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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. During the external inspection, check that all lug nuts:
are present.
show no signs of looseness.
All of the above.
2. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, you should:
decelerate smoothly.
activate your left turn signal.
apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
3. Doing a vehicle inspection is very important. Why?
Federal and state regulations require that drivers inspect their vehicle.
A defect found during an inspection could save you problems later.
All of the above.
4. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Lug nuts, rims, tire
Tie rod, drag link, spindle
Leaf spring, torque rod, front axle hanger
5. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Steering shaft
Drag link
6. When taking the road test, you must do all of the following except:
Wear your safety belt
Tell the examiner where you'd like to drive
Obey all traffic signs
7. Pre-trip inspections:
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
should always be done in the same order.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
8. During the driving test, when approaching a railroad crossing, you should _________ while your vehicle is in the crossing.
change lanes
not change gears
pass slow moving vehicles
9. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Leaf spring
Gear box
Pitman arm
10. When checking the engine compartment, which of the following should you check?
Engine oil level.
Battery fluid level.
All of the above.
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