Truck Brake Facts Quiz
by Staff
Truck brakes are different that other types of brakes in both form and function. How knowledgeable are you on truck brakes? Take this quiz and find out!

What is another name for an engine brake?

  • A compression brake system
  • A hard-core brake system
  • None of the above

Engine brakes are often restricted in town areas because they are:

  • Noisy
  • Ugly
  • All of the above

Instead of a hydraulic system, truck use what type of a braking system?

  • Compressed air system
  • Electrical system
  • Steam-powered system

Most modern trucks have what type of a braking system?

  • Single compressed air system
  • Dual air brake system
  • Hydraulic system

What is the major flaw with compressed air systems?

  • Brake Lag
  • Noise
  • None of the above

What is brake lag?

  • The time needed to stop the truck
  • The time it takes for air to get through the brake line and force contact between the linings and the drum
  • None of the above

Lag time is typically:

  • Less than one second
  • 2-5 seconds
  • 10 seconds

How many systems are included in a truck's braking system?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

What type of brakes do trucks use for normal driving?

  • Service brakes
  • Parking brakes
  • Emergency brakes

How is the parking brake activated on a truck?

  • By pulling the valve(s) on the dash
  • By pulling the lever on the driver's side
  • All of the above