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CDL Test 1 - Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection

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ClassGraphic DOT certified third party testing is available for individuals seeking to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL A).  CDL testing has three phases: Pre-Trip, Skills Test, and Road Test. The tests must be taken and passed in this sequence to receive a Commercial Driver's License.  After you've passed the knowledge test, obtained and held the Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days you can take CDL Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection.  You may schedule the test time upon receiving your CLP. You must have the CLP for 14 days before you can test.  Each test costs $100 per attempt.  Failing any one test will require a re-test at the additional cost of $100 per testing occurrence. 

You must provide a vehicle that is in good working order and is representative of the class of license you are applying for.  If you are unable to provide one please contact us for other arrangements.  A pre-trip vehicle inspection test is required to show the vehicle is safe to drive. You will have to walk around the vehicle and point to or touch each item and explain what you are checking and why. (You will not have to crawl under the hood of the vehicle.)

Review section 11 in the Commercial Driver License Manual to prepare for and successfully pass the pre-trip vehicle inspection test. 
  • You must successfully demonstrate all three components of the airbrake check as a part of the pre-trip vehicle inspection test. Prepare for this by reviewing the information in section 11.
  • If you do not pass the airbrake check and/or the pre-trip vehicle inspection test, you must register again for CDL Test 1: Pre-Trip Vehicle inspection and make another appointment to retake the test.
CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Memory Aid

Class Details

0 Sessions

DMV Pre-Trip Video

Rozann Dallenbach 

CEUs : 0.1

Start Date:upon registration



Please read:  Upon successful registration please contacts us to arrange the date and time of your testing. There is a minimum two (2) day wait between registration date and the test date. Before you test you must: possess commercial learner's permit for at least 14 days and provide your own vehicle.



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Registration Closes On
Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Waterloo, Regional Transportation Training Center  Map, Room: Driving Range Rozann Dallenbach