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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 Washington 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 pre-trip inspection, when starting the engine you should:
check the coolant level in the radiator.
listen for unusual noises.
fasten your safety belt.
2. When inspecting your vehicle, before checking the engine compartment be sure that:
the parking brakes are on and/or wheels chocked.
the fire extinguisher is properly charged and rated.
all lights are working.
3. Which of the following is not a braking system on a truck?
Parking brake
Service brake
Steering brake
4. The most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection is:
Employer liability
Liability insurance
5. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Tie rod, drag link, spindle
Leaf spring, torque rod, front axle hanger
Lug nuts, rims, tire
6. As part of your pre-trip inspection, make sure:
the cargo is balanced properly.
the vehicle is not overloaded.
All of the above.
7. Exhaust system parts should be:
rubbing against fuel system parts.
None of the above.
8. When conducting the vehicle inspection test:
you may be asked to check that the steering box is not leaking.
applicants will not have to see that the brake chambers are not leaking.
the air ride suspension should not be checked for leaks.
9. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, you should:
decelerate smoothly.
activate your left turn signal.
apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
10. When checking the lights before driving:
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
you should turn off the engine.
make sure the parking brake is not set.
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