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Braking and Payload Quiz
by Staff
Payload has a very large impact on braking power. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to knowing how payload affects braking your braking power? Take this quiz and find out!

What is payload?

  • The amount of power required to stop a vehicle
  • The amount of weight a vehicle can safely hold
  • None of the above

How does overloading a truck affect its performance?

  • It changes its steering capabilities
  • It changes its braking capabilities
  • All of the above

Why are heavier payloads within the safe amount still stressful on brakes?

  • The added weight causes more friction
  • The added weight causes higher braking temperature
  • None of the above

Other than braking, what else does payload affect?

  • Distribution of cargo
  • Tire pressure
  • Brake fluid levels

What can oddly distributed payloads cause brakes to do?

  • Leak and squeak
  • Lock up
  • All of the above

What is something to keep in mind when loading cargo?

  • Keeping it properly secured
  • Keeping it under 100lbs
  • All of the above

When driving with a heavy payload, it is important to:

  • Avoid sudden stops
  • Avoid hard stops
  • All of the above

Payload can effectively shift what in a truck?

  • Center of gravity
  • Gears
  • Brakes

When it comes to purchasing a truck, most people want a truck to be able to do what?

  • Carry a heavy payload
  • Stop on a dime
  • None of the above

Heavy trucks are difficult to:

  • Stop
  • Steer
  • Slow down
  • All of the above