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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 North Dakota 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 taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
only use the turn signal if other vehicles are present.
gradually increase your speed.
check traffic in all directions.
All of the above.
2. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Lug nuts, rims, tire
Tie rod, drag link, spindle
Leaf spring, torque rod, front axle hanger
Axle, main spring, spring shackle
3. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Tie rod
Steering shaft
Drag link
4. Without engine oil:
traction will be reduced.
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
the ABS won't work.
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
5. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Look under the vehicle for the wheel speed sensor wires coming from the back of the brakes.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
All of the above.
6. The "Start Engine and Inspect inside of the Cab" step of the 7-step inspection method involves each of the following, EXCEPT:
checking the air pressure gauge.
check the condition of the controls.
checking engine oil level.
starting the engine, then listening for unusual noises.
7. Which of the following engages and disengages the engine from the drive train?
The clutch
The drive shaft
The front axle
The foot brake
8. Suspension system defects may include all of the following except:
Distorted coil springs
Cracked hoses
Missing or broken leaf springs
Cracked spring hangers
9. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
Tie rod, drag link, and gear box
Torque rod, leaf spring, spring shackle
10. Brake drums (or discs) must not have cracks longer than:
the width of the friction area.
one half the width of the friction area.
one third the width of the friction area.
twice the width of the friction area.
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Inspection Test - ND CDL

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