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DRIVING TEST FORM

Name:

City: State: Zip: SSN#:

Address: License No. Date:

Equipment Driven: Tractor:

Trailer:

From:

If Passenger Carrier, Type of Bus To:

For those items that apply, checkmark if driver's performance is satisfactory, mark with an X if driver's performance is unsatisfactory, Explain unsatisfactory items under Remarks:

1 - PRE-TRIP INSPECTION AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT 3 - COUPLING AND UNCOUPLING

Checks general condition approaching unit Looks for leakage of coolants, fuel, lubricants

Checks under hood - oil, water, general condition of engine compartment, steering

Checks around unit - tires, lights, trailer hookup, brake and light lines, body, doors, horn windshield wipers

Test brake action, tractor protection valve, and parking (hand) brake

Knows use of jacks, tools, emergency warning devices, tire chains, fire extinguisher, spare fuses, and four-way flashers

Lines up units Hooks brake and light lines properly Secures trailer against movement Backs under slowly Tests hookup with power Checks hookup visually Handles landing gear properly Proper hook-up of full trailer Secures power unit against movement

4 - BACKING AND PARKING A. Backing

Checks instruments

Cleans windshield, windows, mirrors, lights, reflectors

2 - PLACING VEHICLE IN MOTION AND USE OF CONTROLS

  • A.

    MOTOR Starts motor without difficulty Allows proper warm-up Understands gauges on instruments panel Maintains proper engine speed while driving Basic knowledge of motors - gas, diesel Does not abuse motor

  • B.

    CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION

Gets out and checks before backing Looks back as well as uses mirrors Gets out and rechecks conditions on long back Avoids backing from blind side Signals when backing Controls speed and direction properly when backing

B. PARKING (city)

Does not hit nearby vehicles or stationary objects Parks proper distance from curb

Sets parking brake, puts in gear, chocks wheels, shuts off motor

Starts loaded unit smoothly Uses clutch properly Times gearshifts properly Shifts gears smoothly Uses proper gear sequence

C. BRAKES

Understands operating principles of air brakes Knows proper use of tractor protection valve Understands low air warning Tests brakes before starting trip

Checks traffic conditions and signals when pulling out from parked position

Parks in safe and legal location

C. PARKING (road)

Parks off pavement Avoids parking on soft shoulder Uses emergency warning signals when required Secures unit properly

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