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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 NOT a tire problem to look for during the vehicle inspection?
All the tires are made by the same manufacturer
Cracked valve stems
Recapped tires on the front of a school bus
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
2. Check that the ____ belt is securely mounted, and adjusts, latches properly.
air compressor
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. As part of the external inspection, check that all _______ are present, free of cracks and distortions, and show no signs of looseness.
lug nuts
brake linings
axle seals
5. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test during the skills test, once stopped you should do all of the following, except:
Activate your right turn signal.
Apply the parking brake.
Activate your 4-way emergency flashers.
Cancel your turn signal.
6. When inspecting your vehicle for suspension system defects, look for:
leaking shock absorbers.
cracked or broken spring hangers.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
All of the above.
7. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, which of the following could be a sign of trouble?
All of the above.
Inflated tires
Fresh oil under the vehicle
None of the above.
8. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Look under the vehicle for the wheel speed sensor wires coming from the back of the brakes.
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
All of the above.
9. During the external inspection, check that all lug nuts:
are free of cracks.
are present.
show no signs of looseness.
All of the above.
10. A battery/box check is important. Wherever located, see that battery(ies) are secure, connections are tight, and cell caps are present. Also, make sure that:
the battery box and cover or door is open.
battery connections show signs of corrosion.
battery connections do not show signs of excessive corrosion, and battery box and cover or door is not damaged and is secure.
None of the above.
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Inspection Test - MD CDL

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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