The CDL pre trip practice test will examine your knowledge of internal inspection and external inspection. In order to receive your Commercial driver’s license, it is required that you pass the state’s official CDL written Knowledge exam.
Side reflectors on your vehicle must be of what color?

Question 1 of 30

You should check your parking brake function by...?

Question 2 of 30

During the pretrip inspection portion of the skills test, you will not have to...?

Question 3 of 30

If your vehicle has power steering, a 20 inch steering wheel should not turn more than how far before the front left wheel barely moves?

Question 4 of 30

If your warning devices consist of fusees, you must have at least how many?

Question 5 of 30

When checking the oil, the level must be...?

Question 6 of 30

When making a safe start, you should place the gearshift lever in...?

Question 7 of 30

If your vehicle is not equipped with an inspection reservoir sight glass, you should remove the radiator cap to inspect visually, making sure...?

Question 8 of 30

How many properly charged and rated fire extinguishers must you have on board your vehicle?

Question 9 of 30

Which of these should result in a vehicle failing a pretrip inspection?

Question 10 of 30

You must have working indicators on the dashboard for which of these lights?

Question 11 of 30

When checking your brake, turn signal and four way flasher operation, you should do so...?

Question 12 of 30

The play on a steering wheel without power steering should not exceed...?

Question 13 of 30

Which of these should be a compulsory part of your emergency equipment?

Question 14 of 30

The first way to check for leaks from hoses is to...?

Question 15 of 30

The most important thing to demonstrate on the pretrip inspection portion of the skills test is that...?

Question 16 of 30

For the pretrip inspection, you must bring...?

Question 17 of 30

To test the air gauge, you should build air pressure to the governor cutout, which is usually...?

Question 18 of 30

Clearance lights on the rear of your vehicle must be what color?

Question 19 of 30

After starting the engine for safe start, you should...?

Question 20 of 30

You should look on the underside of the engine and transmission for...?

Question 21 of 30

Power steering fluid levels must be...?

Question 22 of 30

During the pretrip inspection test, you should...?

Question 23 of 30

Which of these will show you that the oil pressure gauge is working satisfactorily?

Question 24 of 30

If you have an oil temperature gauge, when you start the engine it should...?

Question 25 of 30

Your windshield wiper arms and blades must be...?

Question 26 of 30

Which of these is not acceptable as an emergency warning device?

Question 27 of 30

The belts in the engine compartment should have no more than...?

Question 28 of 30

Which gauge shows you that the alternator and/or generator is charging?

Question 29 of 30

The first maneuver in a safe start is to...?

Question 30 of 30



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