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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 Nebraska 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 tires, which of the following is acceptable?
Retreaded tires on the front wheels of a bus
Radial and bias-ply tires used together.
Dual tires that do not come in contact with each other
Dual tires that come in contact with each other
2. Checking the engine compartment during the seven-step inspection does NOT include checking:
the battery fluid level.
the engine oil temperature.
the power steering fluid level.
the engine oil level.
3. During the vehicle inspection test, when asked to check the power steering fluid you should:
indicate where power steering fluid dipstick is located.
check for adequate power steering fluid level.
ensure that the power steering fluid level is above the refill mark.
All of the above.
4. When checking the condition of the steering system, you must:
Check the windshield wiper arms.
Test what happens under braking conditions.
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Visually inspect the steering mechanism.
5. Which of the following is NOT part of a standard vehicle inspection?
Tire problems.
Seating defects.
Bad brake drums or shoes.
Wheel and rim problems.
6. During the vehicle inspection test, as you approach the vehicle you should (among other things):
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks.
check the area around the vehicle for low hanging wires.
check to see if the vehicle is leaning to one side.
All of the above.
7. Name some exhaust system parts.
Mufflers, mounting brackets and vertical stacks
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Drag link, spindle and gear box
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
8. What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
To avoid fines.
Liability insurance.
Safety for yourself and for other road users.
It's required by law.
9. As part of the external inspection, check that all _______ are present, free of cracks and distortions, and show no signs of looseness.
brake linings
lug nuts
axle seals
10. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
there's a function light.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
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NE CDL Inspection Test

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