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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. If loose or missing, _______ may cause movement between the frame and fifth wheel assembly.
locking pins
safety chains
mounting bolts
electric connectors
2. During the external inspection, you should check that the _______ (if equipped) are evenly centered, with the dual wheels and tires evenly separated, and are not bent, damaged, or rusted through.
lug nuts
axle seals
All of the above.
3. Checking the engine compartment during the seven-step inspection does NOT include checking:
the engine oil level.
the power steering fluid level.
the battery fluid level.
the engine oil temperature.
4. Which of the following engages and disengages the engine from the drive train?
The foot brake
The front axle
The clutch
The drive shaft
5. You are checking the dipstick to see that the oil level is within the safe operating range. The level must be:
below the power steering fluid level.
above the refill mark.
above the coolant level.
below the refill mark.
6. During the driving test, when approaching a railroad crossing, you should _________ while your vehicle is in the crossing.
change lanes
not change gears
pass slow moving vehicles
None of the above.
7. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your gear usage. You should do all of the following except:
select a gear that does not rev the engine.
not grind the gears.
shift in turns and intersections.
select a gear that does not lug the engine.
8. During your inspection, you should look into the fifth-wheel gap and check that the _________ are fully closed around the kingpin.
locking jaws
mounting bolts
couplings (U-joints)
lug nuts
9. When inspecting your vehicle, before checking the engine compartment be sure that:
all tires are properly inflated.
all lights are working.
the parking brakes are on and/or wheels chocked.
the fire extinguisher is properly charged and rated.
10. Brake drums (or discs) must not have cracks longer than:
twice the width of the friction area.
one third the width of the friction area.
the width of the friction area.
one half the width of the friction area.
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UT Vehicle Inspection Test

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