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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 Indiana 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. Suspension system defects include:
rust around wheel nuts.
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
cracked or broken spring hangers.
All of the above.
2. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
only use the turn signal if other vehicles are present.
gradually increase your speed.
check traffic in all directions.
All of the above.
3. Which of the following is true about the skills test?
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 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.
It doesn't matter what vehicle you use to take these tests.
4. When checking the lights before driving:
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
the engine must be running.
you should turn off the engine.
make sure the parking brake is not set.
5. Pre-trip inspections:
should always be done in the same order.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
are optional when the driver is familiar with the vehicle.
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
6. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Spring hangers
Coolant level in radiator
Windshield washer fluid level
Engine oil level
7. You are checking the tractor-trailer connection to make sure it is safe and secure. The landing gear should be:
raised slightly off the ground.
fully lowered.
fully raised.
None of the above.
8. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
there's a function light.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
9. When checking the steering system during your pre-trip inspection you should look for:
shoes or pads with oil or grease on them.
mismatched lock rings.
cracked drums.
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
10. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Pitman arm
Tie rod
Leaf spring
Gear box
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