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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. During the pre-trip vehicle inspection test, when examining hoses with the examiner, look for:
puddles on the ground.
spare electrical fuses.
the temperature gauge.
frays in the water pump belt.
2. When taking the road test, after driving under an overpass, you may be asked:
what the posted clearance or height was.
what the weight limit was.
what the license plate number of the vehicle ahead of you was.
how wide the overpass was.
3. When conducting a vehicle inspection test, while the engine is off you may be asked to identify any of the following parts of the engine compartment, except:
the Anti-lock Braking System indicator.
the water pump.
the air compressor.
the alternator.
4. Which of the following must be inspected on every tire?
Brake chambers.
Steering box.
Hub oil/grease seals and axle seals.
5. During the skills test, when driving on the expressway, you should:
change lanes frequently.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
drive 10 mph or more above the posted limit.
use mirrors to check traffic.
6. What should be fully engaged with no loose or missing pins in the slide mechanism of the sliding fifth-wheel?
Sliding pintle
Locking pins
Locking jaws
Hitch release lever
7. The most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection is:
Employer liability
Liability insurance
Property damage requirements
8. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Pitman arm
Leaf spring
Tie rod
Gear box
9. During the basic control skills test you may be asked to perform any of the following, except:
Trailer jackknife
Straight line backing
Parallel park
Offset back/right
10. What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
Safety for yourself and for other road users.
It's required by law.
Liability insurance.
To avoid fines.
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