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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 Florida 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.
are free of cracks.
show no signs of looseness.
All of the above.
2. Pre-trip inspections are:
required by law
required only for trips of more than 50 miles.
required only for trips of more than 100 miles.
3. During the vehicle inspection, you will be expected to do all of the following except:
walk around the vehicle.
change a tire.
touch and name the item you are inspecting and explain why.
show that the vehicle is safe to drive.
4. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your gear usage. You should do all of the following except:
select a gear that does not rev the engine.
shift in turns and intersections.
not grind the gears.
select a gear that does not lug the engine.
5. 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.
Not doing it could cost time and dollars, or even worse, an accident.
All of the above.
6. When checking your tires during a pre-trip inspection, which of the following is acceptable?
Mismatched sizes
Tires made by different manufacturers
Dual tires that come in contact with parts of the vehicle
Cracks in the tires
7. During the road test, you will be expected to do all of the following EXCEPT:
make regular traffic checks.
maintain a safe following distance.
wear your safety belt.
temporarily exceed the posted speed limit when passing other vehicles.
8. During the vehicle inspection test, after checking the area around the vehicle for hazards, and before opening the engine compartment door, you should:
check that the parking brakes are set and/or the wheels are chocked.
check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir.
depress the clutch.
remove the battery.
9. As part of the external inspection, check that all _______ are present, free of cracks and distortions, and show no signs of looseness.
brake linings
lug nuts
axle seals
10. During the vehicle inspection test, CDL applicants may be asked to:
change a tire.
replace a reflective triangle.
replace the emergency flashers.
None of the above.
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