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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 performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, you should:
apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
activate your left turn signal.
decelerate smoothly.
not use your turn signals.
2. Signs of bad brake drums or shoes include the following except:
Shoes with brake fluid on them
Cracked drums
Shoes worn thin
Shoes with no oil on them
3. 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.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
All of the above.
4. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
an engine inspection and tire check.
an in-cab inspection and background check.
5. During the external inspection, you should check that the _______ (if equipped) are evenly centered, with the dual wheels and tires evenly separated, and are not bent, damaged, or rusted through.
lug nuts
axle seals
All of the above.
6. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Drag link
Tie rod
Steering shaft
7. Doing a vehicle inspection is very important. Why?
A defect found during an inspection could save you problems later.
Federal and state regulations require that drivers inspect their vehicle.
Not doing it could cost time and dollars, or even worse, an accident.
All of the above.
8. When checking the condition of the visible parts during your pre-trip inspection, make sure that the _________ are secured against rubbing, snagging or wearing.
air lines and electrical wiring
side boards and stakes
9. Wheel bearing seals should be checked for:
twisted axles.
10. ______ must have a minimum tread depth of 4/32 of an inch.
Spare tires
All tires other than front tires
Steering axle tires
All of the above.
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