Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection
You will be required to perform a pre-trip inspection in the vehicle you will be using for the test.
You must show that the vehicle is safe to drive. You will have to walk around the vehicle and point to or touch each item and explain to the examiner what you are checking and why.
The pre-trip will include an engine start, an in-cab inspection, and an inspection of the coupling system (if any).
You will also have to inspect any special features of your vehicle (e.g. school bus).
The Pre-Trip Inspection Test is a time-limited test. The maximum time allowed is thirty minutes.
The Pre-Trip Inspection portion of the CDL exam is very detailed so study your state's Commercial Driver License Manual, practice on your vehicle or a similar one, and consider other study aids such as a training video. Click HERE for CDL Test Video information.