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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 Arkansas 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 your inspection, you should look into the fifth-wheel gap and check that the _________ are fully closed around the kingpin.
mounting bolts
locking jaws
couplings (U-joints)
lug nuts
2. Which of the following is NOT part of a standard vehicle inspection?
Tire problems.
Seating defects.
Wheel and rim problems.
Bad brake drums or shoes.
3. When inspecting your vehicle, before checking the engine compartment be sure that:
all lights are working.
the fire extinguisher is properly charged and rated.
the parking brakes are on and/or wheels chocked.
all tires are properly inflated.
4. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Shock absorbers
Windshield washer fluid level
Coolant level in radiator
Engine oil level
5. When checking the condition of the steering system, you must:
Test what happens under braking conditions.
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Visually inspect the steering mechanism.
Check the windshield wiper arms.
6. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Torque rod, leaf spring, spring shackle
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
Tie rod, drag link, and gear box
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
7. Which of the following is NOT a tire problem to look for during the vehicle inspection?
All the tires are made by the same manufacturer
Cracked valve stems
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Recapped tires on the front of a school bus
8. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
within seconds.
in about a minute.
within 5 minutes of driving.
in about two minutes.
9. When taking the road test, you will be expected to make regular traffic checks. You should do all of the following except:
checking engine oil level.
checking mirrors regularly.
checking for traffic regularly.
check your mirrors for traffic after an intersection.
10. During the vehicle inspection, you should check your clutch for:
All of the above.
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