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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 Colorado 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.
locking jaws
couplings (U-joints)
lug nuts
mounting bolts
2. During the skills test, if you must stop before making the turn, you should:
come to a complete stop after the line to get a better view.
keep the front wheel aimed straight ahead.
let your vehicle roll.
make sure the turn signal is off.
3. ______ must have a minimum tread depth of 4/32 of an inch.
All tires other than front tires
Steering axle tires
Spare tires
All of the above.
4. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
Tie rod, drag link, and gear box
Torque rod, leaf spring, spring shackle
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
5. When taking the road test, you must do all of the following except:
Obey all traffic signs
Tell the examiner where you'd like to drive
Drive in a safe and responsible manner
Wear your safety belt
6. During the vehicle inspection, make sure that the _____ is in the engaged position and that the safety latch is in place.
locking jaw
release arm
7. During the vehicle inspection test, after checking the area around the vehicle for hazards, and before opening the engine compartment door, you should:
check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir.
remove the battery.
check that the parking brakes are set and/or the wheels are chocked.
depress the clutch.
8. Which of the following is NOT a tire problem to look for during the vehicle inspection?
Cracked valve stems
All the tires are made by the same manufacturer
Recapped tires on the front of a school bus
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
9. During a pre-trip inspection, to check your lights you should:
turn off the engine, turn on the headlights and 4-way emergency flashers, and get out of the vehicle.
with the engine running, turn on the headlights and 4-way emergency flashers, and get out of the vehicle.
with the engine running, put the vehicle in a forward gear and turn on the headlights.
check the yellow malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
10. During the road test, you will be expected to do all of the following EXCEPT:
temporarily exceed the posted speed limit when passing other vehicles.
make regular traffic checks.
maintain a safe following distance.
wear your safety belt.
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