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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 Maryland 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 is a key component of the steering system?
Anchor plate
Gear box
Leaf spring
Spring Shackle
2. During the vehicle inspection test, after checking the area around the vehicle for hazards, and before opening the engine compartment door, you should:
check that the parking brakes are set and/or the wheels are chocked.
check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir.
remove the battery.
depress the clutch.
3. During the vehicle inspection test, CDL applicants may be asked to:
replace the emergency flashers.
replace a reflective triangle.
change a tire.
None of the above.
4. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
check for traffic in all directions.
use turn signals.
slow down before making the turn.
All of the above.
5. During the vehicle inspection test, you will be asked to:
change a tire.
change the coolant.
move your vehicle forward, backward.
explain to the examiner what you would inspect and why.
6. When taking the road test, after driving under an overpass, you may be asked:
what the weight limit was.
how wide the overpass was.
what the license plate number of the vehicle ahead of you was.
what the posted clearance or height was.
7. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
cut or cracked valve stems.
loose, broken, or missing tailpipes.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
8. What maintains air pressure in the air brake system?
Water pump
Power steering fluid
Air compressor
Alternator belt
9. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Service brake
Emergency brake
Parking brake
Steering brake
10. Name some key suspension system parts.
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Drag link, spindle and gear box
Mufflers, tailpipes and vertical stacks
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
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MD CDL Inspection Test

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