyes close or go out of focus by themselves; you have trouble keeping your head up; you can’t stop yawning; you have wondering, disconnected thoughts; you don’t remember driving the last few miles; you drift between the lanes, tailgate, or miss traffic signs; you keep jerking the truck back into the lane; you have drifted off the road and narrowly missed crashing. If you have ___________________ _______________ of these symptoms, you may be in danger of falling asleep. Page # _______________147. The GCW is the total weight of a _____________________________, plus ________________________, plus the ____________________. Page # __________148. Poor weight balance can make vehicle handling ________________. Too much weight on the steering axle can cause _________________________ steering. Under-loaded front axles can make the steering axle weight ______________________ to steer safely. Too little weight on the driving axles can cause poor ________________________. Page # ______________149. States have maximums for GVWs, GCWs, and axle weights. Often, maximum axle weights are set by a bridge formula. A bridge formula permits _____________ maximum axle weight for axles that are closer together. Page # _______________CDL Workbook Page 19
  • 27. 150. ________________ is used in the front, back, and/or sides of a piece of ____________ to keep it from sliding. Page # _____________151. Over-length, over-width, and/or overweight loads require special _______________ ____________________. Page # ____________152. Hanging meat in a refrigerated truck can be a very unstable load with a ____________ __________________ of gravity. Particular caution is needed on sharp _______________ such as ________________________ and _________________________. Page # ________153. Containerized loads generally are used when freight is carried part way by ___________ or ___________________. Page # _____________154. Dry bulk tanks require _________________________________ because they have a ___________________________________ of gravity, and the load can shift. Page # _______________155. Federal, state, and local regulations for commercial vehicle weight, securing cargo, covering loads, and where you can drive large vehicles _______________ from place to place. Page # ____________156. Hazardous materials are products that pose a __________________________________ ________________________________________________ during transportation. Page # _________157. The shipper uses a shipping paper and ________________________________ labels to warn dockworkers and drivers of the risk. Page # ________158. You must also keep shipping papers: _______________________________________, or ______________________________________________________________, or __________ __________________________________________________________. Page # __________159. A placarded vehicle must have at least _______________ identical placards. They are put on the _______________________________________________________________. Page # ______________CDL Workbook Page 20
  • 28. 160. Never drive a vehicle needing placards unless you have the hazardous materials ___________________________. Page # ___________CDL Workbook Page 21
  • 29. Section 3: Air Brakes1. Air brakes are really three different braking systems: _________________ ______________________, _______________________________, and ____________________________________. Page # __________2. The ______________ controls when the air compressor will pump air into the air storage tanks. When air tank pressure rises to the ‘cut-out’ level (around ____________ pounds per square inch or ‘psi’), the _________________ stops the compressor from pumping air. Page # ___________3. The ______________________________ system applies and releases the brakes when you use the brake pedal during normal driving. Page # __________4. If the ______________________ has its own oil supply, check the oil level before driving. Page # _________5. All vehicles with air brakes have a _______________________ connected to the air tank. Page # _________6. Some air brake systems have an ___________________________ to put alcohol into the air system. This helps to reduce the risk of ice in the air brake valves and other parts during cold weather. Ice inside the system can make the brakes stop working. Page # _______7. Compressed air usually has some ____________ and some compressor ______________ in it, which is bad for the air brake system. For example, the ________________ can freeze in cold weather and cause brake failure. Page # ____________8. Each air tank is equipped with a drain valve in the bottom. There are two types: Manually operated by turning a quarter turn or by pulling a cable. You must drain the tanks yourself at the end of each _____________________. Page # ____________ Automatic air tanks are available with ______________ ____________ devices. These help prevent freezing of the automatic drain in cold weather. Page # ______________9. A safety relief valve is installed in the first tank the air compressor pumps air to. The valve is usually set to open at ______________. Page # ________CDL Workbook Page 22
  • 30. 10. Increasing application pressure to hold the same speed means the ______________________________. Page # _____________11. Foundation brakes are used at each wheel. The most common type is the ____________________ drum brake. Page # _________12. To stop, the brake shoes and linings are _______________ against the _______________________ of the ______________________. Page # ___________13. Pushing the pedal ___________________________ applies more air pressure. Page # _________14. Pressing and releasing the pedal unnecessarily can let air out faster than the ____________________________ can replace it. Page # _____________15. The ____________________ forces the brake shoes away from one another and presses them against the inside of the brake drum. Page # ___________16. In newer vehicles with air brakes, you put on the parking brakes using a ________________________, ___________________, ___________________ ______________. Page # __________17. Drivers behind you must be warned when you put your brakes on. The air brake system does this with an _________________________ that works by air pressure. Page # __________18. All trucks, truck tractors, and buses must be equipped with _______________ brakes and __________________ brakes. Page # _____________19. Tractor and straight truck ____________________ brakes will come full on when ____________________________ drops to a range of 20 to 45 psi (typically 20 to 30 psi). Page # __________20. The braking power of _____________________ depends on the brakes being in _______________________. Page # __________21. Never push the brake pedal ____________________ when the _________________________________________. Page # __________CDL Workbook Page 23
  • 31. 22. In some vehicles a control handle on the dash board may be used to apply the _______________ brakes gradually. This is called a ______________________ _________________. Page # ____________23. Before driving a vehicle with a dual air system, allow time for the air compressor to build up a minimum of ______________ pressure in ________________ the primary _____________ secondary systems. Page # _________24. When main air pressure is lost, the spring brakes come on. Some vehicles, such as buses, have a separate air tank which can be used to _________________ the spring brakes. Page # ___________25. With dual air brakes, if one air system is very low on pressure, either the front or the rear brakes will not be operating fully this means it will take you ____________ to _____________. Page # _____________26. To check slack adjuster on S-cam brakes: Park on ______________ ground and chock the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. Release the parking brakes so you can move the slack adjuster that you can reach. If a slack adjuster moves more than about ____________________ where the push rod attaches to it, it probably needs adjustment. Page # _________27. When the engine is at operating rpms, the pressure should build from ________ to ____________ within _________________ in dual air systems. Page # _______28. If air pressure does not build up fast enough, your pressure may drop too low during driving, requiring an ____________________________. Page # ________29. Brake drums or (discs) must not have cracks longer than ________________ the width of the _____________________. Page # ________________30. The air leakage rate for a fully charged air system (typically 125 psi) should be less than __________________ in one minute for __________________ vehicles and less than ______________ in one minute for ___________________ vehicles. Page # _________31. Pumping by the air compressor should start at about _______________ and stop at about _______________. Page # ____________CDL Workbook Page 24
  • 32. 32. To test the service brake wait for normal air pressure, release the __________ brake, move the vehicle forward slowly (about five MPH), and apply the brakes firmly using the brake pedal. Page # ___________33. To check that the spring brakes come on automatically, continue to fan off the air pressure by stepping ________________ the brake pedal to reduce _______________ pressure. The _________________ protection valve and __________________________ valve should close (pop out) on a tractor-trailer combination vehicle and the ________________________ valve should close (pop out) on other combination and single vehicle types when the air pressure falls to the manufacturer’s specification (_______________). This will cause the spring brakes to come on. Page # __________34. You may not be able to stop faster with _______________ but you should be able to steer around an obstacle while braking, and avoid skids caused by over braking. Page # ________35. The use of brakes on a long and/or steep downgrade is only a supplement to the braking effect of the ______________. Page # ________36. The proper braking technique is: (1) apply the brakes just hard enough to feel a definite slowdown. (2)When your speed has been reduced to approximately ___________________ below your “safe” speed, release the brakes. When your speed has increased to your “safe” speed, repeat steps one and two. Page # ____________37. Stab braking is when you apply your brakes ________________________. Release brakes when wheels ____________________. As soon as the wheels _____________________, apply the brakes ______________________ again. Page # ____________38. There is an added delay in stopping distance with air brakes. It takes a little time (___________________________) for the air to flow through the lines to the brakes. Page # __________39. The total stopping distance for vehicles with air brakes systems are made up of four different factors: __________________________ distance + ________________________distance + _________________________ distance + __________________ distance = total stopping distance. Page # _______CDL Workbook Page 25
  • 33. 40. So at 55 mph for an average driver under good traction and brake conditions, the total stopping distance is over _______________. Page # _____________41. ______________________ braking. With this method you apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels. Page # __________42. Any time that you park, use the ___________________ except; don’t use the ____________________ brake when the brakes are very hot, or if the brakes are very wet in freezing temperatures. Page # ___________43. Never leave your vehicle ____________________ without applying the ____________________ brakes or ___________________ the wheels. Page # _____________CDL Workbook Page 26
  • 34. Section 4: Combination Vehicles1. Combination vehicles are usually _________________, _________________, and require more _________________________ than single commercial vehicles. Page # __________2. Steer gently and smoothly when you are pulling trailers. If you make a sudden movement with your steering wheel, your trailer could tip over. Follow far enough behind other vehicles (at least ________________ for each _________________ of your vehicle ____________________, plus another _____________________ if going over __________________). Page # ____________3. The following two things will help you prevent rollover-–keep the cargo as close to the _______________________ as possible, and drive slowly _________________________. Page #______________4. Large combination vehicles take longer to stop when they are ________________ than when they are __________________________. Page # ______________5. When ________________________________, the very stiff suspension springs and strong brakes give poor traction and make it very easy to lock up the wheels. Your trailer can swing out and strike other vehicles. Your tractor can jackknife very quickly. Page # ________6. When more cargo is piled up in a truck, the ‘center of gravity’ moves higher up from the _____________________. The truck becomes easier to _______________________. Page # __________________7. Tests have shown that ___________________ can be very hard to stop smoothly. It takes them longer to stop than a tractor-semitrailer loaded to maximum gross weight. Page # __________8. The earliest and best way to recognize that the trailer has started to skid is by seeing it _________________________________________. Page # ____________9. When the wheels of a trailer lock up, the trailer will tend to swing around. This is more likely to happen when the trailer is ______________________________ loaded. This type of jackknife is called a ____________________________ jackknife. Page # ____________CDL Workbook Page 27
  • 35. 10. With a trailer jackknife, _____________________________ to get the traction back. Page # ______________11. When a vehicle goes around a corner, the rear wheels follow a different path than the front wheels. The rear wheels of the powered unit (truck or tractor) will offtrack ______________, and the rear wheels of the trailer will offtrack even ________________. If there is more than one trailer, the rear wheels of the last trailer will offtrack the _______________. Page # ____________12. Whenever you back up with a trailer, try to position your vehicle so that you can back in a _______________________________. If you must back on a _______________________, back to the _________________________ side so you can see. Page # ____________13. If you cannot complete your turn without entering another traffic lane, turn _________________ as you ______________________ the turn. Page # _____________14. Never use the _________________________ for parking because all the air might leak out unlocking the brakes (in trailers that don’t have spring brakes). Page # ________15. The ______________________ should be used only to test the trailer brakes. Page # _____________16. The trailer protection valve will close automatically if air pressure is low (in the range of _________________________). Page # ___________17. The trailer air supply control on newer vehicles is a _______________________________, which you use to control the tractor protection valve. You push it in to supply the _____________ with air, and pull it out to shut the air off and put on the ______________ emergency brakes. Page # ____________18. Every combination vehicle has two air lines, the ___________________ line and the __________________________ line. They run between each vehicle (tractor to trailer, trailer to dolly, dolly to second trailer, etc.). Page # ________19. The ___________________ line (also called the control line or signal line) carries air, which is controlled by the foot brake or the trailer _____________ brake. Page # ______________CDL Workbook Page 28
  • 36. 20. The ____________________ line (also called the supply line) has two purposes. First, it supplies air to the trailer ______________________. Second, the emergency line controls the emergency brakes on the _______________________________. Loss of air pressure in the emergency line causes the ____________________ emergency brakes to come on. Page # ______________21. ______________________ are coupling devises used to connect the service and emergency air lines from the truck or tractor to the trailer. Page # _____________22. When connecting the _________________________, press the ____________________ together with the couplers at a 90 degree angle to each other. A turn of the ____________ _____________ attached to the hose will join and lock the couplers. Page # ____________23. When coupling, make sure to couple the proper ___________________ together. To help avoid mistakes, colors are sometimes used. _________________ is used for the service line and ________________ is for the emergency (supply) lines. Sometimes, _______________ ________________ are attached to the lines with the words ‘service’ and ‘emergency’ ______________________ on them. Page # ___________24. Some vehicles have ‘dead end’ or dummy couplers to which the hoses may be attached when they are not in use. This will prevent _________________ and _____________ from getting into the _________________ and the ____________________________. Page # ____________25. If you cross the air lines, you could drive away but you ____________________ have _________________________ brakes. Page # _________26. If the ___________________________ don’t release when you push the trailer air supply control, check the _______________________________ connections. Page # __________27. Newer trailers have _______________ brakes just like trucks and truck tractors. However, converter dollies and trailers built before _____________ are not required to have _____________ brakes. Page # ____________28. Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the _______________ side, either on the _____________________ or __________________ corner. Page # _______________CDL Workbook Page 29
  • 37. 29. Having ABS on only the _______________, or even on only _______________________, still gives you more control over the vehicle during braking. Page # ____________30. You may not notice a major leak in the __________________ line until you put the brakes on. Then, the air loss from the leak will lower the air tank pressure quickly. If it goes low enough, the trailer ________________________ brakes will come on. Page # _________31. But the brakes will only hold as long as there is air pressure in the trailer air tank. Eventually, the air will leak away and then there will be no brakes. Therefore, it is very important for safety that you use _____________________ when you park trailers without ________________________________. Page # ______________32. Failure to keep the fifth wheel plate ______________________ could cause _________________ problems because of ___________________ between the tractor and trailer. Page # ____________33. When coupling, check to see if the fifth wheel is in proper position for coupling. Wheel tilted down toward _______________ of tractor. Page # ___________34. Make sure area around the vehicle is clear. Be sure trailer wheels are _____________ or _____________________are on. Page # ___________35. When coupling the tractor to the trailer you must check the trailer height. The trailer should be low enough that it is _________________________________ by the tractor when the tractor is backed under it. Page # __________36. Check glad hand _________________ and connect tractor _______________air line to trailer __________________________ glad hand. Check glad hand _______________ and connect tractor _________________ air line to trailer ___________________ glad hand. Page # ___________37. To supply air to the trailer. From the cab, push in ______________________ knob or move tractor _____________________________ control from the _____________________ to the _______________________ position to supply air to the trailer brake system. Page # _____________CDL Workbook Page 30
  • 38. 38. To lock the trailer brakes. Pull out the ___________________________ knob or move the tractor _______________________ valve control from ______________________ to ____________________________. Page # ______________39. When backing under the trailer use the ___________________ reverse gear. Page # _____________40. To check connection for security, raise the trailer landing gear ___________________ off the ground. Pull tractor gently forward while the trailer brakes are __________________ ___________________ to check that the trailer is locked onto the tractor. Page # _________41. Inspect coupling. Make sure there is ________________ space between the ______________ and ____________________ fifth wheel. Make sure the fifth wheel ________________ have closed around the _________________ of the ______________. Check that the _______________________ lever is in the _______________ position. Check that the _______________________ latch is in position over the _______________ lever. Page # ______________42. Use _______________ gear range (if so equipped) to begin raising the _________________. Once free of weight, switch to the _____________gear range. Raise the _______________ ______________ all the way up. After raising ___________________________, secure the crank handle safely. When full weight of trailer is resting on tractor, check for enough clearance between ______________ of tractor ________________ and ________________ ________________. Page # ____________43. When uncoupling, have tractor lined up with the ___________________. Page # ________44. If trailer is loaded, after the landing gear makes _____________ contact with the ground, turn crank in ______________ gear a few extra turns. This will lift some weight off the tractor. Page # ___________45. To unlock fifth wheel, raise the _________________ lock. Pull the ________________ handle to the ___________________ position. Page # ____________46. Pull tractor forward until fifth wheel comes out from under the trailer. Stop with tractor ________________ under trailer (prevents trailer from falling to ground if landing gear should _____________________ or _______________). Page # ____________CDL Workbook Page 31
  • 39. 47. Secure tractor. Apply _________________ brake. Place _____________________ in __________________________. Inspect trailer supports. Make sure ground is supporting trailer. Make sure landing gear is not _______________________. Pull tractor clear of trailer. Release ___________________ brakes. Check the area and drive tractor ___________________ until it clears. Page # _____________48. During a walk around inspection you need to check the air and electrical lines to the trailer. Electrical cord firmly plugged in and secured. Air lines properly connected to _______________________, no air leaks, properly secured with enough ________________ for ____________________. All lines free from ______________________. Page # ____________CDL Workbook Page 32
  • 40. Secure ID Driver’s License and ID Card ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENSPROOF OF IDENTITYBring one of the following documents as proof of your identity:q Original or certified copy of U.S. Birth Certificate/Amended Birth Certificate (Includes U.S territories and the District of Columbia). Note – ‘Keepsake’ birth certificates issued by hospitals are not acceptable.q Valid, unexpired U.S. Passportq Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by U.S. Department of State (FS-240, FS-545 or DS-1350)q Certificate of Naturalization (N-550, N-570)q Certificate of Citizenship (N-560, N-561)q Original U.S. Military Discharge Papers (For customers born prior to 01/01/1940)q Social Security Administration Numident Record (For customers born prior to 01/01/1940)LEGAL CHANGE OF NAMEIF the name on your identity document differs from your current legal name, please provide document(s) fromthe following list to show your name change history [For example, the name on Birth Certificate does not matchto current legal name due to a marriage].q Valid, unexpired U.S. Passportq Original or certified copy of Marriage Certificate/License Note - Photocopy is acceptable for those customers who hold a valid GA Driver’s License or ID Cardq Marriage License Applicationq Original or certified copy of Divorce Decreeq Original or certified copy of Court Petition for Legal Name Changeq Original or certified copy of Court Adoption documentq For existing customers, a Social Security Administration document showing married name plus one of the following listed documents showing the married name IF a marriage document cannot be provided OR IF the marriage document is a Church-issued certificate: q Bank Account/Financial Statement q Medicaid Card q Death Certificate for Spouse q Property Deed q W-2 Form q Property Tax Bill q Federal/State Tax Return q Military Dependent ID Card q Medicare Card q Military ID Card IMPORTANT Customers who hold a valid GA Driver’s License or ID Card are to present the original or certified document which supports the most recent name change. Customers who are new to Georgia must provide the complete trail of original or certified documents which support ALL name changes. rev 07232012 CONTINUED ON REVERSE SIDE
  • 41. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERBring one of the following documents as proof of your SSN:q Original or copy of Social Security cardq Print-out from SSA with your name, SSN and SSA office stamp (With SSA representative’s signature)q W-2 form showing your name and full or partial SSNq Paycheck stub showing your name and full or partial SSNq SSA-1099 or Non-SSA-1099 form showing your name and full or partial SSNq SSN Denial Letter [SSA Refusal Letter] from the Social Security Administrationq Federal/State Tax Return with Applicant’s name & SSN **Also acceptable for proof of SSN for Dependents**q Medicare / Medicaid card with Applicant’s name & SSNq Annual Social Security Statement available at http://www.ssa.gov/mystatement/q Selective Service Notice with Applicant’s name and SSNRESIDENTIAL ADDRESSBring two documents from any of the following document categories for proof of your currentresidential address:q Mortgage, payment coupon, deed, escrow statement, or property tax bill for current or preceding calendar year.q Homeowners insurance policy or premium bill for the current or preceding calendar year.q Health insurance statement, explanation of benefits (EOB) for a claim, or a health care bill/invoice.q Social Security documentation including Annual Benefits statement (current or preceding calendar year), Numident record, or Social Security check.q Statements for Federal, State and Local assistance programs including Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance claims and WIC.q Employer verification including paycheck, paycheck stub, letter from employer on company letterhead, W-2 form for current or preceding calendar year, or military orders.q School record/transcript for the current or prior school year, report card, student loan documentation, or form DS-1.q Georgia or Federal Income Tax Return or refund check for the current or previous tax year.q For minors and dependents, unexpired GA driver’s license, permit or ID card issued to parent, guardian or spouse residing in same household. For dependent parents, unexpired GA driver’s license, permit or ID card issued to a relative residing in the same household.q Utility bill issued within the previous 60 days for services installed at your residential address (water, sewer, gas, electricity, cable/satellite TV, Internet, telephone/cell phone, or garbage collection).q Current, valid rental contract/agreement and/or rent payment receipts issued within the previous 60 days (Includes rental agreement/leases for a home, apartment, mobile home, dorm, extended stay motel, retirement/assisted living homes, and letter from a shelter).q Financial statement for bank/credit union account, investment account, credit card account or loan/credit financing issued within the previous 60 days.q Other accepted documents: Voter Registration card, unexpired firearms license, unexpired Merchant Marine license, I-797A, I-797C, correspondence from DDS, and other documents issued by Federal/State/Municipal government.q Dept of Corrections Residency Verification Form (DS-752). **Accepted as stand-alone proof of residency**q Refugee Address Verification Affidavit (DS-20). **Accepted as stand-alone proof of residency**IMPORTANT: The two documents must be from separate/independent sources. For example, a bank account statement for two differing statement periods is not acceptable. In addition to the document showing your current residential address, it is to also show your name

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