When the truck reaches the portion of the course marked "M", the
operator shall stop. On every other lap, the operator shall turn off
the master switch, then turn "ON". After completion of this portion
of the test, proceed along the rain aisle and start the next cycle.
All stops shall be at the maximum safe deceleration rate. The
operator shall actuate and release the parking brake at least once
during each circuit.
The truck shall then reenter the portion of the course marked "A".
In portions "A", "B","C", and "D", the procedure shall be the same as
described in preceding paragraphs, except that the truck shall place
a test load at each point where it was previously indicated that the
truck picked one up, and pick up a load whom it was previously
indicated one was placed. Maneuvers in the balance of the course
beyond the portion marked "D" shall be the same as described in
One-half of the total number of laps shall be traversed in the
opposite direction with all operation reversed accordingly. This may
be accomplished after completion of each 8-hour operating day or
multiple thereof. That is, 50 percent of the laps shall be
accomplished in the clockwise direction and 50 percent in the
counterclockwise direction or vice versa. The test course need not
be rearranged for the reverse travel.
"The Hourly Time Record Sheet" shall be filled out for each operating
hour of the performance test. Average lap speed per hour shall be
Maintenance and inspections shall be performed in accordance with the
maintenance service and inspection sheet.