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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 Utah 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. Wheel and rim problems include:
missing clamps.
mismatched lock rings.
rust around wheel nuts.
All of the above.
2. To check the signal lights, do the following:
Turn off all the lights, turn on the stop lights, and turn on the left turn signal lights.
Turn off all the lights, turn on the right turn signal lights, and turn on the stop lights.
Turn on all the lights, turn off the stop lights, and turn off the left turn signal lights.
Turn on the stop lights, turn on all the lights, and turn on the right turn signal lights.
3. Exhaust system parts should be:
rubbing against fuel system parts.
None of the above.
4. During a walk around inspection, which of the following should you check?
Shock absorber condition.
Condition of the front axle.
Condition of wheel and rim.
All of the above.
5. When looking at the gauges during a pre-trip vehicle inspection:
you should immediately turn on the stop lights.
oil pressuse should come up to normal within seconds after the engine is started.
you should pump the brake pedal three times to test the parking brake.
None of the above.
6. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
in about a minute.
within seconds.
in about two minutes.
within 5 minutes of driving.
7. When conducting the vehicle inspection test:
you may have to check that the minimum tread depth is 2/32 on steering axle tires.
the air ride suspension should not be checked for leaks.
applicants will not have to see that the brake chambers are not leaking.
you may be asked to check that the steering box is not leaking.
8. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, which of the following could be a sign of trouble?
Fresh oil under the vehicle
Parking brake is on
Inflated tires
All of the above
9. Which of the following is NOT a tire problem to look for during the vehicle inspection?
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
All the tires are made by the same manufacturer
Recapped tires on the front of a school bus
Cracked valve stems
10. Pre-trip inspections:
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
are optional when the driver is familiar with the vehicle.
should always be done in the same order.
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UT CDL Inspection Test

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