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Federal Bridge Formula (ELDT B-A)

What is the federal Bridge Formula? Heavy trucks can cause damage to roads and bridges. The Bridge formula is a mathematical formula based on the number of axles and spacing of those axles.  It is used to determine the appropriate maximum gross weight for a CMV. Drivers need to understand the Federal Bridge Formula, which …

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Non-Driving Responsibilities of Truck Drivers (ELDT B-A)

Does a truck driver have any non-driving responsibilities? Drivers must meet Driver Qualifications (DQ) requirements, such as being at least 21 years old, being able to read, write, and speak English well enough to do the job, pass a DOT physical/medical exam, have only one CDL, and be able to pass a DOT drug test.

Trucking Industry Regulation (FMCSRs and HMRs) (ELDT B-A)

How is the U.S. trucking industry regulated? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a separate administration within the US Department of Transportation (DOT). FMCSA is the primary federal agency responsible for reducing the number and severity of injuries and fatalities involving large commercial vehicles. FMCSA is responsible for inspecting trucking companies, compliance with …

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Driver Safety Fundamentals (ELDT B-A)

What are the safety fundamentals for a professional driver? Safety is the truck driver’s most important characteristic A professional driver must complete every task with safety as the priority The number one cause of accidental fatalities and disabling injuries is motor vehicle accidents To prevent injuries and accidents, every truck driver must meet the highest …

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The Combination Vehicle (ELDT B-A)

What are the components of a combination vehicle? Truck drivers may drive many types of Commercial Vehicles. A combination vehicle is formed when a truck tractor or straight truck has a trailer added to it. What are the basic terms that describe a combination vehicle? Truck Tractor (Power Unit) Truck tractor is a power unit …

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Federal Bridge Formula (ELDT B)

What is the federal Bridge Formula? Heavy trucks can cause damage to roads and bridges. The Bridge formula is a mathematical formula based on the number of axles and spacing of those axles.  It is used to determine the appropriate maximum gross weight for a CMV. Drivers need to understand the Federal Bridge Formula, which …

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