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7. When driving a laden truck up an incline the forks should be:

A. Trailing
B. Leading
C. Tilted forward
D. Reach carriage extended

8. When an unladen truck is being driven on an incline, the forks/attachment should face downhill. This is to improve:

A. Stability, traction and adhesion
B. Visibility and steering
C. Speed and reduce tyre wear
D. Time keeping

9. When tilting a load forward at height, why is there an increased risk of the truck tipping forward?

A. The lateral forces placed over the rear axle will increase
B. The load centre will increase
C. The combined centre of gravity moves forward
D. A small amount of tilt at height does not affect stability

10. In winter months loads stacked outside may be covered in ice and snow, the effect of this will:

A. Increase the carrying capacity of the truck
B. Make no change to the truck or weight of the load
C. Increase the weight of the load
D. Increase the friction between the pallet and the forks

11. While operating a lift truck what would you do if you saw some rubbish/dunnage lying in a gangway or warehouse location?

A. Inform the supervisor
B. Park the truck in a safe place and remove the obstruction
C. Inform the other truck operators and get it moved at break time
D. Ignore it as the next shift have cleaners that will move it

12. When traveling on slopes with a reach truck where should the load be carried on the forks?

A. With the load facing uphill and tilted forwards
B. With the load facing downhill and tilted forward
C. With the load facing uphill and tilted back
D. With the load facing up hill with reach carriage extended to increase stability

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