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To obtain a CDL, you will be required to pass a vehicle inspection test. The vehicle inspection test, formerly known as pre-trip, is a skills test to see if you identify which features and equipment on the test vehicle should be inspected before driving. During the test, you will be asked to do an inspection of your vehicle. You will be expected to show your knowledge of the inspection process and you will be tested to see if you know whether your vehicle is safe to drive. During the CDL inspection test, DMV does not allow the use of testing aids, other than the vehicle inspection guide in the Alabama CDL Manual. To prepare for the test, study the following sections of the CDL manual: Driving Safely and the Vehicle Inspection Test. If you do not pass the CDL inspection test, the other skills tests will be postponed.
1. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your gear usage. You should do all of the following except:
select a gear that does not rev the engine.
select a gear that does not lug the engine.
not grind the gears.
shift in turns and intersections.
2. Without engine oil:
traction will be reduced.
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
the ABS won't work.
3. Which of the following is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
Steering wheel
Wiper blades
Mirrors and windshield
All of the above.
4. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Windshield washer fluid level
Engine oil level
Coolant level in radiator
Shock absorbers
5. During the vehicle inspection test, after checking the area around the vehicle for hazards, and before opening the engine compartment door, you should:
check that the parking brakes are set and/or the wheels are chocked.
depress the clutch.
remove the battery.
check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir.
6. During the skills test, when driving on the expressway, you should:
use mirrors to check traffic.
drive 10 mph or more above the posted limit.
change lanes frequently.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
7. Checking your vehicle's suspension system includes checking:
the air suspension systems.
the mounting brackets.
the tires.
All of the above.
8. When checking the condition of wheels and rims during the pre-trip inspection, make sure that:
no more than two lug nuts are missing.
no studs, spacers, clamps, or lugs are missing, bent, or broken.
the end of the kingpin is even with the top of the fifth wheel.
All of the above.
9. Which of the following is a key component of the steering system?
Spring Shackle
Gear box
Anchor plate
Leaf spring
10. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
within seconds.
in about two minutes.
in about a minute.
within 5 minutes of driving.
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Inspection Test - AL CDL

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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