Driver Knowledge Tests

What is a car carrier or car transporter?

A car carrier or car transporter is designed specifically to carry light vehicles (cars, utes and light trucks). While they are usually a semitrailer pulled by a prime mover, there are shorter rigid trucks with car transporter trailer. The most

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Pig trailer vs dog trailer vs jinker trailer vs dolly

A dog trailer has an axle set at both the front and back, plus a drawbar to connect the trailer to a towing vehicle. The front axle of the dog trailer has a drawbar connection and this axle steers. This

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Do you need to slow down at road works if there is no posted speed limit?

If there are cones or signs that indicate road work is taking place or has taken place, do you need to slow down? The road works speed limit will be either 40, 60 or 80km/h, depending on the road and

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Will driving newer models of cars help young and new drivers stay safe on the road?

Around 45% of all deaths of young people in Australia are related to a road accident, a statistic that could be improved to reduce the number of fatalities. Inexperience on the road is one of the major reasons, but another cause is the use

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What do you need to know when loading a truck?

The rules and guidelines for loading trucks and trailers are contained in the Load Restraint Guide which you can find here. If you are loading your truck with a forklift or crane (or someone else is for you), there are

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What’s the difference between a conventional bonneted truck and a cab-over truck?

Australian trucking firms use a mixture of bonneted trucks (the ‘American-style’ truck with the long bonnet, also called conventional) and cab-over trucks (the ‘European-style truck with a flat front – also called COE, cab over engine or forward control). Each

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Which car technology will cause you to fail your driving test?

New cars have many technological driver aids to keep the driver safe, but some of them cause drivers to develop bad habits. If you are learning to drive and technology is compensating for your bad driving habits, you will fail

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