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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. _______ are one of the most common problems found in roadside inspections.
Out-of-adjustment brakes
Brake drums
Slack adjusters
Air hoses connected to the brake chambers
2. Name some key suspension system parts.
Drag link, spindle and gear box
Mufflers, tailpipes and vertical stacks
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
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 alternator.
the air compressor.
the Anti-lock Braking System indicator.
the water pump.
4. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Parking brake
Steering brake
Emergency brake
Service brake
5. Which of the following is NOT checked in a pre-trip inspection?
Brake controls
Safety equipment
Cargo securement
The amount of fuel in the vehicle
6. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your use of turn signals. You should do all of the following except:
Activate your turn signals upon completion of a turn or lane change.
Activate your turn signals at appropriate times.
Use your turn signals properly.
Activate your turn signals when required.
7. Checking the automatic transmission fluid level may require:
the vehicle to be parked downhill.
you to pump the brake.
the engine to be running.
the 4-way emergency flashers to be activated.
8. During the vehicle inspection, when asked to check the oil level you should:
make sure the engine is off.
see that the oil level is within safe operating range.
indicate where the dipstick is located.
All of the above.
9. When making a lane change during the skills test, you should:
come to a complete stop first.
avoid using your mirrors.
apply the parking brake.
make the necessary traffic checks first.
10. During the vehicle inspection test, when asked to check the power steering fluid you should:
check for adequate power steering fluid level.
indicate where power steering fluid dipstick is located.
ensure that the power steering fluid level is above the refill mark.
All of the above.
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