Driver Knowledge Tests

What’s a side loader trailer?

A side loader is a self-loading trailer, typically skeletal, with two hydraulic lifting cranes to lift a container onto it. It can be operated by the driver using controls on the side of the trailer or a remote control. Sideloaders

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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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What’s a refrigerated trailer and how does it work?

A refrigerated or ‘reefer’ trailer has a refrigeration unit at the front which can heat or cool the load depending on the ambient temperature. It allows for temperature-sensitive goods to be transported long distances. In some parts of Australia, temperatures

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What is a curtainside or tautliner truck or trailer?

One of the most common forms of truck and trailer (or semitrailer) a curtainsider has canvas curtains down each side which can be drawn back to allow a forklift to load onto the deck. It’s a flat-bed truck with a

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What is a skeletal or semiskel trailer?

Skeletal trailers, also called semiskel trailers, are lightweight semitrailers usually designed for transporting containers. They can be specified in a large number of size configurations, such as: 20-foot container 30-foot container 40-foot container 45-foot container ISO intermodal container They will

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