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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 Louisiana 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. Which of the following must be inspected on every tire?
Brake chambers.
Hub oil/grease seals and axle seals.
Steering box.
2. During the vehicle inspection test, as you approach the vehicle you should (among other things):
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks.
check to see if the vehicle is leaning to one side.
check the area around the vehicle for low hanging wires.
All of the above.
3. When conducting the vehicle inspection test:
you may have to check that the minimum tread depth is 2/32 on steering axle tires.
applicants will not have to see that the brake chambers are not leaking.
you may be asked to check that the steering box is not leaking.
the air ride suspension should not be checked for leaks.
4. Which of these is NOT something you should check during the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
Worn electrical wiring insulation
Coolant level in radiator
Brake controls
Engine oil level
5. When checking the engine compartment, which of the following should you check?
Windshield washer fluid level.
Engine oil level.
Battery fluid level.
All of the above.
6. What should be fully engaged with no loose or missing pins in the slide mechanism of the sliding fifth-wheel?
Locking pins
Locking jaws
Sliding pintle
Hitch release lever
7. When taking the road test, you must do all of the following except:
Obey all traffic signs
Drive in a safe and responsible manner
Tell the examiner where you'd like to drive
Wear your safety belt
8. 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 service brake.
the hydraulic brakes.
the air brakes.
the parking brake.
9. Which of the following is NOT checked in a pre-trip inspection?
Cargo securement
The amount of fuel in the vehicle
Brake controls
Safety equipment
10. During the driving test, when asked to make a lane change you should:
make the change immediately without looking.
make the lane change before using proper signals.
make the necessary traffic checks first and use proper signals before changing lanes.
None of the above.
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LA CDL Inspection Test

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