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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. During a pre-trip inspection, when checking the power steering hoses, you should:
check that the brake chambers are not leaking.
look for broken or distorted coil springs.
check for leaks.
2. During your inspection, you should look into the fifth-wheel gap and check that the _________ are fully closed around the kingpin.
couplings (U-joints)
mounting bolts
locking jaws
3. During the skills test, if you must stop before making the turn, you should:
let your vehicle roll.
keep the front wheel aimed straight ahead.
come to a complete stop after the line to get a better view.
4. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine inspection and tire check.
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
5. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
cut or cracked valve stems.
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
6. Name some key suspension system parts.
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Drag link, spindle and gear box
7. If the coolant container is not part of the pressurized system:
you should remove the container cap and wait until the system has cooled.
you can safely remove the cap and add coolant even when the engine is hot.
you should never remove the radiator cap or any part of the pressurized system until the system has cooled.
8. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
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.
9. What should be clean with no obstructions, illegal stickers, or damages to the glass?
The windshield.
The lighting indicators.
The headlights.
10. Wheel bearing seals should be checked for:
twisted axles.
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Inspection Test - OH CDL

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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