CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Test 1 – Classic Mode

This is CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Test 1 in our original Classic Mode. Simply click in your answer to each CDL practice test question. When you're finished, check your score and results. You can reset the test and retake it as needed.

This test is based on CDL Manual Section 11.1.2 Cab Check/Engine Start

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1. Engine compartment belts must not have more than:

A up to 3/4 inch play at center of belt
B up to 3/4 inch play at ends of belt
C up to 1/2 inch play at center of belt
D no play allowed

2. Which of the following does not get checked in the engine compartment?

A Oil level
B Oil pressure
C Power steering fluid
D Coolant level

3. What could puddles on the ground or dripping fluids on underside of engine and transmission indicate?

A Leaking hose or line
B Engine Leak
C Water pump problems
D All of the above

4. Which of the following is not an engine compartment belt?

A Power steering belt
B Water pump belt
C Safety belt
D Air compressor belt

5. To check coolant level:

A Do not remove radiator cap unless truck is running and up to operating temperature
B Remove radiator cap (if engine is not hot) or inspect reservoir sight glass
C Make sure you're wearing safety glasses and rubber gloves
D None of the above

6. Brake drums (or discs) must not have cracks longer than:

A One half the width of the friction area
B One inch across in a straight line
C No cracks are allowed
D None of the above

7. When checking wheels, rust around the nut may indicate:

A They need to be replaced
B They need to be cleaned
C They are loose
D The tire is leaking

8. Which of the following about suspension is not true?

A Check leaf springs for missing, shifted, cracked or broken leaf springs
B Check coil springs for broken or distorted coil springs
C Check spring mounts for cracked or broken spring hangers, missing or damaged bushings, broken or missing bolts.
D Check to make sure torsion bars and/or arms are properly lubricated.

9. To check the power steering fluid:

A Inspect the reservoir sight glass
B Remove the oil fill cap and visibly check the level
C Check the power steering fluid dipstick
D Either A or B

10. When checking the dipstick to see that the lubrication level is above the refill mark or in a safe operating range, you are checking the:

A Oil level
B Coolant level
C Power steering fluid level
D A and C

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