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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 Idaho 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. A battery/box check is important. Wherever located, see that battery(ies) are secure, connections are tight, and cell caps are present. Also, make sure that:
the battery box and cover or door is open.
battery connections do not show signs of excessive corrosion, and battery box and cover or door is not damaged and is secure.
battery connections show signs of corrosion.
2. What is a pull up when referring to truck driving?
A driving maneuver used to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and stop.
When a driver stops and pulls forward to get a better position.
A specific maneuver used to decelerate smoothly in the exit lane.
3. Which of the following is a key component of the steering system?
Spring Shackle
Leaf spring
Gear box
4. When looking at the gauges during a pre-trip vehicle inspection:
you should immediately turn on the stop lights.
you should pump the brake pedal three times to test the parking brake.
oil pressuse should come up to normal within seconds after the engine is started.
5. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, once stopped you should do all of the following, except:
Activate your 4-way emergency flashers.
Activate your right turn signal.
Cancel your turn signal.
6. You are checking the dipstick to see that the oil level is within the safe operating range. The level must be:
above the refill mark.
above the coolant level.
below the refill mark.
7. You pump the brake pedal three times, then hold it down for five seconds, making sure that the pedal does not move. You are checking:
the hydraulic brakes.
the air brakes.
the service brake.
8. What should be fully engaged with no loose or missing pins in the slide mechanism of the sliding fifth-wheel?
Locking pins
Locking jaws
Hitch release lever
9. When you inspect the front of your vehicle as part of the walk around inspection, you check all of the following EXCEPT:
the condition of your front axle.
the air pressure gauge.
the condition of the steering system.
10. Brake drums (or discs) must not have cracks longer than:
the width of the friction area.
one half the width of the friction area.
twice the width of the friction area.
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Inspection Test - ID CDL

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