Learner licence theory test questions

Specialist questions for heavy vehicle drivers

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Class 2 - dimensions

1   Between which two points is the forward distance of a two-axle truck measured?

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2   What is the maximum distance a vehicle or its load may extend forward from the front edge of the driver's seat (in its rearmost position)?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

3   What is the maximum height from the ground permitted for a vehicle including its load?

___________ metre/s

4   What is the maximum width allowed for a vehicle (other than an agricultural vehicle) including its load?

___________ metres or _____________________________________________________________________________

5   What is the additional width allowable for fasteners used in securing loads?

___________ mm on each side

6   What is the maximum width permitted for a vehicle and its load either side of the longitudinal centre line?

___________ metre/s

7   On a two-axle truck, what is the forward distance?

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8   A vehicle has two load-sharing axles spaced 1.5 metres apart. What kind of axle set is this?

__________________________________________ set

9   Apart from the maximum allowable body or load height of 4.25 metres for a heavy motor vehicle, what additional height is allowed for tarpaulins and lashings used to secure a load?

___________ mm

10   What is the maximum forward distance for a heavy rigid vehicle without a tow coupling?

___________ metre/s

11   For a heavy rigid vehicle whose rear-most axle is a non-steering axle, the maximum rear overhang permitted including its load is the lesser of:

___________ metres or ___________ percent of the wheel base

12   What is the maximum overall length for a heavy rigid vehicle including its load when not towing a trailer??

___________ metre/s

Class 2 - load security

13   What should you do after driving on an uneven surface?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

14   What is the combined rated strength of lashings placed over rigid loads on heavy motor vehicles where loaded against a headboard?

______________ x ______________

15   When you are checking your load, what is the most important thing to look for?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

16   How much weight (sideways) must load restraint systems be able to withstand?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

17   Uncovered, loose bulk loads are liable to fall from the vehicle if they are higher than:

______________ mm below the side of the vehicle body

18   When should you check your load?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

19   Why must a driver do a pre-trip safety inspection?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

20   Who is responsible to see that a load is correctly loaded and secure?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

21   A load of 10 tonne carried on a rigid truck with no headboard is secured by two tie downs. What must the combined strength of the tie downs be?

___________ tonne/s

22   A load of 15 tonne carried on a rigid truck with a headboard is secured by two tie downs. What must the combined strength of the tie downs be equal to or stronger than?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

23   Anchor points to which the lashings are secured must have a strength of at least:

______________ x ______________

Class 2 - work time

24   If a driver (other than a taxi driver) is subject to work time requirements, what is the maximum continuous period of work time allowed before a minimum ½ hour break is required?

___________ hour/s

25   If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the maximum period of work time permitted in any cumulative work day?

___________ hour/s

26   If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the maximum period of work time permitted in any cumulative work period?

___________ hour/s

27   If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the minimum continuous rest time to be taken before a new cumulative work period commences?

___________ hour/s

28   Failure by a driver to produce an approved logbook when requested by an enforcement officer is an offence. If you are convicted of this offence, you may be disqualified or fined. What is the maximum you can be fined?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

30   If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the minimum continuous period of rest time that must be taken before commencing a new cumulative work day?

___________ hour/s

31   After 5½ hours of continuous work time, what is the minimum rest time required?

___________ hour/s

32   You are employed as a driver. Within what period of time must you deliver a copy of each completed logbook record to your employer?

___________ day/s

33   You are a driver (other than a taxi driver) and your work time starts at 7am. What is the latest time that you must take a rest break?

___________ hour/s

35   How many logbooks must a driver maintain?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

36   What information about the vehicle must be included in the driver's logbook?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Class 2 - weight

37   Providing the manufacturer's tyre and axle ratings are not exceeded, what is the maximum weight permitted on a twin-tyred axle?

___________ kg

38   What does gross weight mean?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

39   Providing a manufacturer's tyre and axle ratings permit, what is the maximum weight allowed on a single standard-tyred axle?

___________ kg

40   What is the tare weight of the vehicle?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

41   A heavy motor vehicle has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeding:

___________ kg

Class 2 - speed

42   What is the maximum speed limit for a heavy motor vehicle, other than a school bus?

___________ km/h

Class 2 - documents

43   On a heavy motor vehicle fitted with a windscreen, where should the road user licence be displayed?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

44   How often do you have to renew your endorsement to carry dangerous goods?

___________ year/s

45   Whose responsibility is it to ensure a permit is carried for overweight or overdimensional loads?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

46   Where must a road user licence be displayed when a heavy trailer is being towed?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

47   What weight limits must be included on a certificate of loading for a heavy motor vehicle?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

48   What is the lowest class of licence required to drive a rigid vehicle that has a gross combined wieght of 12,000kg?

Class ___________

Class 2 - lighting

49   From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible?

___________ metre/s

Class 3-5 - dimensions

1   What is the maximum width permitted for a heavy trailer (other than an agricultural trailer) from its longitudinal centre line?

___________ metre/s

2   What is the maximum distance a load may extend behind the body of a trailer before an overdimensional flag is required?

___________ metre/s

3   What is the forward distance of a full trailer (other than a pole trailer), the front axle of which is steered by a towbar?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

4   Between which points is the forward distance of a semi-trailer measured?

From the ___________

to the ___________

5   What is the maximum distance a load may extend out from the side of the body of a trailer before an overdimensional flag is required?

___________ mm

6   What is the maximum permitted forward distance of a semi-trailer?

___________ metre/s

7   For a heavy full trailer, the maximum rear overhang including its load is the lesser of:

___________ metres or ___________

8   What is the maximum overall length for a truck and semi-trailer combination including its load?

___________ metre/s

9   What is the maximum overall length for any heavy motor vehicle towing two trailers and including their load?

___________ metre/s

10   What class of licence is required to drive a combination vehicle that has a gross combined weight of 25,500kg?

Class ___________

11   What is the lowest class of licence required to drive a combination vehicle that has a gross combined weight of 14,000kg?

Class ___________

12   What is the maximum height of a heavy motor vehicle from the ground?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

13   What is the maximum forward distance for a heavy motor vehicle with a tow coupling?

___________ metre/s

14   During the hours of darkness, when the load you are carrying is greater than 1 metre wide and extends from the rear of the vehickle by more than 1 metre, what warning devices are required?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Class 3-5 - documents

15   Where must the road user charges licence for a heavy trailer be displayed?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

16   Where on a heavy trailer should a warrant or certificate of fitness be displayed?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Class 3-5 - speed

17   What is the maximum speed limit for a heavy motor vehicle towing a semi-trailer or semi-trailers?

___________ km/h

Class 3-5 - lighting

18   From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible?

___________ metre/s

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Last updated: 16 July 2014