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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. What should be clean with no obstructions, illegal stickers, or damages to the glass?
The lighting indicators.
The windshield.
The headlights.
None of the above.
2. Which of the following is NOT true? During the vehicle inspection test, when starting the engine you should show that:
the oil pressure gauge comes on when braking.
the pressure gauge shows increasing or normal oil pressure.
the oil pressure gauge is working.
the temperature gauge is working.
3. Vehicle inspections should be done routinely _______ operating the vehicle.
4. During a pre-trip inspection, when checking the power steering hoses, you should:
check for damaged or bent rims.
check that the brake chambers are not leaking.
look for broken or distorted coil springs.
check for leaks.
5. If you are looking for puddles on the ground and dripping fluids on the underside of the engine and transmission, you are checking for:
Coolant level
Oil level
None of the above.
6. 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:
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.
the battery box and cover or door is open.
None of the above.
7. When checking the lights before driving:
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
make sure the parking brake is not set.
you should turn off the engine.
the engine must be running.
8. Which of the following is NOT a tire problem to look for during the vehicle inspection?
Cracked valve stems
All the tires are made by the same manufacturer
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Recapped tires on the front of a school bus
9. During the vehicle inspection, when checking the tires you should:
check for the minimum tread depth (4/32 on all tires).
ensure that valve caps are missing.
ensure that the tread is evenly worn.
ensure the middle of the tires is more worn than the outside.
10. During the pre-trip inspection test, you will be expected to:
pass three basic control tests.
show that you can identify the bus operating systems, and that you know how to inspect them for safety.
watch the examiner inspect the bus for safety.
All of the above.
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NE Vehicle Inspection Test

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