Inspect, and check the condition of important parts of the tractor-trailer, including instruments and controls;
engine and drive train; chassis and suspension; steering system; braking system; tires, wheels, and rims; lights and
signals; coupling system; emergency equipment; and equipment used to secure cargo.
Make pretrip inspections correctly and quickly.
Make enroute inspections by checking mirrors for signs of trouble, checking instruments and watching for other signs
that there is a problem, and by stopping from time to time for a walk around inspection, especially when you are
transporting dangerous cargo.
Make post-trip inspections by properly noting problems you had on the trip and vehicle parts that aren't working
Your driver will learn
A systematic procedure for making a quick and complete inspection.
Why an undiscovered malfunction or vehicle problem can be unsafe and cost you time and money.
The importance of having malfunctions corrected quickly.
Federal, State, and other regulations on inspections, including special regulations for hazardous cargo and the
driver's responsibility for inspections.
Procedures for performing post-trip inspections.
Vehicle Inspections: Pre And Post-Trip
Safety for yourself and others is the most important reason to inspect. A defect found during an inspection could prevent problems later. Federal and state laws require cdl drivers to inspect their vehicles.
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