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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 Oregon 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. ______ must have a minimum tread depth of 4/32 of an inch.
Steering axle tires
All tires other than front tires
Spare tires
All of the above.
2. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine inspection and tire check.
an in-cab inspection and background check.
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
3. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, you should:
activate your left turn signal.
not use your turn signals.
decelerate smoothly.
apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
4. After a trip:
you should place the vehicle out of service.
you should replace the battery.
you should get the oil changed.
you should inspect the vehicle.
5. Suspension system defects include:
rust around wheel nuts.
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
cracked or broken spring hangers.
All of the above.
6. Wheel and rim problems include:
rust around wheel nuts.
mismatched lock rings.
missing clamps.
All of the above.
7. When checking the condition of the visible parts during your pre-trip inspection, make sure that the _________ are secured against rubbing, snagging or wearing.
air lines and electrical wiring
side boards and stakes
8. If loose or missing, _______ may cause movement between the frame and fifth wheel assembly.
electric connectors
safety chains
locking pins
mounting bolts
9. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
check traffic in all directions.
only use the turn signal if other vehicles are present.
gradually increase your speed.
All of the above.
10. During the driving test, when approaching a railroad crossing, you should _________ while your vehicle is in the crossing.
not change gears
change lanes
pass slow moving vehicles
None of the above.
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