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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. The "Start Engine and Inspect inside of the Cab" step of the 7-step inspection method involves each of the following, EXCEPT:
checking engine oil level.
checking the air pressure gauge.
check the condition of the controls.
2. When taking the road test, you must do all of the following except:
Wear your safety belt
Obey all traffic signs
Tell the examiner where you'd like to drive
3. During the vehicle inspection test, after checking the area around the vehicle for hazards, and before opening the engine compartment door, you should:
check that the parking brakes are set and/or the wheels are chocked.
check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir.
remove the battery.
4. Checking your vehicle's suspension system includes checking:
the tires.
the air suspension systems.
the mounting brackets.
5. 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.
axle seals
All of the above.
6. When taking the road test, after driving under an overpass, you may be asked:
what the posted clearance or height was.
what the weight limit was.
how wide the overpass was.
7. During the vehicle inspection test, you may be asked to:
check the engine oil level.
replace the electrical and brake lines.
change the coolant.
8. If you find anything unsafe during the pre-trip inspection, you are required to:
drive cautiously until it is fixed.
get it fixed before driving.
write it in your inspection report.
9. Which of the following is NOT part of a standard vehicle inspection?
Tire problems.
Bad brake drums or shoes.
Seating defects.
10. What should be fully engaged with no loose or missing pins in the slide mechanism of the sliding fifth-wheel?
Locking pins
Locking jaws
Hitch release lever
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Inspection Test - VT 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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