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MD CDL VEHICLE INSPECTION TEST

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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 checked in a pre-trip inspection?
Cargo securement
Safety equipment
Brake controls
The amount of fuel in the vehicle
2. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, you should:
not use your turn signals.
decelerate smoothly.
apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
activate your left turn signal.
3. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Too much air pressure
Cracked valve stems
4. Exhaust system parts should NOT:
rub against fuel system tires.
be loose.
rub against tires.
All of the above.
5. Which gauge show that the alternator and/or generator is charging?
Engine oil temperature
Oil pressure
Ammeter/voltmeter
All of the above
6. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
an in-cab inspection and background check.
an engine inspection and tire check.
7. Which of the following is a suspension system defect?
Leaking shock absorbers
Leaking power steering cylinder
Leaking brake fluid
Loose exhaust pipes
8. When conducting a vehicle inspection test, while the engine is off you may be asked to identify any of the following parts of the engine compartment, except:
the air compressor.
the Anti-lock Braking System indicator.
the water pump.
the alternator.
9. During the pre-trip vehicle inspection test, when examining hoses with the examiner, look for:
spare electrical fuses.
the temperature gauge.
frays in the water pump belt.
puddles on the ground.
10. When inspecting your vehicle, before checking the engine compartment be sure that:
the parking brakes are on and/or wheels chocked.
all lights are working.
the fire extinguisher is properly charged and rated.
all tires are properly inflated.
 
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MD Vehicle Inspection Test

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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