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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. When checking the condition of the steering system, you must:
Visually inspect the steering mechanism.
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Check the windshield wiper arms.
2. When checking your tires during a pre-trip inspection, which of the following is acceptable?
Cracks in the tires
Tires made by different manufacturers
Dual tires that come in contact with parts of the vehicle
3. Suspension system defects include:
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
rust around wheel nuts.
cracked or broken spring hangers.
4. During a pre-trip inspection, when checking the power steering hoses, you should:
look for broken or distorted coil springs.
check for leaks.
check that the brake chambers are not leaking.
5. During the vehicle inspection, you will be expected to do all of the following except:
touch and name the item you are inspecting and explain why.
change a tire.
show that the vehicle is safe to drive.
6. When conducting the vehicle inspection test:
you may be asked to check that the steering box is not leaking.
the air ride suspension should not be checked for leaks.
applicants will not have to see that the brake chambers are not leaking.
7. When taking the road test, you will be expected to make regular traffic checks. You should do all of the following except:
checking engine oil level.
checking mirrors regularly.
checking for traffic regularly.
8. Vehicle inspections:
are important because vehicle defects found during an inspection could save you problems later.
should not be done by the shipper.
should only be done when a vehicle defect is found.
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.
10. What is a pull up when referring to truck driving?
A driving maneuver used to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and stop.
A specific maneuver used to decelerate smoothly in the exit lane.
When a driver stops and pulls forward to get a better position.
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VT Vehicle Inspection Test

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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