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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 District of Columbia 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 driving test, when asked to make a lane change you should:
make the necessary traffic checks first and use proper signals before changing lanes.
make the lane change before using proper signals.
make the change immediately without looking.
None of the above.
2. Which of the following is true about the skills test?
It doesn't matter what vehicle you use to take these tests.
You must take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You don't have to take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in a vehicle that has components marked or labeled.
3. Without engine oil:
traction will be reduced.
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
the ABS won't work.
4. Check that the ____ belt is securely mounted, and adjusts, latches properly.
air compressor
5. During the basic control skills test, what is the maximum number of times you may look to check the position of your vehicle in the the straight-line backing exercise?
6. When conducting the vehicle inspection test:
applicants will not have to see that the brake chambers are not leaking.
you may have to check that the minimum tread depth is 2/32 on steering axle tires.
the air ride suspension should not be checked for leaks.
you may be asked to check that the steering box is not leaking.
7. When inspecting your vehicle for suspension system defects, look for:
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
cracked or broken spring hangers.
leaking shock absorbers.
All of the above.
8. You should check that the _____ is solid, clear of objects, and securely bolted to the tractor frame.
sliding pintle
9. During a pre-trip inspection, when checking the power steering hoses, you should:
check for leaks.
check for damaged or bent rims.
look for broken or distorted coil springs.
check that the brake chambers are not leaking.
10. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, which of the following could be a sign of trouble?
Fresh oil under the vehicle
Inflated tires
Parking brake is on
All of the above
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