Driver Knowledge Tests

Is a car warranty worth it?

When you are buying a new car, one of the decisions you have to make is whether or not to buy an extended warranty from a company like CarShield. When purchasing a vehicle it’s common for people to spend as

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What’s the difference between a street, road, avenue, close and boulevard – road naming conventions

There are a large number of names used for different types of route. There are loose guidelines for which word should be chosen when new roads are created: Alley – a narrow roadway, often just for pedestrians or cycles, in

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What happens when your clutch fails?

The clutch is the mechanical connection between the gearbox (transmission) and the engine. It is engaged and disengaged using the left-hand pedal – push the pedal down and it disengages, release it and it engages. Without a clutch, it is

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How do truck brakes work?

Brake systems on modern heavy vehicles are supported by safety systems such as ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBS (electronic braking system), ESC (electronic stability control) and ASR (anti-slip regulation). The most common system medium and heavy trucks is a pneumatic

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Options for loading and unloading palletised freight to and from a truck or trailer

The majority of dry goods are moved on pallets in curtainside or hardside trucks and trailers where they can be protected from the weather. There are various options to load and unload a truck. Manual handling: break down the freight

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What is an automated manual transmission (AMT) on a truck?

Automated manual transmissions are quite common and are fitted to a wide variety of trucks. They include systems such as the Volvo I-Shift, Eaton AutoShift, Renaul Optidriver, Mercedes-Benz PowerShift and UD Trucks ESCOT. They are not the same as ‘automatic’

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What is a hydraulic cylinder or ram on a truck?

Hydraulic cylinders or rams are used to move heavy parts of a truck, such as the: Tipper bin Sidelifter arms Transporter ramps Tail lift. They are also used in earthmoving and civil construction machinery, for example: Lifting arms or booms

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