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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 Jersey 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. Which of the following engages and disengages the engine from the drive train?
The front axle
The clutch
The drive shaft
The foot brake
2. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Pitman arm
Gear box
Leaf spring
Tie rod
3. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
loose, broken, or missing tailpipes.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
cut or cracked valve stems.
4. When taking the road test, you will be expected to make regular traffic checks. You should do all of the following except:
check your mirrors for traffic after an intersection.
checking mirrors regularly.
checking engine oil level.
checking for traffic regularly.
5. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Windshield washer fluid level
Coolant level in radiator
Engine oil level
Shock absorbers
6. Which of the following is true about the skills test?
It doesn't matter what vehicle you use to take these tests.
You don't have to take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in a vehicle that has components marked or labeled.
7. You should check that the _____ is solid, clear of objects, and securely bolted to the tractor frame.
sliding pintle
8. During the vehicle inspection, when checking the tires you should:
ensure the middle of the tires is more worn than the outside.
check for the minimum tread depth (4/32 on all tires).
ensure that valve caps are missing.
ensure that the tread is evenly worn.
9. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Steering shaft
Tie rod
Drag link
10. In the steering box part of the vehicle inspection test, you should:
check that the steering box is securely mounted.
look for any missing nuts or bolts.
check that the steering box is not leaking.
All of the above.
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