April 5, 2021Renewing Trucking Words and Phrases
Make this post your first stop for driving-related terms! This Ultimate Driving Terms Glossary is always a helpful guide to understanding the terms below.
A tuned-in front suspension characteristic that converts braking-induced forces in the suspension links into a vertical force that tends to lift the body, thereby reducing dive under braking.
- Beam Axle
A rigid axle supporting the non-driven wheels. Also called a dead axle.
- Blind Spot
The areas that you cannot see, even when using your mirrors. The blind spot over your right shoulder is particularly important and must be checked before setting off on a drive.
The mechanism that connects the engine to the transmission system in manual vehicles. The clutch pedal is located on the left and you use it to change gears and when braking. Mastering clutch control is an important part of the process of learning to drive.
A device within a vehicle that uses heat and air to reduce condensation on windows – particularly the windscreen and rear window. When setting off in cold weather it is important that you have defrosted your vehicle, and demisting the windows is a major part of this process.
Allowing other road users go first. A yield sign assigns the right-of-way to traffic in certain intersections. If you see a yield sign ahead, be prepared to let other drivers crossing your road take the right-of-way.