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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 Kansas 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. When checking the lights before driving:
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
you should turn off the engine.
make sure the parking brake is not set.
the engine must be running.
2. Which of the following engages and disengages the engine from the drive train?
The front axle
The drive shaft
The clutch
The foot brake
3. 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?
4. During the vehicle inspection test, as you approach the vehicle you should (among other things):
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks.
check the area around the vehicle for low hanging wires.
check to see if the vehicle is leaning to one side.
All of the above.
5. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Parking brake
Steering brake
Emergency brake
Service brake
6. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Tie rod
Leaf spring
Gear box
Pitman arm
7. What should be fully engaged with no loose or missing pins in the slide mechanism of the sliding fifth-wheel?
Sliding pintle
Locking pins
Locking jaws
Hitch release lever
8. Name some exhaust system parts.
Mufflers, mounting brackets and vertical stacks
Drag link, spindle and gear box
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
9. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your use of turn signals. You should do all of the following except:
Use your turn signals properly.
Activate your turn signals upon completion of a turn or lane change.
Activate your turn signals at appropriate times.
Activate your turn signals when required.
10. During the pre-trip inspection, belts should:
be checked for tightness and excessive wear.
checked for oil pressure.
checked for leaks.
not be inspected.
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