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Commercial Vehicles

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Parent Category: Cars & Vehicles
Commercial vehicles can include fleet vehicles, company cars or other vehicles used for business.

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Commercial Vehicles (Trucks anyway) are actually requited to have TWO horns. a road horn (air horn) and a city horn (like a car). Technically, it is illegal to operate the vehicle without both horns working. Since the horn is part of a commercial driver's daily inspection report, not having a horn …
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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 393.82 states that "each bus, truck and truck-tractor must be equipped with a speedometer indicating speed in miles per hour and/or kilometers per hour. The speedometer must be accurate to within plus or minus 8 km.hr (5 mph) at a speed of 80 km/hr (50 mph)." …
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"How long does a ticket you receive in a commercial vehicle with a CDL license stay on your record in the state of WA for insurance purposes?" Normally insurance companies will check your driving record for the previous three years. This is for a CDL truck driver or for someone with a regular driv…
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"In MA will a speeding ticket received in a commercial vehicle affect your personal auto insurance premiums?"Truck drivers with a CDL license are held to a higher standard than other drivers. New laws prevent a CDL driver from keeping a speeding ticket off his record by taking traffic school or a de…
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Answer A dye test will tell you if your head is damaged in the event of a blown head gasket. It turns colors anywhere it is leaking on the head, hence where any cracks would be.
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To locate the codes that are stored in the ECM you will need to locate the plug on the passenger side, under the kick panel. Where the passengers right foot would be, down below the glove compartment on the side in front of the door. There will be a plastic kick panel, it matches the interior of the…
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Not sure what year you have? Is it digital, or analog (needles and numbers on plastic rolls) If it is the needle version, you may have a cable the runs up the back of the speedo cluster from the transmission. My 84 cougar had this. (I had disconnected it once, I forgot why) But anyways, it may be br…
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Answer If your state has the "cooling off period" law. Call you county attorneys office.Good luck. ans There is no overall right to return or recind a car purchase contract. Once it is executed/completed it is done. Some dealers may provide the ability to return it as part of their agreement…
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You need to purchase a commercial auto insurance policy with a million dollar limits for bodily injury and property damage. A $1,000,000 limit is standard for commercial auto and shouldn't be too costly. Your insurance broker can help you get this policy. If you need additional coverage above th…
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It's more the same as repossessing a car.
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Please be more specific as buses are rated according to how many passengers may be seated. They are available in a variety of lengths, depending on the configuration and number of passengers they're designed to transport.
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Because air is in constant supply - thus, a leak in the system won't necessarily render the brakes inoperable, whereas, with hydraulic brakes, the fluid would leak out until it had emptied.
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(As of July 2010) New HOS rules are still being debated at the federal level.
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By the time you factor in everything, such as truck payment, fuel, insurances, tags, paying yourself ,and a myriad of other things, it runs between $1.35 and $1.50 per mile.
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Since this is a commercial vehicles category, I shall tell you how to shift via the tach. Every truck has an optimal RPM range. If you fall below that range the engine could stall; go above it and you'll use too much fuel. For this, our optimal range is going to be 1000 to 1500 rpm. When you are u…
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it uses some gas, not too much, but enough.It depends on the car for example a Toyota will use less fuel at idle than a city bus. Motor size, where you bought the gas, the vehicles RPM @ idle, and the Octane level of the gas will determine how much is burned.
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Imported motor vehicles are subject to U.S. safety standards, bumper standards, and air pollution control (emission) standards. Most vehicles manufactured abroad that conform with U.S. safety, bumper, and emission standards are exported expressly for sale in the United States; therefore, it is unlik…
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If we knew which acronym it was, maybe we could figure it out.... TIR Tactical Intelligence, ReconnaissanceTIRTarget Illuminating RadarTIRTarget Impulse ResponseTIRTarget Individual RiskTIRTechnical Information Release (IRS)TIRTechnical Information ReportTIRTechnical Infrastructure RequirementsTIRTe…
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I would suggest using ShipAlmostAnything.com to get started. It is a free service with a lot of resources. Hope this helps.
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There are two ways this can be read, and the answer to both is yes. The first way is, "I got in a wreck and the boss wants me to pay for it." He can do that. The other way is, "The boss wants me to buy my own truck." There are some trucking companies that are 100-percent owner-operator: to work th…
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"Answer I've never heard of an aggregate working load limit for a vehicle. The only place that term is used in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Reglations is in the load securement section. If that is what you meant, it's pretty simple. Most tiedowns and chains should be marked w…
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Its depends on the cost of the item. It is usually around $3.99, though.
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Illegal to do for anyone not certified to do this work. Sorry, but the policy of this site is to not give answers pertaining to the commission of illegal acts in any form.
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From where to where? Cost is determined by the origin, destination, and type/size of vehicle.
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Hydraulic pressure causes a sectional cylinder to expand, and this raises the front of the dump body. Gravity pulls the material out of the dump body.
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Depends on engine and intended use of unit. I have 8 on mine.
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80,000 lbs GVWR We recently had some trucks come through with 384,000 lbs GVWR, including the 209,000 lb truck and a 175,000 transformer for a wind farm. Off-highway logging trucks often carry loads of up to 100,000 pounds. Oversize loads may need special permits from state or federal highway off…
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The Connecticut state law states: " No person shall operate or cause to be operated any bus, truck, truck-tractor, full trailer or semi-trailer of registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 3 tons on any public highway unless the same is equipped with suitable metal protectors or substantial flexi…
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48 feet
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On a commercial vehicle it is not permitted for a crack to be more than two inches from the edge of the Windshield.
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make sure that all your customers are satisfied with their car and make sure everything is good.
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The gasket is cheap-it's the labor that kills you plus you may have to have head(s) milled. All the accessories have to come off and top end of engine has to come apart. Around 500.00 depending on where you go, car, etc. etc.
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You need qualified legal counsel who is privy to the full details of your case to give you a worthwhile answer to this question.
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A Volkswagen bus doesn't have a VIN. It has a Chassis Number and an Engine Number. It's in three places: 1. There is a plate in the bottom of the windshield on the driver's side.2. There is a data plate somewhere in the car--on a Type 2 VW it's usually on the little wall behind the driver's seat.3.…
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It can be up to 45 feet in length.
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Honestly? You MIGHT be able to get a job driving a single axle Class 6 or 7 box truck.. you might even find a job pulling a trailer over 10,000 lbs. GVW (such as an equipment trailer) with a Class 6 or 7 single axle truck, but as far as Class 8 straight trucks and tractor-trailers go, your chances o…
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Top 100 Most Populated Cities in the United States The following list was taken from the U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 1 New York City, NY 2 Los Angeles, CA 3 Chicago, IL 4 Houston, TX 5 Philadelphia, PA 6 San Diego, CA 7 Detroit, MI 8 D…
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This can sometimes get confusing. You will be able to find an image online, but make sure that you know what you are doing before beginning.
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There is combustion leak detection kit that uses a blue liquid that turns yellow if combustion gasses are entering cooling system. I'm sure that's what ur referring to
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First, decide how much your target price--the price you always want to pay out of pocket for fuel--is. Let's say your target is $2. Subtract that from the current national average diesel price. If it's $5 per gallon (God forbid), the difference is $3 per gallon.Then divide the difference by six beca…
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how many case loads of bottled water can this semi truck practically haul? A typical semi-trailer should not be expressed by 12.5x8x40 because a typical semi-trailer is bound by dept. of Transportation regulations that say max height is 13ft 6in and max width is 8ft 6 in. If there were 12.5 feet of…
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Depends on model, features, mileage/hours, overall condition, etc.
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A CDL is required to operate vehicles or combinations with a gross vehicle weight rating of over 26,000 lbs., as well as any vehicle which is a: designed to transport more than 15 persons (including the driver) or b: carrying sufficient quantities of hazardous material that it requires for placards …
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Depends on the bus and what kind of route it runs. Keep in mind that some city buses are entirely electric. A bus driving long distances on the Interstate will likely fare better in mileage than a city bus (one that runs diesel fuel), on account of it not having the stop-and-go traffic. You take a G…
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My 1988 Buick Regal, some late 70's cars like Oldsmobile... What else ??
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First things to determine is your car type and time to ship it, different car type will have different cost and different time as well. Generally shipping car from Texas to California is average $ 600 - This cost run for a sedan type car. And remember, additional cost will be involving in some con…
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Laden is the loaded weight
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Delivery trucks are useful for when you need to move house or just have some extra furniture to get rid or purchase. Their dimensions are around 23m long, 2.6m wide and 4.15m high.
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That depends on what vehicle you are stopping from 55 mph. the laws of physics come into play. The heavier the vehicle the longer the stopping distance. So I cannot give an accurate answer except to say that from 60 mph the average for a mid-sized car is around 135 feet.
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There's a couple ways to go about it, and there are three different classes of CDL - which one you want depends on what you're going to be driving. Class A: Combination vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating in excess of 26,000 lbs, in which the vehicle in tow is rated in excess of 10,000 l…
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20 feet.. think so....
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Ask the driver or owner of the vehicle. They are required to give you (and the police) that information at the time of the accident. On an accident report, the police officer lists the insurance information. Contact the police department who responded to the scene to determine how to obtain a copy…
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You might be able to find some online, but Bobcat does not officially license any service documentation for free distribution. Unlike many other manufacturers, Bobcat also does not make parts information available for download. You can purchase their manuals and other information online at bobcat.c…
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Generally shipping a car from US to European country runs around $750 for a compact car and runs up to $2000 for full sized SUV. That information above just a typical cost, there will be additional cost involved, 1. Car insurance ( runs about 1,5%-2,5% from car values) 2. Import taxes 3. Non-ope…
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TIR stands for Total Internal Reflection and it can be used for means of communications via internet or broadband. Also, it can be used for different kinds of Surgery.
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that's easy if the slacks are working they will adjust the brakes .if they are not working the brakes will be out of adjustment. I work at a class 8 truck dealership, there are 2 types of slack adjusters, auto and manual. If you have auto slack adjusters, they will adjust themselves to a point, how…
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The thermostat on a 1993 Ford e 350 7.3 diesel is located on the side of the engine. The thermostat can be found by following the upper radiator hose.
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Can be done by truck, by train, by drive-a-way, even by plane, if you care to fork out the money for it.
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A rigid is what is known as a "straight truck" in the US. It's a medium or heavy duty truck which does not pull a trailer.
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Yes to an extent.... as stated by GSP rules Commercial trucks with a registered weight of over 7,000 pounds (3.18 tons) are not allowed to use the northern parts of the Parkway . All trucks must exit at Exit 105, just past the Asbury Park Toll Plaza. From Tinton Falls to the southern end of the Pa…
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The cost of shipping cars overseas varies based on the size of the car, operating condition and destination. The general cost of shipping a car overseas from US Typical costs:Shipping a car from the US to Europe starts around $750 for a compact and runs up to around $2,000 for a full-sized SUV.Trans…
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Actually cost of shipping a car would be variate based on several things such as your car type, destination and distance covered, time of the years, and additional cost like insurance and taxes. To get better estimation cost, better to get quotes from auto transport/car shipping companies online, fo…
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It's an impossible question to answer, as not all countries are very forthcoming with statistics regarding vehicle production, registration, how many vehicles are taken off the road, inventory of military trucks, etc.
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6 litre turbo diesel I NEED TO KNOW THE MPG OF LEYLAND DAF 8-13 MINE IS A RECOVERY TRUCK
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The name, a French term meaning harmony or agreement, was derived from the cooperation of France and the United Kingdom in the development of the aircraft. Related Information:Concorde, is the French spelling of the English equivalent, Concord, and is the spelling that was chosen for the name.
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To tell you how much air is in the air system.
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Over 600 million.
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When a service light turns on in a vehicle it means that something is wrong with that vehicle. In order to get it to turn off, a person has two options. Have it reset by a car computer scanner, or have the problem addressed at a car shop.
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there is two yellow caps one has the dipstick and the higher up one i presume is the one to use but the question was not answered so I am still not sure
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If you need to ship a car from one state to another, driving it yourself is probably the least economically viable option. Interstate car transport incurs the cost of lodging, food and sometimes tolls. Time may also be one of your concerns, for you may have to use your precious vacation days to get…
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Only to mile marker 16 and points south of that.Added: Buses, however, are exempt.
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A CDL Driver.
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10 mEasier way to figure it out, is 1 second for every 10 mph(kph). So at 60mph(96kph) it should take you 6 seconds to pass a fixed object that the other vehicle just passed, say like a telephone pole or something similar. So about 528 feet(160 meters) away from another truck. The "standard" in the…
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Not sure, as it can be categorized as shipping cars to another country, lot factors would be involved.. Beside shipping cost, you will pay for import taxes, I am not sure about how much but would be a better idea to check the import taxes there before you go. So, the easiest way is to pay for ship…
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What length
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I wouldn't worry if it is a moving violation or not because the fine can be up to $5,000.
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No you cant drive a Box Truck on the Garden State Parkway north of Exit 105(State Route 18). South of Exit 105, you are OK
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Depends on several condition such as vehicle type, destination and distance, route, time of the year, and any other additional cost such as shipping insurance and import taxes if you are shipping it to another country. To get better estimation simply get quoted from vehicle shipping companies by ent…
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The green colour is just a dye. Green antifreeze is generally referred to as "universal" antifreeze - it's accepted in a very wide range of motors, both petrol and diesel.
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24ton empty
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Class A CDL: Combinations with a Gross Combination Weight Rating in excess of 26,000 lbs., when the vehicle in tow (i.e., trailer) has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating in excess of 10,000 lbs. Class B CDL: Single vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating in excess of 26,000 lbs., or combinations wit…
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Depends on miles, optional features, mileage, and overall condition.
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As a former truck driver we refered to it simply as empty weight. The 'official' term for it, however, is tare weight.
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A Bobcat loader that will not lift or tilt probably is low on hydraulic fluid. Check the hydraulic fluid and fill to the recommended level.
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That depends on 4 factors - size of vehicle you're driving, what you're towing/hauling, the road conditions, and if the vehicle is equipped with ABS or not.
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Yes, but a police officer who sees such a situation has the discretion to make a judgment call.
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Towing weight is 1400kg 1.4 metric tons
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Steel, just like it is for any non-commercial vehicle. some commercial chassis are a combination of steel and aluminumaluminum is used to make cross members to make gvw lighter
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PCR: Passenger Car Radial TBR: Truck and Bus Radial A TBR tire can handle a heavier load than a PCR tire, and it's usually bigger.
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You will need a voltmeter,or the volt gauge in the dash, if it has readable numbers on it.(test is more accurate with a voltmeter)With a volt meter,hook up positive to positive and negative to negative,right at the batteries will suffice.Make sure the meter is set to D.C. in the range of approximate…
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The higher the weight, the thicker the oil. Oil gets thinner as its temperature increases. You will see summer grade and winter grade weights on "multigrade" oils--such as 15W40, which is the oil all modern diesels are designed to use. The 15W rating was determined at 0 degrees C, and the 40 rating …
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