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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 Ohio 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. Vehicle inspections:
should not be done by the shipper.
are important because vehicle defects found during an inspection could save you problems later.
should only be done when a vehicle defect is found.
2. During the road test, you will be expected to do all of the following EXCEPT:
temporarily exceed the posted speed limit when passing other vehicles.
wear your safety belt.
make regular traffic checks.
3. If you are checking that the air hoses and electrical lines are not spliced, cut, chafedĀ or worn, you are inspecting:
the air / electric lines.
the mounting bolts.
the exhaust system.
4. 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 alternator.
the water pump.
5. Exhaust system parts should be:
rubbing against fuel system parts.
None of the above.
6. When checking the engine compartmentĀ in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Windshield washer fluid level
Shock absorbers
Engine oil level
7. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, which of the following could be a sign of trouble?
Inflated tires
Fresh oil under the vehicle
Parking brake is on
8. When taking the road test, after driving under an overpass, you may be asked:
how wide the overpass was.
what the weight limit was.
what the posted clearance or height was.
9. _______ are one of the most common problems found in roadside inspections.
Brake drums
Out-of-adjustment brakes
Slack adjusters
10. During the vehicle inspection, when approaching the vehicle you should:
check that the vehicle is clear.
look under the vehicle for fresh oil, fuel leaks or coolant.
check that the parking brakes are not set.
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