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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 Minnesota 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. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
there's a function light.
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
2. During the vehicle inspection, when approaching the vehicle you should:
check that the vehicle is parked properly.
look under the vehicle for fresh oil, fuel leaks or coolant.
check that the vehicle is clear.
check that the parking brakes are not set.
3. 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.
4. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Service brake
Parking brake
Steering brake
Emergency brake
5. Which gauge show that the alternator and/or generator is charging?
Oil pressure
Engine oil temperature
All of the above
6. Wheel bearing seals should be checked for:
twisted axles.
7. Name some exhaust system parts.
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
Mufflers, mounting brackets and vertical stacks
Drag link, spindle and gear box
8. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Leaf spring
Gear box
Pitman arm
Tie rod
9. Which of the following is a key component of the steering system?
Spring Shackle
Gear box
Leaf spring
Anchor plate
10. Vehicle inspections should be done routinely _______ operating the vehicle.
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Inspection Test - MN 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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