21. Handling & Documenting Cargo 

Directions: Read each statement carefully and mark the response that best answers the question. 

1. The kind of tiedown you choose depends on the type of load you need to secure. Which tiedown is used in conjunction with a ratchet or winch-type assembly to increase the tension and eliminate any slack?
2. This cargo securement device is placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tiedown and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when under tension.
3. Always keep the center of gravity as ___________ as possible when placing your cargo.
4. Too much weight on a steering axle can cause:
5. Which of the following statements about loading and unloading hazardous materials is true?
6. Which of the following is an important function served by the bill of lading?
7. What date should be entered on the bill of lading?
8. What does it mean when you (the driver) sign the bill of lading at pickup?
9. Trailer seals are often used to deter theft and maintain cargo security. What type of seal is manufactured for one time use and typically made of plastic, wire, or thin strips of sheet metal marked with a serial number or an identifier?
10. Open parking spaces in truck stops may be limited, but if you can, you should: