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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. When checking the condition of wheels and rims during the pre-trip inspection, make sure that:
no studs, spacers, clamps, or lugs are missing, bent, or broken.
no more than two lug nuts are missing.
the end of the kingpin is even with the top of the fifth wheel.
All of the above.
2. During the driving test, the examiner will be scoring you on:
how fast you drive.
general driving behavior.
your general attitude.
how many times you turn.
3. What should be clean with no obstructions, illegal stickers, or damages to the glass?
The lighting indicators.
The windshield.
The headlights.
None of the above.
4. Checking your vehicle's suspension system includes checking:
the tires.
the air suspension systems.
the mounting brackets.
All of the above.
5. Name some things you should check on the FRONT of your vehicle during your pre-trip inspection.
Low beams, high beams, four-way flashers, and turn signals
Oil, transmission, air compressor, and radiator
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
None of the above.
6. _______ are one of the most common problems found in roadside inspections.
Air hoses connected to the brake chambers
Slack adjusters
Brake drums
Out-of-adjustment brakes
7. The most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection is:
Property damage requirements
Employer liability
Liability insurance
8. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Too much air pressure
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Cracked valve stems
9. During the vehicle inspection test, you will be asked to:
change a tire.
move your vehicle forward, backward.
change the coolant.
explain to the examiner what you would inspect and why.
10. As part of the external inspection, check that all _______ are present, free of cracks and distortions, and show no signs of looseness.
lug nuts
axle seals
brake linings
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