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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 Alaska 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. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
an engine inspection and tire check.
2. Vehicle inspections should be done routinely _______ operating the vehicle.
3. To check the signal lights, do the following:
Turn off all the lights, turn on the right turn signal lights, and turn on the stop lights.
Turn on all the lights, turn off the stop lights, and turn off the left turn signal lights.
Turn off all the lights, turn on the stop lights, and turn on the left turn signal lights.
4. During the road test, you will be expected to do all of the following EXCEPT:
wear your safety belt.
temporarily exceed the posted speed limit when passing other vehicles.
make regular traffic checks.
5. If you are looking for puddles on the ground and dripping fluids on the underside of the engine and transmission, you are checking for:
Oil level
Coolant level
6. In the steering box part of the vehicle inspection test, you should:
look for any missing nuts or bolts.
check that the steering box is securely mounted.
All of the above.
7. During the skills test, when driving on the expressway, you should:
use mirrors to check traffic.
change lanes frequently.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
8. You pump the brake pedal three times, then hold it down for five seconds, making sure that the pedal does not move. You are checking:
the air brakes.
the service brake.
the hydraulic brakes.
9. During the basic control skills test you may be asked to perform any of the following, except:
Straight line backing
Offset back/right
Trailer jackknife
10. Which of the following is not part of the air brake system?
Air storage tanks
Air compressor
Air filter
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AK CDL Inspection Test

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