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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 Vermont 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 the vehicle inspection, you should check your clutch for:
All of the above.
2. What should you do to test your vehicle's low air pressure warning signal?
With the key in the "on" or "battery charge" position, rapidly apply and release the foot brake.
Pump the brakes until the air pressure drops below 80 psi.
With the engine running, put the vehicle in a forward gear and attempt to drive forward.
3. Rust around wheel nuts may mean:
the wheels or rims have had welding repairs.
the nuts are loose.
the nuts are too tight.
4. What should you do to test your hydraulic brakes for leaks?
Hold the brake pedal down for five seconds, then pump it three times.
Pump the brake pedal five times, then apply pressure for three seconds.
Pump the brake pedal three times, then apply pressure to the pedal and hold for five seconds.
5. During your inspection, you should look into the fifth-wheel gap and check that the _________ are fully closed around the kingpin.
mounting bolts
couplings (U-joints)
locking jaws
6. Without engine oil:
the ABS won't work.
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
7. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
All of the above.
8. All CDL vehicle inspection tests include:
an engine inspection and tire check.
an engine start and in-cab inspection.
an engine start and an inspection of the entire vehicle.
9. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
in about two minutes.
in about a minute.
within seconds.
10. When inspecting brakes, you should look for:
cracked drums.
shoes worn dangerously thin.
All of the above.
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VT CDL Inspection Test

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