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			Antilock Braking System - 




Computer, sensors and solenoid valves which together monitor wheel speed and modulate braking force if wheel lockup is sensed during braking. Helps the driver retain control of the vehicle during heavy braking on slippery roads. 




 Acronym: ABS





 Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)





	
	
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Block Exemptions - Agreements between the EC and other countries which include exemptions from the general prohibition by the EC of restrictive trade agreements. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Fifth Wheel - Coupling device attached to a tractor or dolly which supports the front of a semitrailer and locks it to the tractor or dolly. The fifth wheel's center is designed to accept a trailer's kingpin, around which the trailer and tractor or dolly pivot in turns.  Fifth Wheel Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Kingpin Trailer - Anchor pin at the center of a semitrailer's upper coupler which is captured by the locking jaws of a tractor's fifth wheel to attach the tractor to the semitrailer. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Lock - An enclosure at a dam that allows the water level to be raised or lowered to allow water craft to pass.  Lock

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Upper Coupler - Load bearing surface on the underside of the front of a semitrailer. It rests on the fifth wheel of a tractor or dolly and has a downward-protruding kingpin which is captured by the locking jaws of the fifth wheel. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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