Driver Knowledge Tests

What is a sleeper cab in a truck?

Trucks that are used for longer journeys usually have sleeper cabs so they are more convenient for the driver; the driver doesn’t have to find and pay for accommodation for the night during their mandatory rest periods. They enable teams

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How to reduce truck idling time to save fuel

Modern trucks are becoming more and more like substitutes for home, and drivers expect it. Cabs contain microwave ovens, refrigerators, gaming consoles, TVs, laptops and other electronic creature comforts that the driver can use during their rest periods; they also

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How to check a reefer (refrigerated) trailer

Reefer units are used more intensively in summer which makes winter the best time to give them a detailed check and repair any damage. This checklist is also useful for pre-trip inspections and if you are looking to buy a

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Battery maintenance for trucks and cars

Vehicle batteries have a finite life – usually three to four years, but it depends on their application and operating conditions. If a battery fails at a critical time it can lead to inconvenience and costs as it could leave

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Excessive speed vs inappropriate speed vs safe speed

When it comes to choosing your speed on the road, there are three definitions that are useful to know: Excessive speed: any speed above the speed limit, e.g. 120km/h on a road with a limit of 100km/h Inappropriate speed: any

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Titanium as an alternative material in car manufacturing

Titanium is one of the most abundant metals in the world and is known for its high corrosion resistance, strength and light weight. Although it is the fourth most common metal in the earth’s crust after aluminium, iron and magnesium, titanium is

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Electric cars will soon sweep Australia

Two-thirds of Australians will be driving electric cars within the next ten years according to the Jaguar corporation. Given that the average age of a car in Australia is 10.1 years, we think this is optimistic as that would mean

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