LGV Test - 31

LGV Test - 31
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LGV Test - 31

Question 1 of 20

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

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Question 2 of 20

In what circumstances will short-wheelbase vehicles bounce more noticeably than long-wheelbase vehicles?

When laden

When turning

When empty

When travelling slowly

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Question 3 of 20

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

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Question 4 of 20

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

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Question 5 of 20

You're exporting a flock of sheep on a journey that will take longer than eight hours. What must be fitted to a lorry being used for long-distance transportation of livestock?

Air conditioning in the driver's cab

Air suspension on the trailer axles

A high-level exhaust stack

Ventilation and temperature-monitoring equipment

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Question 6 of 20

You're transporting a skip carrying loose waste. How should the material be carried?



While displaying a warning beacon

Under a waterproof membrane

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Question 7 of 20

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

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Question 8 of 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

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Question 9 of 20

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

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Question 10 of 20

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

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Question 11 of 20

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

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Question 12 of 20

What's the best knot to use when securing a load with ropes?

A dolly knot

A reef knot

A slip knot

A bow-line knot

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Question 13 of 20

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)

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Question 14 of 20

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

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Question 15 of 20

You're making several deliveries. What problems may the decreasing payload cause?

You might overload an axle

You will always have heavy items remaining

You might exceed your kerbside weight

You will damage the rest of the load

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Question 16 of 20

You're using a lorry-mounted crane to unload building materials. What safety features should you use?


Kingpin locks

Jockey wheels

Vehicle stabilisers

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Question 17 of 20

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

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Question 18 of 20

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 will not be able to brake

Your could lose control of your vehicle

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Question 19 of 20

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

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Question 20 of 20

You're loading a curtain-sided vehicle. What are the curtains for?


Protection from the weather

Improved visibility

To reduce noise