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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. Doing a vehicle inspection is very important. Why?
Not doing it could cost time and dollars, or even worse, an accident.
A defect found during an inspection could save you problems later.
Federal and state regulations require that drivers inspect their vehicle.
All of the above.
2. During the vehicle inspection test, CDL applicants may be asked to:
change a tire.
replace a reflective triangle.
replace the emergency flashers.
None of the above.
3. 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 are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
there's a function light.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
4. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Parking brake
Steering brake
Service brake
Emergency brake
5. Checking your vehicle's suspension system includes checking:
the tires.
the mounting brackets.
the air suspension systems.
All of the above.
6. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
an engine inspection and tire check.
an in-cab inspection and background check.
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
7. During the basic control skills test, what is the maximum number of times you may look to check the position of your vehicle in the the straight-line backing exercise?
8. During the pre-trip inspection, belts should:
be checked for tightness and excessive wear.
checked for oil pressure.
not be inspected.
checked for leaks.
9. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
check for traffic in all directions.
slow down before making the turn.
use turn signals.
All of the above.
10. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, the driver should look under the vehicle for all of the following except:
Windshield wiper fluid
Fresh oil
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