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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 New Hampshire 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 you inspect the front of your vehicle as part of the walk around inspection, you check all of the following EXCEPT:
the air pressure gauge.
the condition of your front axle.
the condition of the steering system.
the condition of the windshield.
2. During the pre-trip inspection, when starting the engine you should:
check the coolant level in the radiator.
fasten your safety belt.
press the brake pedal.
listen for unusual noises.
3. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
loose, broken, or missing tailpipes.
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
cut or cracked valve stems.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
4. When taking the road test, you must do all of the following except:
Drive in a safe and responsible manner
Obey all traffic signs
Wear your safety belt
Tell the examiner where you'd like to drive
5. Name some things you should check on the FRONT of your vehicle during your pre-trip inspection.
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
Oil, transmission, air compressor, and radiator
Low beams, high beams, four-way flashers, and turn signals
None of the above.
6. _______ are one of the most common problems found in roadside inspections.
Air hoses connected to the brake chambers
Out-of-adjustment brakes
Brake drums
Slack adjusters
7. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your gear usage. You should do all of the following except:
not grind the gears.
select a gear that does not lug the engine.
select a gear that does not rev the engine.
shift in turns and intersections.
8. What is a pull up when referring to truck driving?
A specific maneuver used to decelerate smoothly in the exit lane.
When a driver stops and pulls forward to get a better position.
Using the speedometer to know when to shift up.
A driving maneuver used to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and stop.
9. When making a lane change during the skills test, you should:
avoid using your mirrors.
come to a complete stop first.
apply the parking brake.
make the necessary traffic checks first.
10. When checking the steering system during your pre-trip inspection you should look for:
mismatched lock rings.
shoes or pads with oil or grease on them.
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
cracked drums.
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